Post Tagged with: "France"

The EU: who governs whom?

Via France election: Germany rules out reworking EU’s ‘fiskalpakt’ – Telegraph. Mr Hollande has called for a shift in strategy toward more growth-oriented measures including more public spending. But Mr Seibert said Angela Merkel would not accept “deficit spending” to feed economic expansion, and believed in “growth through structural reforms” such […]

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Work more, earn more —

Inspired by an advert in the Economist, I found this from New French labour regulations have been brought in and provide incentives to work more and earn more. Companies can raise the number of hours worked by management staff or independent salaried employees from 218 days to 235 days […]

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Rural France and the EU food police

I listened this morning to a Today Programme podcast concerning rural France. An Englishman resident in Normandy was explaining how the villagers scurry around protecting themselves from the “EU gestapo”. To avoid the condemnation of much that is sold to the satisfaction of all concerned, the villagers monitor the train […]

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