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A labour exchange in the southern French city of Nice
31/01/2014 - France

France lags behind on employment of over-55s

France must do more to promote quality jobs for older workers, according to a report published on Thursday) by the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).


French press review 29 January 2014

Will Hollande's new economic policy work? Will bosses deliver on promises to employ more workers? Has Hollande gone German? An,d are returning jihadis a danger to France?

French President François Hollande at Istanbul's Galatasaray University
29/01/2014 - France

Hollande admits failure to bring down French unemployment

French President François Hollande has admitted he has failed to deliver on his promise to reverse the rise in France's unemployment figures.
De Gaulle in his black Citroën DS 19, in Dakar,  Sénégal, 1959.
28/01/2014 - France - China

France sends De Gaulle's bullet-sprayed car to show in China

A Citroen DS car, riddled with bullets from the 1962 attempted assassination of Charles de Gaulle, has been despatched to Beijing as one of the star attractions in events to mark the 50th anniversary ...
The new logo of aircraft manufacturer Airbus Group.
28/01/2014 - France - Germany

Airbus to cut 1,400 jobs in France by 2015

Airbus on Monday announced that it will shed 5,291 jobs as part of the restructuring of its defense and space activities.

Job Centre. Nice, 23 January.
28/01/2014 - France

Copé tells French employment minister to resign as new figures show record 3.3 m jobless

Opposition UMP leader Jean-François Copé has called on the French employment minister to resign over the government’s failure to reverse the rise in unemployment, in line with ...

French weekly magazines review

The big issue in the press this week is whether President François Hollande is capable of delivering on his offer of a responsibility pact to the nation.


French press review 26 January 2014

Is President François Hollande capable of delivering on his offer of a responsibility pact to the nation? This was the big question French Sunday papers asked.


Spain's unemployment stays over 25 per cent
24/01/2014 - World news explained

Spain's unemployment stays over 25 per cent

Official figures released on Thursday show unemployment in Spain last year rose to more than 26 per cent.
Tyres burn outside the Amiens North Goodyear factory
22/01/2014 - France

French Goodyear factory occupation ends

Workers at a Goodyear plant in northern France have agreed to end their occupation of the tyremaking factory