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France unveils controversial economic reform package

"Do we want millions and millions of tourists - notably Chinese - who come to the capital to leave us and go and do their shopping in London on a Sunday?" - Prime Minister Manuel Valls, on a proposal to expand Sunday trading


FRANCE on Wednesday unveiled a controversial package of reforms to energise its crisis-hit economy, including a plan to expand Sunday trading for shops that has sparked outrage in some quarters.

The proposed measures also include a plan to open up traditionally closed sectors