Jul 14 2014

Why French amusement parks are popular abroad

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There is not that the giant and powerful Disneyland1 park which is exported worldwide. Although the American ranks first among the most visited parks in France with 14.9 million visitors per year, a small French attractions, Puy du FOU2 steals the second place, indicating a significant growth of the entertainment industry to the French. It must be said that in terms of attractions, the "French Touch" was popular. Nicolas de Villiers, President and Director of Puy du Fou contacted by Le Figaro, "foreign appeal to French because they pick a lifestyle and expertise. The thickness of our history gives a refined look to France. And the French have the ability to understand civilizations and integrate. This is what pleases abroad. "His park attractions Vendée is indeed envious internationally. So that Nicolas de Villiers and his team have created three years ago subsidiary "Puy du Fou International" for marketing outside of France, the expertise of the park shows. The Puy du Fou

looks to China

The English and Dutch have already tempted by the model "Puy du Fou3." And it is the turn of Russia and China to follow the trend. "Many Chinese come to the Puy du Fou Park for becoming more essential for their trip to France. It is therefore quite natural to turn to this country. 'If you do not come to the Puy du Fou Puy du Fou will come to you', to quote the quote Knight Lagardère, "says Nicolas de Villiers.

The export model in China, with whom the Puy du Fou has four contracts, will be different from other countries. "In normal times, we used to adapt our concept to the history of the country in which it is implanted. But for China, it is not impossible that the park revolves around the history of France is of great interest to the Chinese, and it would be a little bit of France there. "The leader welcomes the ongoing negotiations which could lead to an overall investment including "between 500 and 600 million euros for an entire fleet, as we are going up in Russia near Moscow, for example," but refuses to advance a specific date. "It is difficult to give a date for a park in China because the negotiations are always a little longer but by 2019, there may be a park there because, from the moment we take our sheet White to set up the project and open to the public during the day, it takes 2 and a half years, three years cash till payday advance. " The Park

Astérix4 also look to Asia. Our Gallic holdouts should settle in China in Yunnan Province, southwest of the country. The owner of the brand, Compagnie des Alpes is in discussion. The success in France Gallic and their adventures in comics, Parc Astérix 5se ranks third in French parks with 1,620,000 visitors in 2013. But internationally, it is long gone unnoticed. It is only recently, with the English variation of film with Gerard Depardieu and Laetitia Casta, the characters of Goscinny were able to export. The technology

Futuroscope draws India

After the shows Puy du Fou and rides Asterix, it is the turn of the technology Futuroscope 6d'intéresser foreigners. This is the Indian society Appu Ghar, the father of entertainment in India which reflects an installation attractions Jaipour7 industry. This clone Poitiers Futuroscope propose the same events and entertainment. For Denis Brunnelière in charge of Futuroscope the General Council of Vienne, owner of the park department, foreign investors are seeking a particular different model, amusement parks "classic". "Our specialty at the Futuroscope in Poitiers is to combine a leisure park and a science. Foreigners are interested in the overall concept and not just part of the theme park., "He says Le Figaro. Although Denis Brunnelière does not wish formally confirm the project, he acknowledges that "if all goes well, the park should be released in 2018. But all this remains hypothetical." "The investment for the Futuroscope of Poitiers itself amounted to 200 million euros. Given the work necessary adaptation to the local market to do in India, investment will exceed 200 million euros. "  

With nearly 200 parks on French territory, 10% of the European market, the refinement of the "French touch" does not continues to inspire. And the last one, the theme park Le Petit Prince8 recently opened its doors in Mulhouse, could attract those who want to perpetuate the legend of Saint-Exupéry.

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Jul 12 2014

Bayonne ham gets his passport to the United States

Tag: economics, news, publications, top news, traveladmin @ 3:44 pm

 

The famous Bayonne ham 1seront for sale in the United States in 2015. U.S. health authorities have given the green light to the slaughter Fipso and business Delpeyrat 2a said Bernard Dupont , president of the Interprofessional Bayonne ham. U.S.

So eat ham of Bayonne French. France submitted a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), the product will be the same for U.S. customers. Ham will only be produced from pigs reared in the South West. For now, only started production since drying ham lasts one year.

