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France isn't working (part 2)

Can you announce lay-offs when you make billions in profits? Judging by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, the answer appears to be: yes, but be prepared to incur the wrath of public opinion. The French way of doing business is confronted with ever-growing mass unemployment in the France 24 Debate.

  • Mark DEEN. Journalist, Bloomberg;
  • Agnès MICHEL. Social and Economic Issues Committee, French Green Party (EELV);
  • Mario SCHELLBERG. CEO, SGN Telecom.

Produced by François Picard, Anelise Borges, Mary Colombel, Christopher Davis.

Watch the first part here.

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