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France calls for end to French bashing as it fights moroseness

Negative views of country have made them question their way of life amid stalling economic growth

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"The famous French bashing, gloom as an art of denigration, must stop... Positive mobilisation is needed," said Mr Le Guen

Paris

SINCE President Francois Hollande took office about two and a half years ago, the outside view on France has more often than not been negative.

The Economist magazine called France Europe's "time bomb" in 2012; Newsweek magazine this year wrote about "The Fall of France"; UK