Basta! (France) | Social hold-up: How European labour laws were dismantled at no benefit to us

Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, Spain… and now France: over the last decade, many European Union member states have been subjected to profound labour law reforms. New laws were passed, allegedly, in the name of the fight against unemployment. But studies published since, including by the most liberal of institutions, are unanimous: their influence over a boost in employment has been minimal. The truth is, in fact, rather bruising: these new policies have resulted in soaring precariousness and a fall of wages.

Read the original article in French (free) as published in Basta!, an Investigate Europe media partner in France.