France’s government is desperate to kickstart the ailing economy and believes labor market reforms are the answer. But the threat of doing away with the 35-hour working week has spurred thousands to take to the streets in protest.
Donald Trump's presidency is 1 year old this week. His stunning election victory was heavily influenced by some of the promises he made regarding economic matters. How has he done so far?
The number of jobless Germans rose slightly in December compared with the previous month. But on an annual basis there have never been more people employed in Europe's biggest economy in the past 27 years.
The US has added fewer jobs lately than expected by labor market experts, fresh government figures have shown. The overall unemployment rate held steady at a 17-year low in the world's largest economy.
Recent polls suggest French President Emmanuel Macron is highly popular. His clever political mix appeals to both progressives and conservatives, even drawing approval from some right-wing National Front supporters.
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