Don’t Mess With French Pensions

The Nation, December 6, 2019 Emmanuel Macron’s latest bugbear: a million angry French citizens striking against his proposed pension reforms.  After a year of protests that dragged his popularity to record lows and forced significant concessions from his government, French President Emmanuel Macron might have thought twice before staking “Act Two” of his presidency on … Continue reading Don’t Mess With French Pensions

French emergency room personnel walk out over a ‘healthcare system in dysfunction’

France 24, May 28, 2019 Emergency room personnel at several dozen hospitals across France staged a five-minute walkout at noon on Tuesday to protest against a lack of staffing and resources, which they say is putting them under severe strain and putting patients in danger. The French system of emergency care “has reached an unprecedented … Continue reading French emergency room personnel walk out over a ‘healthcare system in dysfunction’