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Activists plan to use an empty building to host families who were either evicted or cannot afford to pay for housing.
07/01/2014 - Reports: Pain in Spain

Spain: How ordinary people are coping in the economic crisis

All the macro-economic signs point to Spain turning a corner for the first time in six years since the crisis began.

Goodyear factory at Amiens, northern France
07/01/2014 - France

'Free managers or no meeting' Goodyear France tells bossnapping workers

The bosses of Goodyear France say there will be no negotiations with union representatives until the two managers held captive by workers since yesterday are released.


French press review 7 January 2014

House prices in decline, consumerism to relaunch national economic growth and the French education system perpetuating elites dominate the front page stories of the French dailies.


French Press Review 06 Jan 2014

The political credibility of French president, François Hollande, the failure of the French mission to the Central African Republic, and  the weather in the western French region of ...


African press review 03 January 2014

Oil theft in the Niger Delta, 'segregation ' in Islam and a plan to outlaw big handbags in Kenya are all topics in today's African papers.

02/01/2014 - Eurozone - France

France’s exports slip as eurozone sees more signs of economic recovery

Manufacturing output in the eurozone grew at its highest pace since May 2011 in December but France remained a weak point amid a fresh sign of recovery, according to a key poll of the euro ...


African press review 02 January 2014

The youth wage subsidy in South Africa,  indigenisation laws in Zimbabwe and a grenade attack in Kenya are all topics in today's African papers.


French press review 27 December 2013

There is only one story dominating this morning, the unemployment figures published yesterday. And it is probably not good news for President François Hollande.

French President François Hollande promised to stop the rise in unemployment by the end of 2013
27/12/2013 - France

French unemployment figures deal new blow to Hollande

Unemployment in France rose 17,800 in November, up five per cent, despite President Francois Hollande promise to stop the rise in joblessness by the end of the year. But if those working part ...

All lit up - the Champs-Elysées in Paris.
25/12/2013 - France

French households spend more but no growth in November

Despite prevailing economic gloom, consumer spending in France rose in November, according to statistics released on Tuesday.