France's Employment Minister Michel Sapin speaks during a press conference after a Council meeting with Luxembourg's Minister of Labour, Immigration an Employment and Austria's Minister for Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection after a Council meeting at EU headquarters at EU headquarters in Brussels on February 28, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOHN THYS
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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) and his French counterpart Michel Sapin (R) speak during at a press conference following their meeting at the French Finance Ministry on February 1, 2015 in Paris, France. Yanis Varoufakis is on a two-days visit to Paris to launch the Greek new anti-austerity government's search for EU allies.
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French President Francois Hollande (L), French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (C) and newly-appointed Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron pose as they leave after a weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee presidential palace on August 27, 2014 in Paris, France.Francois Hollande was forced into the third major overhaul of his ministerial team in two years after a dispute over hauling the economy out of stagnation prompted the government's collapse.
French Minister of Economy and Economic Recovery Arnaud Montebourg (L) and French Minister of Labour Michel Sapin attend the European meeting for enterprises financing on April 22, 2014 in Lyon, France. Sapin and Montebourg are sharing responsibility for the economy based on the German model.
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Newly appointed French Labour Minister Francois Rebsamen (L) attends a handover ceremony with outgoing French Minister Michel Sapin at the Ministry in Paris on April 3, 2014, in Paris, France. France's newly reshuffled government took a combative tone with Brussels.