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France Unveils Contentious Labor Overhaul in Big Test for Macron - New York Times

PARIS — After 30 years of fraught attempts to make France's labor market more flexible, the government announced sweeping changes on Thursday with the potential to radically shift the balance of power from workers to employers. The step was the first ...and more »

French labor reforms tackle unemployment - Deutsche Welle

France is to introduce a raft of labor reforms to tackle long-standing unemployment. The new measures make it easier to hire and fire people. Error loading player: Could not load player configuration. Watch video 01:35. Share. French labor reforms ...and more »

French First Lady Brigitte Macron turns heads in pink mini-dress on visit to Luxembourg - Independent.ie

Maria Teresa (L), Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Brigitte Macron, wife 11 Maria Teresa (L), Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, visit the MUDAM contemporary art museum in Luxembourg on August 29, 2017 ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron faces down French sacred cow - POLITICO.eu

PARIS — If Emmanuel Macron was worried about his nosediving popularity, he ain't seen nothing yet. As his government prepares to unveil a far-reaching overhaul of labor rules on Thursday, the far left and trade unions are preparing to fight back with ...and more »

French government unveils jobs market liberalisation - Financial Times

The French government has unveiled pro-business measures to liberalise the country's dysfunctional jobs market, in an early test of President Emmanuel Macron's determination to reform the eurozone's second-largest economy amid sinking approval ratings ...and more »

French bike couriers unhappy with Emmanuel Macron's vision of the gig-economy - The Independent

Smartphone-wielding cycle couriers were among the first to embrace French President Emmanuel Macron's vision of an economic future rooted in new technology and flexible labour rules. Now, they're not so sure. Riders staged protests in several cities ...and more »

Divided rivals give unpopular Macron a window for reform - Financial Times

Emmanuel Macron's plummeting approval ratings are a reminder that youth and a presidential bearing are not enough to secure popular support for pro-business reforms in France. Yet Mr Macron, who is unveiling a contentious jobs market bill on Thursday ...and more »

Macron government launches overhaul of France's labour laws - BBC News

President Emmanuel Macron's government has begun its drive to overhaul France's rigid labour laws, vowing to "free up the energy of the workforce". The reforms aim to make it easier for bosses to hire and fire. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said they ...and more »

The Bizarre Spending Habits of World Leaders - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. It's tough to lead a country, but there are some compensations. From the taxpayer-funded mansions to the top-notch security details, world leaders get benefits ...and more »

Why French President Emmanuel Macron Will Succeed Despite His Record-Breaking Unpopularity - Forbes

Shellie Karabell , Contributor I cover leadership - people, politics & policy - from a European view. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. August 29, 2017/Luxembourg - French President Emmanuel Macron gives a press conference at ...and more »