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Latest update : 2012-11-08

Plans to kick-start French economy mooted

Louis Gallois, the esteemed French industrialist and former head of global aerospace company EADS, has delivered a government-commissioned report on French competitiveness. One of President François Hollande's main election promises was to get the economy out of the doldrums and create jobs. The report's aim is to inform policy makers just how to go about doing that. Yet it's not known how many of Gallois' proposals will be adopted by the government - indeed, how many they can afford.

By Kate WILLIAMS , Julien SAUVAGET

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2016-02-12 Senegal

Forbidden love in Senegal: Khady and Massamba's caste struggle

With Saint Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we decided to take a look at some modern-day Romeo and Juliets, couples who are in love but faced with enormous obstacles.

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2016-02-11 Ireland

Ireland is back in business

Ireland's strong economic recovery will be the main backdrop to the country's general elections on February 26. After five years in power, Prime Minister Enda Kenny's...

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2016-02-10 France

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

The French government wants to boost patriotism and social cohesion among the young following the November terror attacks. It's part of a bid to counter radicalisation by...

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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