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Latest update : 2013-05-17

Presidential press conference: Hollande in the hot seat

This Thursday, François Hollande held his second full-fledged press conference at the Elysée Palace. With unemployment skyrocketing, France officially in recession and his popularity at a record-low, the French president used that opportunity to defend his record and promise that year II of his presidency will be a year of action. On Europe, on unemployment and on the explosive reforms of the pension system and family benefits. Will this be enough to ignite a comeback?

On the set:

  • Gregory Viscusi, Reporter, Bloomberg News;
  • Patrick Vignal, Senior Correspondent, Reuters.

Prepared by Marc Perelman and Léa Berdugo.

By FRANCE 24

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