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French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
16/09/2014 - France

France's iconic left wing newspaper Libération to cut a third of jobs

French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.


French press review 16 September 2014

It's hard to get a grip on this morning's French dailies...
Paris African beauty salon workers fight for rights
24/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

Paris African beauty salon workers fight for rights

The Château d'Eau district near Paris's Gare du Nord is a Mecca for African beauty and hairdressing salons.

French press review 21 July 2014

The French dailies are on fire with news from the Middle East, with front pages showing Gaza in ashes.

Jacqueline Mugo, Business Africa, Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister, Arnaud Montebourg, French Economy Minister and Lionel Zinsou, PAI Partners (from L to R). 15 July 2014
16/07/2014 - Interview

'Boom time in Africa' says private equity leader at Franco-African foundation launch

Entrepreneurs and financiers gathered in Paris on Tuesday for the launch of the Franco-African Foundation for Growth.
Wine and champagne on the prohibition list.
04/07/2014 - France

Wine to be banned in French office drinks parties

France on Thursday allowed employers to ban wine from the workplace. The traditional office drinks party might be a thing of the past. 

The logo of BNP Paribas is seen on the bank's building in Paris, May 30, 2014.
01/07/2014 - France - United States

Record US fine will not hurt company, says BNP Paribas

An agreed fine between France's largest bank and US regulators will not break the bank's balance sheet, says BNP Paribas.
A Ryanair plane at Marignane airport near Marseille.
23/06/2014 - France - Ireland

Ryanair launches appeal over Irish contracts in France

Ryanair, the Irish low cost airline, launched an appeal on Monday against a court ruling ordering it to pay nearly nine million euros for breaching French employment laws.

SNCM ferries in the port of Marseille, southern France
22/06/2014 - France - Maghreb

French ferries to Corsica, north Africa to strike as summer high season starts

Ferries between mainland France and Corsica and north Africa are to be hit by a strike at the height of the summer season as unions accuse the SNCM company’s the government and new majority ...