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French press review 6 November 2015

Western countries spark diplomatic clash with Russia and Egypt after linking Sinai aircrash to a terrorist attack; EU Commission adopts conciliatory tone in a forecast of France's inability to meet ...

French press review 5 November 2015

President Hollande faces media storm for shelving reform agenda on election eve; And Real Madrid star Karim Benzema spends night in police custody over his role in Valbuena blackmail sex tapes.


French press review 4 November 2015

Conservative press dismises government labour reforms as sick joke; brand President Francois Hollande as "Copernican revolutionary".
Illegal worker or those hiring workers illegally could have their sentences published on the Labour Ministry's website.
24/10/2015 - France

Black list for illegal work

A judge who orders a company or person to pay a fine for undeclared work could have their identity publically revealed on the Ministry for Labour's website, in a decree which comes into force ...
Jean-Claude Mailly of the FO union (centre) listens to Hollande's opening speech at the social conference
19/10/2015 - France

French labour negotiations overshadowed by Air France scuffle

France’s biggest trade union is boycotting an annual social conference.
South Sudanese people living in the north of Sudan listen as South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar talks during a news conference in Khartoum,  September 18, 2015.
28/09/2015 - South Sudan-UK

UK troops to South Sudan raise fresh hopes of an end to conflict

Britain is to send up to 300 troops to South Sudan to try and bring the desperate security situation under control. Fighting continues to spread despite a peace deal being signed last month.
The rise in August has brought the total number of unemployed in France to 3.57 million.
25/09/2015 - France

Number of unemployed in France rises again

Unemployment figures in France soared again in August following signs of encouragement in July when there was a slight reduction.
A plane of French regional airline unit Hop! takes off behind the retired Concorde number 5 at the Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

Air France rules out massive layoffs even if talks with unions fail

Air France management has ruled out massive layoffs even if negotiations with trade unions fail to reach agreement on its plan to reform the troubled company.

Lille mayor and former labour minister Martine Aubry with Prime Minister Manuel Valls
24/09/2015 - FRANCE

French Socialists lay into banker-turned-Economy Minister Macron

Opposition to French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron within the ruling Socialist Party erupted on Wednesday with party heavyweight Martine Aubry declaring she had "had enough" of him.
The French labour court found the SNCF guilty on Monday of discriminating against Moroccan rail workers.
21/09/2015 - France - Morocco

Court rules French rail company SNCF discriminated against Moroccan rail workers

The French rail company, the SNCF, has been found guilty of discrimination, and has been ordered to pay over 150 million euros in damages to over 800 Moroccan rail workers.