"Becoming the Ambassador brand of French know-how"

Delpeyrat, which has obtained authorization for export to the United States

Bayonne ham, which represents 20% of the French market dried ham, and is "400 million potential consumers," says Bernard Dupont. If the impact is yet difficult to quantify, the consortium covers all distribution channels faxless payday advance. "The U.S. market represents a real opportunity. We expected there, the people are very attracted by the French gastronomy. We aim supermarkets, delicatessens, restaurants, hotels, all distributors, "he said.

With this approval, which follows that obtained for China in June dernier3, Delpeyrat wants to "become the brand ambassador for French savoir-faire" abroad. On July 23th, a delegation of foreign importers will be present during the Holidays Bayonne. And among the 9 members in North America will be well represented as two Americans and three Canadians will be included.

With the aim to reap 100 million euros in sales internationally in 2020. It is now 45 million, or 10% of total turnover Delpeyrat. Other brands, like Oteiza – producer and creator of the Basque Country – also seek to position themselves.


Jul 07 2014

"Good funds" Michel Sapin

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Once again, Michel Sapin1 won the award for humor. "Our friend is finance, good finance2" Sunday launched our Minister of Finance Economic Forum Aix-en-Provence 20143, which this year had the theme "Investing invent tomorrow." Intoxicated by the brightness of Provence, our bagman asked himself the question: "Will it finance a happy, happy in the service of investment, to make people happy?" "Good finance" is one that contributes to real investments. But the needs are enormous. This is even with unemployment, the only true sequel to the global crisis of 2008-2009, as recalled Christine Lagarde4. "At the end of 2013, the GDP of the G205 was 8% lower than their underlying trend (if there was no crisis) and investment down 20% over what should be, "said the director of FMI6.

The diagnosis applies equally to private investment firms for public infrastructure projects. The World Economic Forum Davos7 has calculated that the global economy devoted to these 3700 billion a year in the 1980s. Today is just 2,700 billion, is a lack of 1,000 billion. Citing these figures, Christine Lagarde revealed that the IMF would present a study on this topic in early October on the 40 major economies.

"In the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, budgets are now 10% lower than they should be," said said the boss of the IMF, while noting that, for France, it was not the case. The French deficit investment is doing well, in her view, on private investment. Collapse

investments

Michel Sapin, for its part ready to subscribe to this diagnosis, if not it also recognizes that danger looming on the side of local authorities. The new municipalities are now "very careful, a too cautious," said he acknowledged at his press conference. Already smarting from the collapse of the housing investment, which "cost 0.4 percentage point of GDP growth" we, according to his figures, it should not be depressed after the building now gaining public works. Featuring

himself an outstanding hearty temperament, Michel Sapin is satisfied that the conditions of the trust is there, "now that companies perceive new opportunities and the CICE arrives in their accounts. " As for the discontent of social partners, Medef8 among others, and the left wing PS9, he summarized by this formula: "The complainers, the rechigneux as they say in Berry, feed the slingers, and the slingers feed moaners. "


Mar 30 2014

How to choose a marriage contract

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You're getting married? You are reluctant to talk about money? Surely you can not imagine a future be divorced. However, almost one in two marriages ends in a DIVORCE1. "Brides and grooms often evade these money issues that put uncomfortable," says Nathalie Couzigou-Suhas, notary in Paris. To avoid problems in case of separation, establish a prenuptial agreement that will govern your life together and decide the fate of property. Depending on your situation, some plans are more appropriate than others.

