"France Needs To Open Up"

DEREK HUDSON for TIME

Your poll numbers are down. How do you respond to critics who say your government lacks coherence? As in other European countries, the economic situation is difficult. We've just experienced a quarter of negative growth. In France, there's always been an automatic correlation between the popularity of the Prime Minister and the economic situation. We've undertaken a number of reforms that have resulted in a decline in public approval. To me, this seems normal when you're undertaking an important reform...

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