French social conference expected to be far from convivial

Live from the newsroom, FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry provides an overview of stories making French newspaper headlines.


President François Hollande is summoning unions and other social partners to a conference in Paris where a number of issues will be on the agenda. But critics on both the right and left complain that the president is leaving far too much off the table.

Elsewhere, the media derides a Socialist Party referendum on the "unity of the left" which was subject to multiple ballots and votes cast under joke names.

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