The community property acquired after marriage

This procedure, called legal, applies automatically if you do not plan no contract mariage2. "All property acquired during the marriage, all debts fall into a common basket," says Patricia Viollaz, notary in La Roche-sur-Foron (74). In case of divorce, everything is shared equally. Only assets leased or inherited remain personal. Attention fruit donated property inherited or fall into the common basket. Xavier made the sad experience. "I would rent a property that I inherited and I put aside, he says, when I got divorced, I thought I could use the money to buy a property but I fell high when I knew I had half my ex-wife. "the statutory scheme is not a panacea. "If there is no large inheritance in anticipation, two employees may be satisfied, but if one is self-employed or a business owner, better regime of separation of property," advises Patricia Viollaz. Know that every marriage contract requires the intervention of a notary. The separation of property

In the regime of separation, each spouse retains ownership of its property, whether acquired before or after marriage or received by donation or succession3. Debts are also personal. Except in the case of those related to household maintenance and education of children. Warning: if you are surety credit, which is common in real estate, you can not avail yourself of the regime of separation of property. You will be liable for the debts of your spouse. Rigid, the regime of separation can be arranged. Some goods may, for example, be pooled to support a spouse who has little income. "We can then decide who is the owner and in what proportions," says Nathalie Couzigou-Suhas. The participation of acquisitions

"It's a mix between the legal system and the system of separation," says Nathalie Couzigou-Suhas. It is used for example when one of the spouses, often the woman waives work to raise children. With this waiver, it allows the other to enrich themselves. How does this plan? Before marriage, a property inventory of each is achieved. During the marriage, each spouse retains ownership of the property it acquires. But in case of divorce, "we take stock of the assets acquired by each and if one is more enriched, it must compensate the other," says Patricia Viollaz.

The regime of universal community

In this system, all property acquired before (even by gift or inheritance) or during the marriage become common. In case of separation, each gets half the heritage and in case of death, it all comes down to the survivor. "The scheme was recommended for couples who do not have children and do not want to pay inheritance tax. Today, with reliefs of the law Tepa, it has less interest, "says Patricia Viollaz. But it occurs in the case of couples recomposed. A handle with care, however, when there are children, they can not be disinherited. Tip: whatever the marriage contract, make sure it follows well the evolution of your relationship and change it if necessary. And

for PACS couples? You prefer pacser

4? Under these conditions you are automatically subject to the regime of separation of property. As spouses who choose this plan, each retains ownership of the goods he buys for the PACS or has received by gift or inheritance. If you do not want to be under this scheme, you can opt for the regime of ownership. In this case, all property acquired after the conclusion of the PACS, by one or other of the PACS are deemed to belong equally to both partners, even if one has helped finance more than the other.


Mar 16 2014

Canal + and Sports beIN at loggerheads

Tag: business, economics, opinions, people, traveladmin @ 1:52 am

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beIN Sports1 as at Canal 2, was prepared heavy artillery. On March 7, the Professional Football League has triggered a general commotion in battle staffs of the two broadcasters precipitating the timing of the tender TV rights to the league 13 over the period 2016 – 2020.

For both channels, the issue is crucial. Even vital. If cinema is a strong argument to recruit new viewers in the case of Canal +, the true power of seduction, and even more that of beIN Sports, based primarily on sports, especially football. Without this discipline lighthouse, there is a good chance that customers will terminate their contract. By themselves, cinema and series will not make the weight in the case of Canal +. About beIN Sports, which has bought the TV at the football World Cup Brésil4 rights, the broadcaster can not establish itself as a premium channel without the best Ligue 1. What do flambé adding the rights to this competition. In a note, financial analysts and Natixis consider it possible that Canal + is seeking exclusive rights to Ligue 1 through very high inflation, rising from € 420 million per year to 760 million. "This would represent a significant investment but allow the group to" secure "the model definitely pay TV premium and have time to develop it, facing the threat of new entrants, as Netflix5." …..

… The tension is even greater this time, that the time to construct a plan of action is short: just over a month, until April 4. Worse, the tenders will be this time successive, making it possible for broadcasters renchérir between each batch.  Next round

April 4

And to make matters worse, the tender of the Champion's League and League Europa's arrive a few days later, in April. For both pay broadcasters, "this is the week of all the dangers," analyzes a pattern string. Enough to give a cold sweat leaders of Canal + and beIN Sports. TV rights experts, financiers and strategists in both groups certainly prepare sleepless nights. But the final decision has serious implications, remain the exclusive case of three men: Yousef al-Obaidly, Director General beIN Sports, Bertrand Meheut and Rodolphe Belmer, the two leaders of Canal +. In this conflict, all shots will be permitted. They have already started to rain.

