The new French government has begun work on controversial plans to overhaul the country's strict labour laws. Unions and business representatives have been meeting ministers to discuss how the rules could be adjusted to help companies hire more easily. But it won't be easy: previous attempts to reform the labour code have caused strikes and massive public demonstrations.
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- How do companies feel about the EU's future? As Paris and Berlin push for more integration in the eurozone, we look at how the business world feels about the EU, and the future of the European economy.
- Happy talk: We bring you a report on why French companies are hiring special Happiness Officers to boost office morale.