Macron, facing growing social unrest, insists reforms will continue


French President Emmanuel Macron appeared in a lengthy interview on national television on Thursday, speaking from a school classroom in a village in north-west France, when he said that despite protests over his railways reforms, and also growing opposition to reforms of university selection procedures and the justice system, he and his government will stand firm with its policies 'because the world around us is speeding up, going through great changes, and because our country must be able to choose its destiny and live better'.

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French President Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that strikes and protests will not prevent him from overhauling the nation’s economy – comments that came as train workers, hospital staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his economic vision, reports The Washington Post.