Last summer, Canal + has filed a complaint for unfair competition, arguing that petrodollars allowed to invest beIN Sports bleeds. In January, she had tried to persuade the government to prohibit bein Sports, owner of PSG, to be a candidate for the purchase of TV rights, before being sent back to its goals by the Ministry of Sports. Next round expected on April 4, together with the decision of the LFP. Canal + like beIN Sports, victory can only be considered one way: by KO


Mar 14 2014

Eurotunnel finally sees its future in pink

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 Jacques

Gounon1 is a happy boss. Eurotunnel2, the group he leads, will pay taxes in 2015! This is a sign Eurotunnel, created twenty years ago, finally sees its future in pink. So far, the group was not profitable enough to pay taxes. This is why, this year, the deferral of taxes, recorded as assets, driving up the net profit for the year 2013.

"We have accumulated 6 billion of tax losses. The prospects lead us to recognize deferred taxes in our accounts as assets, "said Jacques Gounon. Eurotunnel has recognized in its accounts 127 million of deferred tax, of which € 83 million are reflected in the income statement for 2013.

The 2013 was a year of records for the concessionaire of the Channel Tunnel. Its turnover has surpassed the billion euros (1.092 billion) thanks to higher revenue associated with the operation of the tunnel, but also to the improvement of Europorte revenue, the operator rail freight, and those of MyFerryLink3, the ferry company that rents Eurotunnel Ferries SeaFrance redeemed. Operating income increased slightly to € 285 million, and net income amounted to € 101 million.

MyFerryLink still threatened by the French competition authority

Jacques Gounon takes some pride this good performance: cross-Channel ferry, rail freight? "It works," exclaims CEO of Eurotunnel payday advance online. "We know succeed where others struggle to succeed," he summarizes, as an allusion to the loss of activity SNCF freight and shipping companies difficulties Strait Channel. However

MyFerryLink recorded an operating loss of € 22 million in 2013, twice as much as the previous year. "This is consistent with our expectations, and if MyferryLink continues its activity, it reaches to the end of 2015 early 2016 balance," says Jacques Gounon. However, the ferry company could be fixed if the Commission decides to British competition prohibit access to the port of Dover. After an initial favorable to French opinion in December, the case was in fact referred to the UK Competition Commission. A new notice must be made in May but its findings will be reported next week. "If MyFerryLink stops, we will be winners too," says Jacques Gounon that evokes positive impact on Eurotunnel's operating margin.

As for rail freight, it continues to grow. Europorte record sales and operating income increased (+16 million euros). For twenty years of Eurotunnel, the operator provides a promising future: 449 million euros in operating margin in 2013, the group plans to spend € 500 million in 2015. "This will create jealousies," says Jacques Gounon.


Mar 03 2014

Gender Equality: Progress to

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Companies can do much better in terms of equality between men and women.1. According to a survey conducted by ESCP Europe, who interviewed 40 women with 10-15 years of experience, and participating in its Executive MBA programs 2and Women and Women Leaders, 55% of female managers believe that the effectiveness of their business to fight inequality is "low". They are only four to report that their company has a policy of equal pay and benefit.  Although

45% noted an improvement over the last five years of the place of women in positions of leadership in their business, 83% of women managers argue that companies continue to favor "unconsciously" men against women. Take

its destiny

Denouncing preconceived ideas, they believe that the difficulties in reconciling work and private life are not sufficient explanations for the gap between men and women. All refuse the argument of lack of competence. Eight out of ten claiming they have the same ambition as men.

"Women are pragmatic and themselves take initiatives that will help them accelerate their careers," says Delphine Manceau, Director of Corporate Division Europe ESCP Europe.

Seven in ten indicate that they are the ones who had the idea to follow one of two training programs continues to ESCP Europe. Eight out of ten find that their company has not encouraged to take this training. But 72% agree that their employer fully or partially finance their courses, to facilitate their training by providing high availability, or detach someone to help them cope with their professional work load.

