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France. Migrants in summer 2014 again gathered in the port city of Calais in order to slip aboard trucks bound for the UK, including 1,500 from Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia. French and British police are to cooperate to step up enforcement against smugglers while protecting victims of human trafficking.
The French economy continues to lag. Unemployment has been above 10 percent since President Fran‡ois Hollande took office in 2012. Hollande wants to spur economic growth by reducing deficits, increasing competition and stimulating innovation. Some members of his government disagree, forcing a reshuffling of ministers in August 2014.
The major issue is whether to cut spending and raise taxes to reduce the government's deficit or to spend and hope that stimulus spurs growth. Germany wants the 18 members of the Euro zone to adhere to strict budget discipline, but countries such as France and Italy that are growing slowly or shrinking want to increase government spending and deficits.