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Four-day forum at Paris’s Grand Palais to 'bank on France'
05/12/2014 - On-the-spot France

Four-day forum at Paris’s Grand Palais to 'bank on France'

French morale is in the doldrums as the country struggles with a stagnant economy and record high unemployment. And foreign media have tended to rub salt in the wounds.
Pierre Gattaz, leader of Medef (Federation of Employers)
01/12/2014 - France

French business leaders protest over rules and taxes

French employers groups are marching in Paris and Toulouse today to protest against 30 years of policies, under both left and right wing governments, which they maintain have stifled the ...
NGO coaches jobseekers for interviews
28/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

NGO coaches jobseekers for interviews

There's a French saying "The cowl does not make the monk", meaning it's not enough to just look the part.
Charity food centre in Nice.
24/11/2014 - FRANCE

One million French people to receive charity meals

The charity food distribution centres "Les Restos du Coeur" have opened their door for their 30th winter season in France.
François Hollande faced four members of the public during the broadcast on the TF1 channel
07/11/2014 - France

Eight million viewers watch Hollande defend mid-term presidential record

François Hollande will not stand for French president again if unemployment has not fallen by the end of his term in office.

French press review 27 October 2014

Is the French left an endangered species? Is another financial crisis on the way? Who are the Kurds? Who’s afraid of family allowance reform? And why is David Cameron apoplectic?

Job seekers look at boards with job informations at a National Agency for Employment (Pole Emploi) in Nice October 9, 2014.
25/10/2014 - France

Illusion over, France has lost unemployment battle, says Labour Minister

France's unemployment rate has increased by 19,200 people in September according to new data published by the Employment ministry.

French press review 25 October 2014

Today’s big story is the release of France’s latest unemployment figures which have hit a new record in September.

French press review 16 October 2014

A survey finds many unemployed have given up looking for work. The right is up in arms over defence cuts. Sarkozy's overspending election campaign continues to excite interest.

French press review 14 October 2014

There's plenty of advice on this morning's front pages.