“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 […]

Hollande to Address Daring Pension Reform

Facing pressure from the European Union (EU) community, the French government announced on Friday, June 14 that it would pursue policies of pension reform, a long-time subject of contention in France. The goals in the economic report put forth by the government indicate measures that could save some €7 billion in the pension system. Such […]