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Senator Jean-Vincent Placé (2nd L) with François de Rugy (2nd R) and Barbara Pompili (C)
28/08/2015 - FRANCE

French Green defections continue as divided Socialists stage summer meet

A second leading member of France's Green party, EELV, quit the movement on Friday ...
France's Labour minister, François Rebsamen at the National Assembly, March 18 2015
10/08/2015 - France

France's Labour minister goes, Hollande's economic woes remain

France's Labour minister announced on Monday he will resign from the government next week to become mayor of Dijon.
Young people are worst-hit by unemployment in France
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French unemployment rises again, figures distorted claims minister

French unemployment rose to a new record again in May but, with figures distorted by an exceptional measure by labour exchanges, the government insists that statistics at the end of the year will ...
It was taxis v Uber in France Thursday
25/06/2015 - FRANCE

French taxi drivers block roads in strike against Uber

Main roads into Paris's airports and train stations had been cleared by 9.00am Thursday morning after a protest by taxi drivers caused major traffic disruption. French cab drivers staged a one-day strike

23/06/2015 - FRANCE

Eurotunnel services suspended as French strikers burn tyres on rails

Train services have been suspended in both directions of the Channel Tunnel after protesting French ferry workers got onto the tracks of the line linking France and Britain and torched tyres, ...
High-speed Eurostar train exits the Channel tunnel near Calais 5 May 2014.
23/06/2015 - FRANCE

Striking ferry workers block Calais port, Channel Tunnel

Employees of MyFerryLink, a subsidiary of Eurotunnel, blocked the French port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel this morning, according to port sources.

French press review 16 June 2015

What would a Greek departure from the euro zone really mean, for both Europe and the Greeks?

French press review 26 May 2015

Spanish elections draw a lot of attention this morning, as French editors sift the results for lessons at local and European level.
Luz on the march in Paris after the Charlie Hebdo killings
19/05/2015 - FRANCE

Top cartoonist Luz quits Charlie Hebdo

The cartoonist who drew the front-page cartoon of the prophet Mohammed for Charlie Hebdo after the massacre of its editorial team is to leave the French satirical paper.
Anti-racist protesters in Paris
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

French anti-racism working group opposes anonymous CVs

A government-sponsored working group has opposed imposing anonymous CVs to avoid racism in job recruitment in France. Anti-racist groups claim that the idea was vetoed by bosses' organisations.