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17/02/2015 - France

French MPs to vote on Sunday shopping in tourist zones

Shops in key tourist areas in France will be allowed to open every Sunday if French MPs on Tuesday pass a package of reforms aimed at boosting the economy.
 

14/02/2015 - FRANCE

Controversial law to keep shops open Sundays passes in Paris

France’s economy minister Emmanuel Macron’s push to allow shops to stay open on Sundays – otherwise legally closed in the traditionally Catholic country – has passed for ...
Socialist candidate Frédéric Barbier elected in Doubs
09/02/2015 - France

Socialist candidate narrowly beats Front National in French by-election

France's ruling Socialists on Sunday narrowly won a key by-election, beating the far-right National Front candidate in what was President Francois Hollande's first major test since the Paris ...
29/01/2015

French press review 29 January 2015

"People start believing in the media again", a controversial package of reforms and concerns over Greece bailout dominate the front page stories of French dailies.

28/01/2015

French press review 28 January 2015

After two days of front pages dominated by slippery Greeks and unpaid debts, France’s editors have finally decided to vary our news intake.
22/01/2015 - France

Air France to shed hudreds more jobs

Air France has announced a new voluntary redundancies plan at a meeting with trade unions on Thursday. Ground staff and flight attendants at the French flag-carrier are targeted.

07/01/2015 - France

French press review 7 January 2015

Is France's far right rooting for a hard left victory in Greece's general election? Does unemployment drive many to suicide? Is France slipping down the economic league table?
In France the rate of deaths by suicide has increased with the unemployment rate, according to a study published on 5 January 2015.
06/01/2015 - FRANCE

Suicide rate increases with unemployment in France, study says

The number of deaths by suicide increases with the unemployment rate and about 600 suicides could be attributed to the rise of unemployment in France between 2008 and 2010, according to a study ...
26/12/2014

French press review 26 December 2014

The Pope's speech on Christmas day, goodish news from Ukraine, the 10 year-old anniversary of the Tsunami and as always a gloomy overview of the situation in France...
25/12/2014

French press review 25 December 2014

Why do we celebrate Christmas day on 25 December? Will the far-left become the ruling parties in Greece and in Spain? Will Ukraine finally join NATO?
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