Reforming In the Face of Resistance

Crumley, Bruce
January 2011
Time International (Atlantic Edition);1/17/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p28
The article reports on the reform of laws governing employment and social factors in France. The article explains that under president Nicolas Sarkozy, the French government is seeking a change in a number of sectors including labor laws, tax reductions, and measures to assist small business. The article records the significant support for, and opposition to, these proposals.


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