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Michel Sapin with IMF boss Christine Lagarde
29/01/2016 - France

French economy grows

France's economy grew 1.1 percent in 2015, its biggest jump in four years. The government is hailing the growth as confirmation of a turnaround after years of economic stagnation.

Job Cuts in STMicroelectronics
27/01/2016 - France - Employment

Franco-Italian electronics firm to slash 430 jobs

Franco-Italian semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronics said Wednesday it was stopping development of new TV set-top decoders.
A striking French taxi driver holds a flare during a demonstration in Marseille
26/01/2016 - FRANCE

Taxis, air traffic, civil servants, teachers ... what are the French striking about now?

Twenty striking taxi drivers were arrested on Tuesday and another injured, as France was hit by work stoppages and protests that also involved air traffic controllers, civil servants, teachers and ...
Doing a fake job to find a real job in France
25/01/2016 - Spotlight on France

Doing a fake job to find a real job in France

French President François Hollande's promises of reducing unemployment have not panned out, and at the start of 2016, he has promised more training for the unskilled, many of whom end up on ...
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos
23/01/2016 - FRANCE

French economy minister pledges 'de-facto' end of 35-hour work week

France's Economy Minister has promised employers the "de-facto" end of the 35-hour work week, introduced by a Socialist government in 2000.
Air France Chief Executive Frédéric Gagey in Paris, 20 December 2015
15/01/2016 - FRANCE

Air France proposes to add to long-haul fleet in new jobs plan, unions

Air France plans to add two airplanes a year to its long-haul fleet in new proposals for the company's future presented to unions on Friday.
Goodyear employees at factory-gate meeting in Amiens in 2013
13/01/2016 - FRANCE

French court sentences trade unionists to jail for Goodyear bossnapping

French trade unions were up in arms Wednesday eight workers of a closed Goodyear tyre factory were sentenced to jail for holding two of their bosses prisoner during a dispute over the closure of the ...
French workers walk in the streets of Paris during their lunch break.
30/10/2015 - France

French workers to work an extra year to qualify for full pension

After eight months of tough negotiations, employers and trade unions struck a deal on Friday to raise the contribution period necessary for workers to get their full rate pension.

A file picture taken on November 2, 2005 shows a policeman in front of a burning car in the northern Paris suburb of Clichy-sous-Bois, after police clashed with angry youths, on October 2, 2005
26/10/2015 - France

French government tries to conquer suburbs ten years after riots

A fleet of government cars pulled up outside the run-down estates of Mureaux on the outskirts of Paris on Monday, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the worst rioting in the history of France's suburbs.

A board with an image of Air France-KLM CEO Alexandre de Juniac reading "keep our planes, sack the bosses"
22/10/2015 - FRANCE

Air France unions vote legal challenge to jobs cuts plan

Air France unions have voted unanimously to make a legal challenge to an attempt to block the company's restructuring plans.