I don’t care about what they say (the franco-phobics I mean) but, once again, the French have taught the rest of the world a lesson on how to deal with government unilateralism and arrogant, draw-from-the-hat laws and measures. Vive la France!!
Xinhua – English

PARIS, April 10 (Xinhua) — French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin, sponsor of the controversial First Employment Contract (CPE) job law, stated in a televised broadcast that he regretted the law could not be applied.
“The necessary conditions of confidence and calm are not there, either among young people, or companies, to allow the application of the First Job Contract,” Villepin said after meetings with Chirac.
President Jacques Chirac announced earlier Monday that the highly controversial Article 8 of the equal opportunities law would be replaced with measures to help disadvantaged young people find work.


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