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September 7, 2015: French President Francois Hollande argues for simplifying the country’s labour code and decentralising talks on work rules at a press conference (photo: dpa)

Hollande floats Nordic-inspired model as remedy for France’s broken labour code

Unemployment in France is at a record high. Despite the creation of almost half a million subsidised jobs, the ranks of the jobless have swelled by about 1.2 million in the three years since President Francois Hollande’s election, to 6.4 million. For some time now the French public has been told the trend is about to reverse, but month after month, their hopes have...
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