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François Hollande visited the Michelin plant on Friday.
19/04/2014 - France

President Hollande won't run for re-election if unemployment remains high

French President François Hollande made a shock announcement on Friday during a lunch with employees of the Michelin company: if unemployment continues to plummet between now and 2017, he ...

10/04/2014

French press review 10 April 2014

The re-organisation of the French cabinet continues to interest the nation's editors, whatever about their unfortunate readers.

Youth unemployment becomes Indian election issue
09/04/2014 - International report

Youth unemployment becomes Indian election issue

As India goes to the polls, unemployment is increasing as the number of graduates rises. One out of every three 15-29 year olds who have completed their secondary education is unemployed.

Queues at a job centre in France
27/03/2014 - France

Record 3.34 million unemployed in France, new figures

The number of jobless in France surged by 0.9 percent in February to a new record of 3.34 million, the employment ministry said on Wednesday.

France's President Hollande and Italy's Prime Minister Renzi pose prior to a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris
15/03/2014 - FRANCE-ITALY

France and Italy push for a strong European economy

French President François Hollande and new Italian Prime minister, Matteo Renzi presented a united front on Saturday, during Mr Renzi's first state visit to the capital.

13/03/2014

French press review 13 March 2014

The French Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, is no stranger to the French front pages today.

07/03/2014

French press review 07 March 2014

The French unemployment figures, Sarkozy's legal action over secret tapes and French ministers' boycott of Sochi Paralympics are all topics in today's French papers.

French Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault. File.
06/03/2014 - France

French unemployement dips for first time since 2011

France's unemployment rate fell in the fourth quarter of 2013, for the first time since April 2011, according to the national statistics institute, Insee, but part of the drop is due to a change ...

Founder Muriel Pernin at "Les Atelières" lingerie plant, Villeurbanne, 4 March, 2014
04/03/2014 - France

Ex Lejaby French lingerie workers look set to shut shop

A co operative set up by skilled former workers at Lejaby lingerie looks set to close as angry staff blame banks for lack of funding.

The law comes too late for workers at Florange steelworks.
25/02/2014 - France

France to impose fines for speedy factory closures

The French parliament on Monday passed a law imposing tough penalties on companies which shut down without attempting to find a buyer three months before closure.

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