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Competitiveness measures: did the Socialists blink?

Competitiveness... the word was barely uttered by François Hollande during the presidential campaign. But now, barely a day passes without it. The government has announced a new raft of measures aimed at boosting French competitiveness. In doing so, the Socialists are reneging on some of their core commitments at a time when the popularity of the executive is plunging.

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  • Philip Turle, Journalist, RFI;
  • John G. Keating, Chief Correspondent, Kuwait News National Agency.

By FRANCE 24

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