France has long prided itself on its generous labor laws, that give workers more security and more perks than in most European countries. But hit by the eurozone crisis and an ageing population, France now needs reform
Air France has unveiled details of its alternative restructuring plan after failing to settle a row over reforms with trade unions. Thousands of jobs are at stake as the company aims for a leaner fleet.
Despite fluctuations in Chinese economic expansion in recent years, the country's unemployment rate has remained at a fairly constant level. DW examines China's labor market and joblessness at a time of sluggish growth.
Countries are trying to stay competitive in a world of slowing productivity, dropping oil prices, and a commodity slump. Now the World Economic Forum has published its annual competitiveness ranking of 140 countries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande have agreed on a proposal for a mandatory program to distribute refugees among EU countries. The move reflects a change from the French side.