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EU election: France's Hollande calls for reform of 'remote' EU

French President Francois Hollande has said the EU must reform and scale back its power, amid a surge in support for Eurosceptic and far-right parties.
BBC: May 26, 2014

Surprising gains for far right, far left in European parliamentary elections

Exit polls across the European Union show surprisingly strong wins for so-called Eurosceptics on the far right and far left in European Parliament elections.
May 26, 2014

EU vote sees boost for right wing in France, Austria and Greece

Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party is leading in the European Parliament elections in France, according to early projections. Results from across the 28-member bloc are coming in throughout the the evening.
Deutsche Welle: May 26, 2014

France, Germany push for 'Robin Hood' tax, seen falling short of early goal

France and Germany led a group of countries on Tuesday in pushing for a tax on financial trading although the levy is set to fall far short of what was pledged at the height of the financial crisis and may be pared back further.
Reuters: May 6, 2014

Merkel ally warns against 'wrong signal' to France on deficit

One of Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief allies in parliament on Wednesday criticised the centre-left candidate for European Commission president, Germany's Martin Schulz, for saying France should get more time to cut its public deficit.
Reuters: April 9, 2014