This realism is accompanied by a clear look at what they consider their weaknesses and their qualities. "90% of women explain that they follow our program to build a professional network of women leaders. They want to exchange between peers and participate in events dedicated to women managers and leaders, "Delphine Manceau analysis.

Better manage their career comes second. Have more responsibility in third. The salary increase is in fourth position. Gaining confidence

Managers women also hope to gain confidence, one of their main disadvantages. "I was able to pass a number of stereotypes about women's access to leadership positions following an executive MBA for eighteen months, shows Rezlaine Zaher, former executive assistant became responsible for internal communication at Lafarge . I have confidence in myself. I would highlight my achievements and aspirations. I would not have done before. "

But all women managers do not believe that their training is more to progress with their employer, since 50% admit that they take courses to business change.

And they are only a third think that government policies in favor of women will have a positive effect on their careers.


Mar 01 2014

Black day on the roads early difficulties in Rhône-Alpes

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For some it will be the end of their vacation or second week of rest, for others it will be the start of holiday. The roads will be so loaded this weekend, especially those leading to the ski resorts. Not surprisingly, the most significant caps should be concentrated in Alpes1, particularly because spouses school holidays academies nearby massif – Grenoble, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Nice, Montpellier -. In the Pyrenees, traffic problems will be due to the arrival of guests of the Academy of Toulouse combined with departures guests of the Academy of Bordeaux. However, traffic problems are marginal on other mountains.

Further complication strikes could disrupt railway departures and returns passengers in stations Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne, Franche-Comté and Provence regions Alpes-Côte d'Azur. On the roads

• Saturday 1 March

– In the sense of departures, the day is classified orange and black at the national level in Rhône-Alpes: Many difficulties are expected, especially on the A43 motorway at La Tour-du-Pin, between Lyon and Chambery, between Chambéry and large valleys of the Maurienne and Tarentaise. "The first plugs were formed to 07h and they only intensify," said the head of the Regional Centre for Information and Coordination road (CRICRs) Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne, stating that "a peak was expected around noon. " Between Lyon and Chambéry, the trip is estimated at 2:15 instead of 50 minutes and the journey time between Lyon and Grenoble is 2:10 instead of 50 min.

In the northeast quarter, the traffic is dense in the direction of Lyon. Axes A6, A26, A5, A31 and A36 will experience delays and / or plugs. On

Auvergne, some slowdowns are expected in Clermont-Ferrand upstream of the junction A71/A710/A75 (at an area work).

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, prepare to encounter difficulties on the A51 between Aix-en-Provence and the toll Saulce and the N94 between Gap and Briançon. Finally

Midi-Pyrénées, slowdowns are expected in the output of Toulouse and in the last kilometers before entering the stations of the Pyrenees.

– In the sense of return, the day is classified orange and red at the national level in the Rhône-Alpes. The end of the leave of Zone C and the first week of Zone B will generate heavy traffic on routes linking the ski resorts of the Northern Alps and northern borders of the country and the Paris region. Rhône-Alpes region, note that there will be difficulties between Albertville and Moutiers between the Maurienne valley and Chambery, Chamonix to Geneva or Geneva to Bourg-en-Bresse. Traffic may be disrupted by snow removal operations underway on the A40 towards Geneva, the A51 and the A89 west of Clermont-Ferrand, said CNIR Rhône-Alpes.

Side of Auvergne, slowdowns are expected in Clermont-Ferrand.

In the northeast quarter, the traffic is dense to the north, especially in the areas of Beaune, Langres and Troyes. Parisians meet slowdowns across Burgundy.  

In Ile-de-France, caps will disrupt traffic between Evry and Chilly-Mazarin. Tip: for a trip to the north, leave the ski resorts of the Alps north before 10:00. • Sunday, March 2

The day is classified as green in the sense of departures, as returns.

For more information: The report of the national forecasts Bison Futé2

In stations

• Strikes in the South East of France on Friday

……. . In the South-East of France, the TGV traffic will be slightly disrupted Friday due to several strikes located in Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes. If perturbations mainly affect regional traffic, it will provide complications for trains running on routes Paris-Bourgogne/Franche-Comté (90% of traffic is ensured) and Paris-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (3 4 TGV between Paris and Marseille, Toulon and Nice).

