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Latest update : 2013-09-27

French economic woes: ructions over pension reform

It's the image of a volcano: "You have a little smoke, the earth doesn't tremble, but it simmers and at some point, it has to erupt". That's how a union leader describes discontent with the government's pension reform. At least 155,000 people demonstrated this week against the plan to lengthen contributions from 41.5 years to 43 years. Also on the show: France tries to seize the diplomatic initiative on Syria and possibly avert military strikes.

On the set:

  • Jean-Marc Gonin, Senior Writer, Le Figaro Magazine;
  • Mark Deen, Journalist, Bloomberg News.

Prepared by Armen Georgian and Agnès Le Cossec

By FRANCE 24

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