French unions take to streets in make-or-break pension protest

Business / Economy Jan 10, 2020

French unions take to streets in make-or-break pension protest

French trade unions disrupted rail services, cut power output and brought demonstrators onto the streets in cities across France on Thursday in a make-or-break push to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his planned pension reform. The country's hard-left unions rallied supporters hoping to regain ...

Paris shops' sales halved as strikes bring chaos to the city

Business / Economy Jan 9, 2020

Paris shops' sales halved as strikes bring chaos to the city

Five weeks into strikes crippling French transport, Emile Sebbag is agonizing over how to keep afloat his two Parisian clothing stores, deserted by shoppers as the backlash against France's pension reform drags on. The start of winter sales on Wednesday — traditionally a big event ...

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Business Jan 1, 2020

Sour notes for Macron from striking Paris Opera musicians

Striking Paris Opera musicians ushered in a new year of protest against President Emmanuel Macron's government by playing extracts from "Carmen" and "Romeo and Juliet" to a square steeped in the history of the French Revolution. The spirited, makeshift performance Tuesday on the front steps ...

Eurowings scrubs over 170 flights due to three-day strike

Business Dec 30, 2019

Eurowings scrubs over 170 flights due to three-day strike

Lufthansa's low-cost carrier Eurowings has canceled more than 170 flights scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday due to a strike by flight attendants at sister company Germanwings. The cancellations mostly affect flights within Germany from airports that include Cologne-Bonn, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Duesseldorf. Information on ...