The Debate

Full steam ahead? Macron reform plans tested by major strikes

It's not the first strike of the Macron presidency, but nearly one year in, it's certainly the biggest. Skeletal or non-existent train services in most parts of France kicked off rolling strike days scheduled through June. Stoppages are also affecting Air France planes, sanitation and more. The demands differ, turnout varies, but there is a common call: blowback against reform. We ask our panel whether under a young new president times have changed, or whether Macron's about to get a schooling.


Produced by Daniel BARNEY, Alessandro XENOS, Laure FOURQUET.

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