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High stakes for France in Euro 2016

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's football fever in France, but how long will the party last? Even as the French celebrate their first win in Euro 2016, hooligans are stealing the spotlight. Strikes have seen trash piling up in the streets and the threat of a terror attack looms large.>> The nation has not been in a mood to party.
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>> Reuters' Paul Taylor is in Paris>> Economically, the mood has been somewhat depressed ever since the November attacks in the entertainment industry. Hotel bookings are down and so on, but also the political mood is pretty glum. President Hollande is towards the end of his term. His popularity is at a record low of just 16%.
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>> Many hope the tournament will lift the cloud over the country and help fire up its economy, but the impact is likely to be muted.>> Any economic boost will be a flash in the pan, most economists say, and politically also a flash in the pan for president Hollande.
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The championship is expected to inject 1.27 billion euros into the economy, about 0.05% of GDP. That giving Hollande two reasons to hope that Les Bleus stay in the competition as long as possible.>>
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