In 2012, about 124.5 million people, or 24.8 per cent of the population, in the European Union were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared with 23.7 per cent in 2008.
French Prime Minister says a new law on Sunday shopping will be introduced for debate in 2014.
French president François Hollande claims he met one of his key election pledges by reversing the unemployment trend in the country before the end of the year.
The main news today in France is about unemployment.
French president François Hollande hinted on Thursday that he would fail to achieve his goal of reversing the rise in French unemployment by the end of the year, a target he has frequently ...
Standard & Poor's downgrade of French sovereign debt was "unjustified", the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief economist said Tuesday.
Twenty-nine years ago the late French comedian Coluche created a food bank to fight against poverty in France.
Another 5,000 jobs are to go in France with the country's second biggest courier firm, Mory-Ducros, declaring bankruptcy on Friday. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has promised to find buyers.
The French government has welcomed Germany's commitment to establish a legal minimum wage
Ayrault's tax revamp is judged risky. French multinationals are judged untruthful. Europe is urged to strip off the hair shirt. Les Bleus say goodbye to mediocrity.