January 23, 2014

Hollande Means Business This Time?

Boll, Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

German politicians are letting out a sigh of relief over French President François Hollande's apparent about face on economic reforms. With his private life under scrutiny, is he strong enough to push through needed changes?

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TAGGED: Economy, Francois Hollande, France


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French Becoming More Puritanical
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