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France strikes again: Europe on the march

France has been hit by a general strike for the second time in a month. The issue that has brought protesters onto the streets is that of pension and retirement reform. Other strikes have been taking place in Greece, the Czech Republic and Spain. A pan-European day of action is planned for September 29th.

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  • Christian STOFFAES, President, French-German council of economic analysis
  • Andrew WATT, Senior Researcher, ETUI (European Trade Union Institute)
  • Raquel GARRIDO, National Secretary, Party of the Left
  • Ian WILLOUGHBY, France 24 Correspondent in Prague
  • Sarah MORRIS, France 24 Correspondent in Madrid

Programme prepared by Perrine Desplats and Yi Song.

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