Keyword: protests

French PM offers students new concessions to defuse labour law revolt

A package of financial measures for students and first-time job seekers, costing around 500 million euros, met with approval from main students' union.

France's all-night Nuit Debout protests roll on - back in time

The sit-ins which began in central Paris on March 31st, spreading across France and to abroad, refuse April can begin until society is overhauled.

Demonstrators and police clash as labour law reform protests continue

Violence flared in latest nationwide protests by students and workers over proposed labour law reforms, which are set to continue on Wednesday.

Students clash with police at protests against French labour reform

Students hurled bottles at riot police in Paris and Nantes in anger at planned employment law that has now been approved by ministers.

French students take to streets in labour law reform protests

School and university students took to the streets across France to protest government's proposed reform to free-up the labour market.

French government fails to convince students protesting labour reforms

President François Hollande, already deeply unpopular, faces growing anger from left-wing youth organisations that would usually back him.

Nationwide demonstrations in France against labour law reform

Early reports were of a lower than expected turnout for the protests against proposed reforms that reduce rights and safeguards for employees. 

French PM calls on Brussels to increase support for farmers

Amid increasing protests by French farmers Manuel Valls says EU has 'done too little, too late' in response to downturn in agricultural markets.

Anti-migrant protesters in Calais clash with police

Officers forced to break up demonstration by 150 protesters in Calais carrying signs such as 'This is our home' and waving the French flag.

Migrants and activists to stand trial after weekend incidents in Calais

Six migrants and two activists from No Borders group will stand trial Monday after they were arrested for storming a ferry in the Channel port.

More than 100 arrests as Paris scuffles precede climate summit

Arrests followed a peaceful protest in which 10,000 people formed 3km human chain along the route of a cancelled march against climate change.

Air France employees arrested over shirt-ripping incident

Five employees are held over violent protest last week against the airline's plan to axe jobs, which notably left two of its directors bare-chested.

French farmers block German, Spanish border roads

In a continuing campaign of protests over poor earnings, farmers blocked farm imports into France claiming they represent unfair competition.

French livestock farmers offered 1.1 bln-euro emergency aid package

The measures include tax breaks worth 600M euros and loans worth 500M euros for the struggling farmers, 10% of whom face bankruptcy.

French government to unveil urgent measures to ease livestock farming crisis

The move due Wednesday follows mounting protests, including road blocks, by farmers decrying retailers' and food processors' profit margins.