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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.

Arnaud Montebourg
25/08/2014 - France

French economy minister slams austerity in bombshell resignation speech

Arnaud Montebourg delivered a blistering attack on the austerity policies favoured by the French president and prime minister as he walked away from his job as economy minster in a dramatic press ...

President Francois Hollande, Prime Minister Manuel Valls
25/08/2014 - France

New French government to be annouced on Tuesday

The announcement of a new French cabinet tomorrow will be the second reshuffle in just five months.

A French labour exchange
26/07/2014 - France

French unemployment hits new record

Unemployment in France has risen for the eighth consecutive month to 11 per cent of the workforce, leaving President François Hollande’s promise to reverse the upward trend ...

French president François Hollande
14/07/2014 - France

Hollande optimistic despite French Bastille Day jeers

French president François Hollande appeared determined but optimistic in a live television interview broadcast hours after he was booed at the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris.

Bernadette Groison, leader of the FSU union
08/07/2014 - France

French jobs summit undermined by trade union walkouts

Another key trade union, the FSU, has walked out of the all-important two-day summit on jobs, leaving only one major union now in talks with government and employers.

Performing artists protesting in Paris, 2 June 2014.
16/06/2014 - France

Performing artists around France protest against reforms of the unemployment system

Stage and screen actors as well as theatre and film technicians are protesting around France on Monday against planned reforms to their special unemployment scheme.

Arts industry workers protest in Paris, 20th March.
05/06/2014 - France

La Traviata cancelled in Montpellier as protestors occupy stage

Action by workers in the arts and entertainments sector led to the cancellation of the first night of Verdi’s La Traviata at Montpelier’s Opera house on Wednesday evening.

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