French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici (L) talks as French Budget Minister Bernard Cazeneuve listens during a press conference on November 5, 2013 at the Economy Ministry in Paris. France will miss its agreed target to cut its public deficit to the EU's 3.0-percent threshold, the European Commission said on Tuesday, putting the 2015 shortfall at 3.7 percent. The French government deficit will hit 4.1 percent this year, according to EU figures, and will fall to 3.8 percent only next year. AFP PHOTO ERIC PIERMONT
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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve meets police officers after a visit to a Jewish school in the Jewish quarter of the Marais district on January 12, 2015 in Paris, France. Mr Cazeneuve visited the area to inspect the deployment of thousands of troops and police to bolster security at 'sensitive' sites including Jewish schools. An estimated one million people converged in central Paris yesterday for a Unity March joining in solidarity with the 17 victims of last week's terrorist attacks in the country. French President Francois Hollande led the march and was joined by world leaders in a sign of unity. The terrorist atrocities started on Wednesday with the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12, and ended on Friday with sieges at a printing company in Dammartin en Goele and a Kosher supermarket in Paris with four hostages and three suspects being killed. A fourth suspect, Hayat Boumeddiene, 26, escaped and is wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman.
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The French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve speaks to the press after a crisis meeting with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace following the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 in Paris, France. Twelve people were killed including two police officers as two gunmen opened fire at the magazine offices.
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Producer Tim Newman, Presenter of the show Michel Drucker, French 'Ministre de l'Interieur' Bernard Cazeneuve and Artist Yann Eyhorn who offered his work to attendance of the picture attend the 'Une Nuit avec la Police et la Gendarmerie' : France 2 TV Show. Held at Ministere de l'Interieur in Paris on June 30, 2015 in Paris, France.
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Producer Tim Newman and French 'Ministre de l'Interieur' Bernard Cazeneuve attend the 'Une Nuit avec la Police et la Gendarmerie' : France 2 TV Show. Held at Ministere de l'Interieur in Paris on June 30, 2015 in Paris, France.
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French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve arrives near the site of the Germanwings plane crash near the French Alps on March 24, 2015 in La Seyne les Alpes, France. A Germanwings Airbus A320 airliner with 150 people on board has crashed in the French Alps.
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French Minister of Interior Bernard Cazeneuve attends the reopening of Kosher supermarket Hyper Cacher which was place of a terrorist attack earlier this year on March 15, 2015 in Paris, France. The supermarket was attacked on Friday January 9th following the attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo. Four hostages were killed by terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who was killed by police. Another suspect, Hayat Boumeddiene, escaped and is still wanted in connection with the murder of a policewoman.