Keyword: changes

French socialist's wealth tax 'more show than dough'

Media reports suggest the new French government's proposed 75% tax on the super-rich is to tweaked to affect only some 1,000 mega-rich.

The changing face of the French seasonal worker


Summer is the height of the employment season for thousands of temporary workers. The caricature of the average seasonal worker in France used to be a footloose, happy-go-lucky male party animal, sporting an all-year-round tan; in summer he served cocktails on the beach, in winter he gave ski lessons. But nowadays, ‘he' is often a she, pushing 50, with a family to feed, no hope of finding a long-term contract, and little idea of how she is going to make it through the next 12 years to retirement. Noémie Rousseau reports.