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The Medef's  "One million jobs" badge
25/09/2014 - France - Czech Republic

French bosses' union's 'One million jobs' badge made abroad

The French bosses' union has launched a campaign claiming that changes to working practices will create one million jobs in France.
Job seekers inside a National Agency for Employment . File 2013
25/09/2014 - France

French unemployment falls for first time in nine months

Unemployment in France fell by 0.3 per cent in August, the first drop in nine months.

French employer's body MEDEF union leader Pierre Gattaz (C), File August 2014.
16/09/2014 - France

French main employers association calls for cut in number of holidays

Cutting the number of public holidays, increasing the length of the working week, dropping the minimum wage, these are among the ideas the French employers federation, Medef, raised on Monday in ...
16/09/2014 - France

France's iconic left wing newspaper Libération to cut a third of jobs

French daily Libération on Monday announced plans to cut one third of its workforce to save the newspaper founded by philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1973.

04/09/2014

French press review 4 September 2014

What have this morning's editions of the catholic daily paper, La Croix, and communist L'Humanité, got in common?
03/09/2014

French press review 3 September 2014

Putin challenges Europe. Iraqi Kurds flee the Islamic State. France’s Socialist government gets tough with the unemployed.
François Rebsamen, 27 août 2010.
03/09/2014 - France

French labour minister sparks storm with call for benefits crackdown

French Labour Minister François Rebsamen has caused a storm with an order to crack down on alleged unemployment benefit fraud.
30/08/2014 - France

New measures announced to help real estate sector in France

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls unveiled a series of measures on Friday to boost the real estate sector in France, in an aim to kick-start the struggling economy.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls with boss of bosses Pierre Gattaz at the Medef summer shcool this week
29/08/2014 - France

French companies’ dividend payouts soar as jobless wait for investment rise

Despite the economic crisis, the amount French companies pay out in dividends has soared to a European record, a study showed this week, raising questions about the Socialist government’s ...
Outgoing economy minister Arnaud Montebourg hands over to his successor, Emmanuel Macron
27/08/2014 - Analysis: France

Hollande replaces left-winger with banker in French cabinet reshuffle as economy fails to revive

The second reshuffle of France’s government in five months signals a definitive breach by President François Hollande with the left wing of his Socialist Party.
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