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Fostering Francophilia

Global French use will determine France’s future.

72541255According to a new report commissioned by President François Hollande, the global decline of French speakers could slash employment in France by 120,000 jobs by 2020 and by 500,000 by 2050. The report, “La francophonie et la francophile : moteurs de développement durable,” (Francophonie and Francophilia: Drivers of Sustainable Development) written by pundit and economist, Jacques Attali, details France’s slipping influence in the world and includes 53 recommendations for fostering dynamic economic exchange amongst French-speaking countries.


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