No Quick Rise in Wages, Hollande Tells Unions

France — Link

New French president delays decision on his campaign pledges on minimum wage and retirement age until after June's crucial legislative elections.

France at a glance

France — Analysis

The French Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, INSEE, publishes a yearly 'social portrait' of France, a rich and revealing document totalling more than 300 pages. Mediapart summarises some of the key observations from the INSEE's latest state-of-the-nation study.