France's unemployment rate dropped below 9 percent for the first time since 2009. Some praise the President’s labor reforms, but it also comes as the wider eurozone posts excellent growth rates as well
A video of French President Emmanuel Macron telling a young unemployed man to simply "cross the road" to find a job went viral earlier this month. The man, Jonathan Jahan, has now landed a position as a coach driver.
France's Emmanuel Macron has drawn fresh criticism for telling an aspiring gardener he could easily find work in hospitality or construction. "I can find a job by crossing the road," Macron told the young jobseeker.
Successive governments have tried to find answers for France’s disaffected banlieues — a code word for the high-crime suburbs that surround Paris. Can French President Emmanuel Macron succeed where others have failed?
A slowdown in the German economy in the third quarter has raised recession fears. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier thinks a package of tax cuts and other measures are needed to shore up future economic growth.
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