ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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France: Politics of Reform

Politics of Reform The collective fervour that gripped France over the new law that sought to introduce more flexibility in hiring (and firing) regulations for youth employment, through the first employment contract (CPE), has forced the government to scrap the legislation. This was a dramatic retreat by its chief architect, prime minister Dominique de Villepin, who had announced in the national assembly just a few days before that he would not

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