“Social Conference” Tackles Unemployment, Economic Stagnation

President François Hollande launched the second annual “Social Conference” on June 20 at the Palais d’Iéna in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. While last year’s meeting included the initiation of promising plans for “Generation Contracts,” a competitiveness pact, and future job growth, the discussion this year was focused around unemployment and continued economic weakness. The […]

French Employers, Unions Reach Labor Agreement

In an unprecedented and surprising move, French employers and labor unions reached an agreement on Friday, January 11 that is expected to bring major reforms to a heavily burdened and recession-bruised French labor market. Reuters reports that the proposed reforms will address concerns “often cited by credit ratings agencies” that the French work force is […]