Russian Uranium Delivery to France ‘Scandalous’ – Greenpeace

Russia delivered enriched uranium to France on Monday in a move the NGO Greenpeace described as “scandalous” following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. A cargo ship unloaded cylinders of uranium from Russia at the French port of Dunkirk on Monday morning, according to an AFP journalist. Greenpeace said the delivery confirmed France’s dependence on the Russian nuclear industry, which … Read more

France bans protests outside parliament — RT World News

The Macron government’s unilateral and controversial decision to raise the retirement age led to massive demonstrations French police have banned all gatherings in two protest hotspots across from the parliament in Paris, citing “serious risks of disturbances to public order” in a statement issued on Saturday.   The “public thoroughfare in Place de la Concorde … Read more

France pension protests: Clashes with police in Paris as demonstrations continue

Thousands of people protested for a second night in central Paris after President Emmanuel Macron decided to force through changes to the retirement age without a vote in parliament. Some demonstrators clashed with riot police, who made several arrests. The reform raises France’s state pension age by two years to 64, which Mr Macron argues … Read more

Has Emmanuel Macron broken France? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. John Lichfield is a former foreign editor of the Independent and was the newspaper’s Paris correspondent for 20 years. In 2017, Emmanuel Macron promised a new, consensual kind of politics. He would, he said, be a revolutionary-in-a-suit, dismantling the special interests and smashing the barriers … Read more

Protests Erupt In France Over Push To Increase Retirement Age

PARIS (AP) — Protesters disrupted traffic in Paris on Friday as angry critics, political opponents and labor unions around France blasted President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to force a bill raising the retirement age from 62 to 64 through parliament without a vote. Opposition parties were expected to start procedures later Friday for a no-confidence vote … Read more

Africa: Why France EACOP Case Might Embolden, Not Discourage, Activists

Though the legal claim against TotalEnergies was dismissed on technicalities, it set some bold precedents. On 28 February, a French court declared an appeal against a controversial oil and gas project in East Africa, largely owned by TotalEnergies, to be inadmissible. Sitting in summary proceedings, the Judicial Court of Paris did not assess the details … Read more