France launches sec­ond round of re­forms

The Korea Times - - WORLD BUSINESS -

PARIS (AFP) — French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron launched round two of his am­bi­tious do­mes­tic re­form pro­gram on Thurs­day, wel­com­ing busi­ness lead­ers and trade union­ists for talks about a highly sen­si­tive over­haul of un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits.

Fresh from push­ing through ma­jor changes to French la­bor law, the 39-year-old cen­trist has now turned to the next stage of the “trans­for­ma­tion” of the French so­cial model which he has promised.

This in­cludes ma­jor changes to France’s gen­er­ous un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits sys­tem, as well as large in­creases in state-funded train­ing aimed at help­ing the un­em­ployed back into the work­place.

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