Latest update: 02/11/2012
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35 hour working-week: a French taboo?
Is the 35-hour working week a "taboo" in France? Not any more, said Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault this week, before quickly correcting himself. Is this just another "gaffe" or a sign of a real change in Socialist policy? Also, Cecile Duflot, the French housing minister, has pledged property requisition to provide homes to homeless people, provoking the ire of conservatives.
By FRANCE 24
On the set:
- Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine
- Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI