Industrial decline hammers French steel

French presidential candidates must convince voters they can safeguard blue-collar industries.

    In final weeks France’s presidential election campaign, the candidates will be scrambling to persuade voters that they can protect French jobs.

    The Florange region, in eastern France, was once one of the industrial heartlands of the nation.

    In recent years, howeverm, the coal mines have closed and the steel industry has gone into decline, with only one steel mill left in the area.

    Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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