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Opinion: Can Emmanuel Macron change France?
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 ...
Good news about growth could be bad for French economy’s prospects
News that the French economy recorded positive growth in the first quarter of 2015 fails to reveal the full picture and could actually damage the longer-term perspective. The government, thanks to its partner Germany, has continued to delay imposing the full suite of necessary reforms. One quarter’s figures could actually ...
Cameron could yet be heading for European success
The results of the European elections demonstrated a mood for change with the way the European Union is run. This could play to the advantage of UK Prime Minister David Cameron who wants to renegotiate Britain’s membership – as long as he does not alienate his European partners. <i>Elections for ...
French politics gets a wake-up call in European elections
The landslide victory by France’s far right-wing National Front (FN) delivered a shock to European politicians. The scale of its victory in the European Parliamentary elections was the talk of Europe. It has weakened the French government and the French voice in the EU and delivered one loud wake-up call. ...
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