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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.



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.

A woman and her baby wait to be registered in charity food centre "Les Restos Du Coeur"
25/11/2013 - France

One million people to get charity food in France

Twenty-nine years ago the late French comedian Coluche created a food bank to fight against poverty in France.

22/11/2013 - France

France to lose 5,500 jobs with courier bankruptcy

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.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel with SPD leaders during coalition talks
21/11/2013 - France - Germany

France welcomes proposed German minimum wage

The French government has welcomed Germany's commitment to establish a legal minimum wage


French press review 21 November 2013

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.