Newly elected French president Emmanuel Macron is already getting to work in helping his country. His top priority is reforming the labor market in France. Currently, unemployment is high at 10%. Macron wants to help lessen that by changing labor laws in order to give companies more flexibility. This will mean companies will have greater negotiating power with trade unions. He does not want to copy the economic structure of more stable countries like the UK or USA, but wants to find a middle ground that will benefit all of France’s people. Not everyone is in agreement with these new reforms, though. Many groups are protesting the changes, saying they will only hurt the workers.
Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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