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French press review 29 December 2014

Major newspapers seem to think there is not much going on in France today, with headlines devoted to international stories - Afghanistan for Le Monde or Greece for Le Figaro.

French weekly magazines review 28 December 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, it's time as usual for the weeklies to reflect on the year that has passed.
The French no longer hesitate to resell disappointing Christmas gifts.

More and more French resell their Christmas gifts

Shamelessly, the French no longer hesitate to resell on the internet disappointing gifts or those they received twice as early as Christmas day.


French press review 26 December 2014

The Pope's speech on Christmas day, goodish news from Ukraine, the 10 year-old anniversary of the Tsunami and as always a gloomy overview of the situation in France...

French press review 25 December 2014

Why do we celebrate Christmas day on 25 December? Will the far-left become the ruling parties in Greece and in Spain? Will Ukraine finally join NATO?
Unemployment reached a new record in France with 3.488 million job-seekers at the end of November 2014.
24/12/2014 - FRANCE

France hits record unemployment high once again

Unemployment reached a new record in France with 3.488 million job-seekers at the end of November.

French press review 24 December 2014

The Pope and his demand for a reform of the Catholic church, an almost non existent economic growth in France... Today's French newspapers aren't really getting into the Christmas spirit.
French Finance Minister Michel Sapin (R) with President François Hollande (C) and Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron (L)
13/12/2014 - France- World economy

Fitch downgrades France’s credit rating

Ratings agency Fitch cut France's credit grade to AA, down a notch from AA+, on Friday, saying the government’s efforts to cut the country’s debt have not been good enough.

Lawyers, notaries and bailiffs protest in Paris as parliament prepares to discuss Emmanuel Macron's economy bill
10/12/2014 - France

Sunday shopping, bailiffs’ ‘privileges’ targeted by France’s grab-bag economic reform

Lawyers, notaries and bailiffs took to France’s streets on Wednesday and left-wingers promised to fight an extension of Sunday shopping hours as French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron prepared ...
A Heuliez travaillent car factory in western France
07/12/2014 - France

France ranks 23rd in global competition league but investors praise productivity

The World Economic Forum's (WEF) global competitiveness report has ranked France 23rd out of 144 countries. But another report praises the country’s record in innovation and productivity.