Reps to summon minister over unpaid pension
30 March 2017 | 3:30 pm
Reps to summon minister over unpaid pension.
They are amongst the millions of people who have taken to the streets since January to protest against French President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform, which proposes raising the retirement age from 62 to 64. More than 7,000 tons of trash had piled up on streets across the city as of Wednesday, per The Guardian.
We look at press reaction to the French government invoking Article 49.3 of the constitution, forcing through Emmanuel Macron's controversial pension reform plan without a vote. In other news: 2.5 tonnes of missing uranium have been found in Libya, sparking questions surrounding nuclear security.
French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to push through a pension reform without a parliamentary vote. That has triggered a political crisis ― and could help the far right.
Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger is the first German cabinet member to arrive in Taiwan in decades. The decision comes amid tensions with mainland China, as Beijing issues a diplomatic complaint over the visit.
The French papers look ahead to Emmanuel Macron's live TV interview amid ongoing nationwide anger over pension reforms. In the UK, former PM Boris Johnson is to defend his actions over the Partygate scandal in front of a parliamentary committee that could decide his political future.
Israeli lawmakers have passed legislation that drastically narrows the circumstances required to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or a successor from office.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he expected the pension reform bill to be enacted by the end of the year. The pension fight has brought him to the lowest point of his presidency's second term.
Talking Europe speaks to the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit. With anger growing in France about the government's push to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64, and the EU facing an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, his portfolio is very much in the spotlight – including recommendations to encourage a Minimum Income for all.
The French have protested against a planned pension reform. But in fact, the country's pension system is fairly generous when compared with many others in Europe. In several countries, people work much longer.
Viral videos on social media claim to show law enforcement officials in France lowering their helmet, allegedly in sign of support of pension reform demonstrators. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
Humza Yousaf is the first person of color and the first Muslim to head up Scotland’s devolved government. He’s vowed to kick the Scottish independence movement into fifth gear, but faces a divided party and society.
The Constitutional Council has the power to scrap all or parts of the bill it deems unconstitutional. Emmanuel Macron's government passed the bill by decree, saying France can no longer afford to let people retire at 62.
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