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The Medef's  "One million jobs" badge
25/09/2014 - France - Czech Republic

French bosses' union's 'One million jobs' badge made abroad

The French bosses' union has launched a campaign claiming that changes to working practices will create one million jobs in France.
Job seekers inside a National Agency for Employment . File 2013
25/09/2014 - France

French unemployment falls for first time in nine months

Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, 16 avril 2014.
22/09/2014 - France - Germany

France not sick child of Europe, Valls tells Germans

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told a press conference in Berlin today that France was not the “sick child of Europe”.

French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll
20/09/2014 - France

Brittany farmers set fire to government buildings in new French rural protest

The French government has sworn that farmers who set fire to government buildings on Friday night will be taken to court and punished, as farmers’ unions say the protest was a symptom of crisis ...
20/09/2014

French press review 20 September 2014

The national dailies are all buzzing about Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s ex-president who vowed to quit politics when he lost the 2012 election.
19/09/2014

French press review 19 September 2014

This morning’s papers all report President François Hollande’s press conference in Paris on Thursday afternoon.
French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin with Germany's Wolfgang Schäuble
10/09/2014 - France

France not to meet EU deficit rule until 2017, finance minister

France will not meet the European Union’s requirement of a public deficit of under three per cent of output until 2017, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Wednesday, pushing the deadline ...
Jérôme Kerviel is arrested after crossing the border from Italy to France earlier this year
05/09/2014 - France

Rogue trader Kerviel freed with electronic bracelet

Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel, imprisoned for losing French bank Société Générale nearly five billion euros, is to be freed under electronic surveillance next ...
François Rebsamen, 27 août 2010.
03/09/2014 - France

French labour minister sparks storm with call for benefits crackdown

French Labour Minister François Rebsamen has caused a storm with an order to crack down on alleged unemployment benefit fraud.
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