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Crisis sends French new poor flocking to food banks

January 21, 2013

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(PUBLISHED IN EXPATICA) The world financial crisis is forcing more and more once relatively comfortable French workers to seek out charity food banks and soup kitchens to get a free hot meal. PARIS – “It’s tough to come here, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it,” said one man, a former manager in […]

Hundreds march through Paris to highlight unemployment

December 4, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN RFI) Up to two thousand unemployed people and their supporters marched in northern Paris on Saturday afternoon to raise awareness about unemployment in France. This tenth annual demonstration comes as the latest figures show French unemployment is at a 14-year high. By Sarah Elzas in Paris. “Fire the bosses”, a group of demonstrators […]

French PM stirs controversy over 35-hour work week

October 31, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN FRANCE TV INFO) French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said, somewhat controversially, on Tuesday that he was open to the idea of revising the country’s 35-hour work week, a reform that was ushered in by the Socialist government at the end of the 1990s. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault delighted business and angered labour […]

Tuberculosis sweeps Paris housing estate

October 18, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EUROPE1.FR) Medical authorities are scrambling to deal with an outbreak of tuberculosis that has affected both adults and children on a deprived housing estate in the Paris suburbs. AFP reports that doctors found 22 cases of the infectious disease after testing a group of 500 inhabitants of the Chêne-Pointu estate in Clichy-sous-Bois where […]

France jobless rate will hit record level by end of 2012

October 5, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN PRESS TV) New figures show that the unemployment rate in France will hit a new record high of 10.2 percent at the end of 2012, the highest level since 1999. France National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) said on Thursday that the jobless rate in the eurozone’s second largest economy has […]

French living standards hit by crisis, poverty rate

September 24, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN FRANCE 24) French living standards dropped in 2010 as the eurozone debt crisis hit, with the poverty rate climbing to its highest in 13 years, data from the national statistics office showed. The median per capita living standard in France in 2010 was 19,270 euros in 2010 ($24,364 at the current exchange rate), […]

French employees sacked because they refused to work in Romania

September 11, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN ROMANIAN TIMES) 12 French employees of Mood Media, an international provider of censorial marketing solutions, have been sacked because they refused to move to Romania. “I was dismissed officially on grounds of personal reasons, but this is an economic lay out, it’s as simple as that”, 48 year-old employee who worked 14 years […]