Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said that President Francois Hollande’s handling of relations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “clumsy,” the Financial Times reported in an interview.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon began meetings with Jewish and Muslim leaders today to diffuse a dispute about religious dietary codes that has threatened to dominate France’s presidential elections.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said he was a guest of the Egyptian government during the New Year’s holiday, making the disclosure as Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie fends off calls to resign for accepting a flight from a Tunisian businessman.
Francois Fillon, the former French prime minister who was declared the narrow loser of a vote to lead former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s political party, in reality won the vote because some overseas ballots weren’t counted, his campaign manager said.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon marked the fourth anniversary of Nicolas Sarkozy ’s election as president with an attack on the opposition Socialists a year before elections that polls show the incumbent would lose.
Prime Minister Francois Fillon will unveil austerity measures today to keep the budget gap in check as France’s economy slows and its top credit rating comes under pressure amid Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis.