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French President François Hollande
20/12/2013 - France

France to return to weak economic recovery in 2014

France's economy will not fall back into recession, as is widely feared, according to national statistics institute, Insee, which predicts a feeble 0.4 per cent growth for the fourth quarter of ...

14/12/2013

French press review 14 December 2013

A study on integrating immigrants sparks controversy. Women fight for their place in French politics. North Korea's future is foggy after a top-level execution. Economic crisis ...

Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (R) and Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll at a meeting with Breton dignitaries in October
14/12/2013 - France

French government pledges two billion euros to restive Brittany

French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has signed an agreement to invest two billion euros in Brittany, the western region that has been hit by a wave of job losses and protests against a planned tax on road freight.

Due to close - the PSA-Peugeot factory at Aulnay-sous-Bois near Paris.
13/12/2013 - France

Peugeot shares plummet after GM pull-out announcement

Shares in French carmaker Peugeot plummeted on Friday after the US's GM announced it was selling its seven per cent stake in the company.

A man holds a bag to collect food in a charity food distribution centre "Les Restos Du Coeur".
05/12/2013 - France - Europe

A quarter of the european population at risk of social exclusion

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, Jean-Marc Ayrault.
02/12/2013 - France

Shopping or not on Sundays in France?

French Prime Minister says a new law on Sunday shopping will be introduced for debate in 2014.

French president François Hollande and Labour minister Michel Sapin
29/11/2013 - France

Unemployment in France: a reversal of the trend?

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.

 

29/11/2013

French press review 29 November 2013

The main news today in France is about unemployment.

François Hollande in Aubervilliers, near Paris, 28 Nov.
28/11/2013 - France

Hollande hints at failure to hit unemployment goal by year end

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 ...

International Monetary Fund's chief economist Olivier Blanchard in 2012
26/11/2013 - France

French downgrade unjustified, IMF chief economist

Standard & Poor's downgrade of French sovereign debt was "unjustified", the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) chief economist said Tuesday.

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