European Economics

European Economics Focus
16 April, 2007

French election unlikely to end economic malaise

There are hopes that the Presidential election will rid France of its tag as the new “sick man of
Europe”. But while the leading candidate Nicholas Sarkozy has proposed measures to tackle the
problems in the labour market, it seems unlikely that the election will mark a significant
turnaround in France’s economic fortunes in the foreseeable future....

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