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It is a common notion, but wrong, that France is an ailing economy.

Haven't we heard this one before?
by Bernard on Mon May 8th, 2017 at 09:02:14 AM EST
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It's more about the consistently high rate of youth unemployment or precarious employment. Low paying jobs that somehow require a useless university degree. The dissipation of hope - the younger generation will have it worse than the elders.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Tue May 9th, 2017 at 11:23:42 PM EST
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But then again I'm an outsider who doesn't know anything. Demographically France is doing so much better than Germany (somehow hope doesn't disappear in that area) which should result in  a bigger economy long-term.

Schengen is toast!
by epochepoque on Tue May 9th, 2017 at 11:25:34 PM EST
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All the French leaders have to do is get their heads out of Germany's ass and adopt pro growth monetary policies - and let it be known that they will do this with or without the cooperation of Brussels and while using or not using the Euro. Germany would come around. There is no EU without France and Germany.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed May 10th, 2017 at 05:32:18 AM EST
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Well, yes, but Melenchon and Hamon were crucified for suggesting something on these lines.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Wed May 10th, 2017 at 07:42:13 AM EST
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But has anyone been so heretical as to actually poll the French electorate on how they would respond to a candidate legitimately from the left to center left taking such a position. And did the soldiers who crucified Melenchon and Hamon representatives of the press,, the think tanks and the neo-liberal establishment?

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu May 11th, 2017 at 12:14:32 AM EST
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