Keyword: standard of living

More violent clashes in nationwide 'yellow vest' protests in France

French President Emmanuel Macron is to address the nation next week after a fourth day of nationwide protests by the so-called “yellow vests” movement against the falling living standards of low- and middle-income earners was held on Saturday in Paris and major towns and cities, when the interior ministry said a total of almost 1,400 people were arrested and 118 others injured amid scenes of vandalism and looting by troublemakers who joined the marches.

Don’t believe the hype: the French still live better than Americans

For all their current difficulties, the average French citizen lives better than his American counterpart according to UN and Unicef figures.