The Louvre museum in Paris has been forced to close after dozens of people blocked the entrance in a protest against the French government’s plans to overhaul the pension system.
Pyrenean livestock farmers are rejoicing after winning an assurance from French President Emmanuel Macron that he will not authorise the release into the wild of any more of the bears blamed for a surge in deadly attacks on sheep.
French president Emmanuel Macron has tried to calm nationwide tensions and salvage support for his overhaul of the country’s retirement system, as France faced day 41 of crippling strikes.
The French prime minister has told the unions behind a crippling railway strike that he is open to backing down on controversial proposals to raise the full pension age to 64.
Rail workers, teachers, doctors, lawyers and others have joined a nationwide day of protests and strikes in France to denounce President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to overhaul the pension system.
Toulon flanker Charles Ollivon will captain France in this season’s Guinness Six Nations Championship.
French rail strikes against government plans to reform France’s retirement system have marked a new milestone of 29 straight days of walkouts, surpassing even the lengths of strikes in the 1980s.
Thousands of workers have rallied across France against the government’s plan to raise the retirement age to 64.
Teachers, doctors, lawyers and workers at the Eiffel Tower are among people from across France who have walked out in protest at plans for a higher retirement age.
The government of French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a major blow Monday, when the key architect of the pension overhaul resigned over alleged conflict of interests.
French transport strikes against a planned overhaul of the pension system entered their twelfth day Monday, as French president Emmanuel Macron’s government appeared determined to push ahead with its plans.