Keyword: blockades

French farmers' union calls for palm oil blockades to continue

Talks to defuse two days of blockades of refineries and fuel depots around France by farmers angry at the importation of palm oil by biofuel plants instead of buying locally produced oilseed crops ended with union officials calling for the protests to continue after their 'disapointment' at government propositions.

France labour dispute: Hollande 'won't back down' over protests

Speaking from G7 summit in Japan, French president insisted the changes that have sparked protests, strikes and blockades are 'good reforms'.

French truck drivers mount road blocks against 'green' tax

Several thousand truckers blocked roads across France on Saturday in further protest against a new environmental tax on heavy goods vehicles.