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
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced a new government after the cabinet resigned following infighting over the country's economy. Analysts said the move was also a signal to France's European partners.
Spain’s difficult austerity measures are beginning to bear fruit, while the French government is being torn asunder by austerity politics. Europe needs more positive examples of reform writes DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
France's outgoing economy minister has said he won't figure in Prime Minister Manuel Valls' new government. Valls was working to form a new cabinet after he and his government resigned amid a row over economic policy.
French President Francois Hollande has dissolved the government over infighting about the country's stagnant economy. The upcoming reshuffle comes as no surprise to Frank Baasner, head of the German-French Institute.
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