January 15, 2014

France Can Thrive Under a Socialist

Hamish McRae, The Independent

The Associated Press

Do not write off the French economy. If you feel tempted to do so, and France is the current chief contender for the title sick man of Europe, consider the following story.

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TAGGED: France, Francois Hollande


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So French Women Get Furious After All
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