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Latest update : 2010-10-29

Pension reforms: showdown in the streets

It was the largest day of protest since Nicolas Sarkozy became president in 2007. But what did the demonstrations against pension reform change and why do the French always resort to industrial action?

  • Rafael NEDZYNSKI, « Force Ouvrière » Union
  • Jonas HADDAD, National Delegate, UMP’s youth movement
  • Vanina MARSOT, Translator, Author of “Foreign Tongue: A Novel of Life and Love in Paris”
  • Asghar ZAIDI, Director Research, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

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2014-09-18 UK

Scotland Referendum: Will They Stay or Will They Go?

This Thursday Scots are answering the simple question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?" All day on Thursday there have been long lines outside polling stations as the...

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2014-09-18 French politics

Hollande Press Conference: French President Tackles Record Unpopularity

With the French president's popularity at a record low, and after a vitriolic kiss-and-tell book by former first lady Valérie Trierweiler, François Hollande this Thursday faced...

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2014-09-17 referendum

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Indpendence Referendum Too Close to Call

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-17 Scottish independence

If Scotland Says 'Aye': Polls Say Independence Referendum Too Close to Call (part 2)

It's too close to call. On Thursday, Scotland decides whether or not to sever ties with London, ties that date back over 300 years. Momentum has swung both ways in the final week...

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2014-09-16 Valérie Trierweiler

Hollande on his own? Socialist backbenchers abstain on confidence vote (part 2)

Latest opinion polls show François Hollande has hit rock bottom and started to dig. As a Socialist who ran as an enemy of finance, he was always going to antagonise the right....

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