Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

French to protest Macron's planned labour reforms

French president Emmanuel Macron faces major street protests on Tuesday, as the country's second biggest trade union, CGT, leads demonstrations against his planned labour reforms that aim to achieve greater flexibility on the labour market. Macron sees the reforms as necessary to modernise France, while union workers were perplexed by his recent comments that he would not "yield anything, either to the lazy, the cynics or the extremes".

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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