French economy minister says received death threats over reforms

February 2, 2015 6:25 PM

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French economy minister says received death threats over reforms

PARIS (Reuters) - French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has had death threats from legal officials whose profession he is trying to reform, he told lawmakers reviewing his pro-growth bill on Monday.

Macron is steering through parliament a bill that includes loosening entry barriers for legal jobs such as "notaires" - comparable to British solicitors or American notaries.

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