Francois Hollande

Francois Hollande
President of France
 

Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefire

Putin briefs Merkel, Hollande on steps to implement Syrian ceasefire

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had a telephone conversation with German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on steps towards implementing the …

Davos 2017 to discuss #039Responsive and responsible leadership#039

Davos 2017 to discuss 'Responsive and responsible leadership'

The 47th World Economic Forum, which annually brings together leading representatives of political and business elites, will open in the Swiss ski resort of Davos today. About 50 heads of state and government, including the British Prime …

Kosachev says current EU is caravan moving with speed of  slowest camel

Kosachev says current EU is caravan moving with speed of slowest camel

By speaking in favor of extending anti-Russian sanctions at the EU summit, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated the loss of leading positions in the European Union, …

Merkel and Hollande back extending sanctions on Russia

Merkel and Hollande back extending sanctions on Russia

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they want to extend sanctions against Russia due to a lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire deal. Merkel, speaking …

A Europe of Merkel and Fillon

A Europe of Merkel and Fillon

Their Partnership Could Bring Ideological Unity and Geopolitical Division

 Hollande not to stand for re-election

Hollande not to stand for re-election

Francois Hollande has announced he will not seek a second term as president of France.  Hollande, in a TV address on Thursday said, "I have decided not to be a candidate for the presidential election, to the …

Battle of the ‘pro-Russian’ candidates in France

Battle of the ‘pro-Russian’ candidates in France

Le Pen and Fillon are planning to take a clear course for normalization of the relations with Russia

From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises

From Brexit to Trump, Europe reels from year of crises

Repeated diplomatic blows have left the bloc’s standing shakier than ever, with long-held alliances and shared values at risk

Paris attacks: one year later

Paris attacks: one year later

One year ago the Paris attacks of November 13 shocked the world. Gunmen and suicide bombers brought carnage to the heart of the French capital in a series of coordinated attacks targeting revelers at a concert hall, a stadium, restaurants and …

Brussels bemoans Russian strategy to weaken EU, backs down on sanctions threat

Brussels bemoans Russian strategy to weaken EU, backs down on sanctions threat

However, an EU plan to threaten Russia with sanctions for its part in attacks on Aleppo was put on hold

Putin#039s visit to Berlin: Germany#039s reaction

Putin's visit to Berlin: Germany's reaction

There is a strong polarization in German society regarding how the country should position itself in relations with Russia

A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe

A Progressive Political Alliance for Europe

The EU needs a deep political restructuring aimed at building new progressive majorities

EU defines new sanctions policy on Russia

EU defines new sanctions policy on Russia

European Union leaders faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow. The debate over threatening additional sanctions came during dinner at the EU’s autumn summit, a day after French President …

#039Normandy Quartet#039 reloads Minsk II

'Normandy Quartet' reloads Minsk II

All the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet' confirmed their commitment to the Minsk Agreements at the summit, the Russian President Vladimir Putin said after international talks in Berlin. In addition, Putin …

Russia opens new cathedral in Paris amid diplomatic tensions

Russia opens new cathedral in Paris amid diplomatic tensions

Amid diplomatic tensions between Russia and France, an Orthodox cathedral was inaugurated next to the Eiffel Tower.

Alexander Rahr: I don’t envy Merkel and Hollande

Alexander Rahr: "I don’t envy Merkel and Hollande"

The US doesn’t want the leadership of Germany and France, the analyst believes

Leaders of #039Normandy Quartet#039 to synchronize watches in Berlin

Leaders of 'Normandy Quartet' to synchronize watches in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Berlin today, where he will meet the leaders of the 'Normandy Quartet'. A possibility of holding new direct negotiations between the Russian President Vladimir Putin, …

Sarkozy criticized Hollande#039s attitude towards Russia

Sarkozy criticized Hollande's attitude towards Russia

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has joined a chorus of French politicians sharply criticizing the incumbent Francois Hollande for escalating tensions with Russia, following Vladimir Putin’s decision to cancel a …

Kremlin explains why Putin canceled his visit to Paris

Kremlin explains why Putin canceled his visit to Paris

Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a decision to cancel his visit to Paris scheduled for October 19 to wait for a date that would suit his French counterpart Francois Hollande, the Kremlin spokesman …

 Putin cancels Paris visit

Putin cancels Paris visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled his upcoming trip to Paris. The move comes after French President Francois Hollande accused the Kremlin of committing war crimes in …

Armenia celebrates its Independence Day

Armenia celebrates its Independence Day

Armenian citizens are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the country's independence. An independence referendum was held in the Republic of Armenia on September 21, 1991, and was to determine if voters were in favor of independence from …

9/11 attacks: the lessons not taken

9/11 attacks: the lessons not taken

15 years have passed since the unprecedented attacks in the United States in the world history, known as the September 11 attacks. The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others. Today the entire world community …

Erdogan, EU leaders discuss visa cancellation

Erdogan, EU leaders discuss visa cancellation

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, France’s President Francois Hollande and Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo …

Ushakov: no trilateral talks in China to be held

Ushakov: no trilateral talks in China to be held

Two bilateral meetings on Ukraine will take place at the summit instead of  trilateral talks of the Russian, German and French leaders, the Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said. Putin's meeting with …

Kremlin: meeting of Putin, Merkel and Hollande under discussion

Kremlin: meeting of Putin, Merkel and Hollande under discussion

The meeting of the leaders of Russia, Germany and France, Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, in China is still under discussion, the Russian President’s spokesman …

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Prompts Meeting With Putin at G-20 Summit

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Prompts Meeting With Putin at G-20 Summit

Angela Merkel and François Hollande will meet the Russian president in China

Ukraine marks sad anniversary of independence

Ukraine marks sad anniversary of independence

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence. On this day in 1991, the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, which was preceded by three intense days of …

Putin, Merkel and Hollande to meet on sidelines of G20 in China

Putin, Merkel and Hollande to meet on sidelines of G20 in China

Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and French President Francois Hollande have agreed to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, the Kremlin said. …

Russia shouldn#039t fear the outcomes of the NATO meeting in Warsaw

Russia shouldn't fear the outcomes of the NATO meeting in Warsaw

Europeans believe it is more important to have a strong economic relationship with Moscow than take tough foreign policy positions

Myth of Islamic terrorism shouldn#039t form in public consciousness

Myth of "Islamic terrorism" shouldn't form in public consciousness

Executions of Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, the destruction of centuries-old traditions – all of this was done by civilized democratic countries