France's Hollande says to accelerate reforms to boost growth

August 20, 2014 10:20 AM

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France's Hollande says to accelerate reforms to boost growth

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday he would accelerate reforms to boost growth, highlighting steps to increase homebuilding and give tax breaks to poorer households as he tries to win back voter confidence.

The most unpopular French president in modern history has come under growing fire from both the opposition and ruling Socialist party lawmakers over his economic policy. His government was forced to abandon growth and fiscal targets last week.

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