Francois Hollande

‘France has a problem with Islam’: Hollande

President Francois Hollande told the authors of a book just published that France has “a problem with Islam” and there are too many immigrants arriving in the country who “shouldn’t be here”. Hollande made the controversial remarks to the authors of A President Shouldn’t Say That… in December 2015, a[…]

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Europe plans to house an additional 120,000 refugees

France’s President Francois Hollande has announced his country will take in 24,000 refugees over the next two years, while it is understood Germany will take 31,000 additional people under a European plan which is strongly opposed by Hungary. The figure revealed by the French leader on Monday represents France’s share of[…]

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Hollande condemns protests against Uber

French President Francois Hollande has condemned violent protests by taxi drivers against the car ride-booking app Uber, but maintained that the service should be taken off the road. Hollande, speaking early on Friday morning, described the Paris demonstrations as “unacceptable violence in a democracy, in a country like France”. But[…]

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US spied on three French presidents: Wikileaks

The French president, François Hollande, has called an emergency meeting of his country’s defence council for Wednesday morning after claims that American agents spied on three successive French presidents between 2006 and 2012. According to WikiLeaks documents published late on Tuesday, even the French leaders’ mobile phone conversations were listened[…]

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Hollande to meet with Jewish, Muslim leaders

French President Francois Hollande will meet Tuesday with the heads of the country’s leading Jewish and Muslim organizations, the Elysee Palace said, in an attempt to subdue a public rift between the two factions. Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris and president of the French Council[…]

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Hollande seeks tolerance as Charlie Hebdo buries staff

French President Francois Hollande insisted Thursday that any anti-Muslim or anti-Semitic acts must be “severely punished,” as he sought to calm rising religious tensions after his country’s bloodiest radical attacks in decades. With 120,000 security forces deployed to prevent future attacks, nerves jumped overnight when a car rammed into a[…]

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