On the PACA region, the regional traffic will also be disrupted. Especially for those who want to join the Alps. Marseille, 1 set of 4 went to Les Arcs, 1 set of 2 goes to Briançon. Note that a train of 10 go from Marseille to Nice and 9 out of 10 will operate between Marseille and Lyon. A

Chambéry, the two main railway unions in the Rhône-Alpes region have called a strike this weekend end3. The notice began on Friday at 17 am and close at 8 am Monday. TGV traffic will be normal and the Alps 8 TER 10 circulate ensures SNCF in a statement. To complete the service, buses will be put in place, especially on the Grenoble-Veynes Gap online. Finally, the traffic Intercity trains will meanwhile "adapted on night trains." • Work

disrupts traffic

In the West-South-West region and southeast, alter the course of the work and intercity TGV delete. For more information, see the forecasts SNCF4. In the air

Nothing to report side air sky. No specific instruction was given at the Paris Orly and Roissy airports.  

I get more practical information

• The newscasts Bison futé5

• The press Vinci Autoroutes on forecasts trafic6

• The real-time traffic with Vinci Autoroutes7

• On iPhone: download the app for Sytadin Franciliens8 Inforad or to alert you to the presence of work, radar , etc.9

• Information Live trains and Eurostar10

……. . • Forecast with Weather Consult11

VIDEO – Discover how can appear in "traffic shadow" on the device thanks to our science program E-test piece .

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Feb 26 2014

Ukraine: Europe does not pay the bill

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 Ukraine

well be on the brink, the Europeans do not intend to release in emergency financial assistance to Kiev. They rely on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but also the United States and Russia considering bilateral aid. "French side, there will be no bilateral means unlocked," said Will in the entourage of François Hollande. Other major European countries, including Germany, are equally cautious. They expect a provisional government "stable and legitimate" moved to Kiev, before releasing a single dollar. "The country is in serious financial difficulty, but it is not on the verge of bankruptcy: the first fallen debt is expected in June, leaving us a few months before we act …" says on to Paris. The time to choose a transitional government that works to donors.

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Feb 17 2014

Greece: the third bailout plan rejected after the European

Tag: Uncategorized, economy, online, opinions, publicationsadmin @ 10:28 pm

 

From our correspondent in Brussels

Cold shower for Samaras government. Greece1 straightens her accounts faster than expected, but it will have to wait to collect real encouragement: the capitals of the euro decided to postpone until the end of the summer any discussion of a third bailout.

This is the President of the Eurogroup itself cut short the hopes of Athens, at the beginning of a closed session of finance ministers: "If the program is followed, there will grant installments paid by May (as expected), assured Jeroen Dijsselbloem2 his arrival in Brussels. There will be no emergency about a new aid program for Greece and we will discuss the future in August. "

With the European elections in sight, Antonis Samaras3 had to dangle his constituents additional support countries of the euro and thus counter the explosive growth of anti-austerity party SYRIZA. It's the same election date today dictates a wait of its partners: Angela Merkel4 in particular does not want to feed the critics of the AFD, the new anti-euro party on the invoice that Greece impose the German taxpayer.

Unemployment remains attached to almost 30%

On this point, the Chancellor would have imposed its views to the Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble5 who wanted a gesture of solidarity with Athens, if one believes the weekly Der Spiegel. The first concerned the rise of anti-European vote in Germany on the evening of May 25 The second is concerned with a thrust extremes that would torpedo, Greece, the first success after four years of effort.

Under the tutelage of the EU-ECB-IMF troika, Athens found a "primary" budget surplus (excluding debt service) of € 1.5 billion in 2013 from the Prime Minister Samaras. This is twice the desired result. After five years of recession, Greece is also expected to grow by 0.6% this year according to the EU. But he still has to drive reforms and unemployment remains attached to almost 30%.

The surplus, if the European agency Eurostat confirmed in April, the condition laid down in late 2012 to consider a third European bailout: long-term loans, longer maturities of debt that weighs 175% of GDP and any interest rate relief. It is this perspective that is now pushed under the weight of the electoral calendar.


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