Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017. Before now May has only said that Britain would not trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty — which sets a maximum two-year clock ticking until a country’s departure from […]

French unions get go-ahead to hold protest march in Paris

French unions get go-ahead to hold protest march in Paris

French unions said Wednesday the Socialist government would allow a protest march in Paris on Thursday after negotiating an alternative route for the demonstration, which was initially banned. The head of the hardline CGT union Philippe Martinez announced the decision after an emergency meeting with the government. “After tough talks with the interior minister, the […]

Unions to defy government ban on French labour protest march

Unions to defy government ban on French labour protest march

French authorities on Monday asked unions to scrap plans for a protest march in Paris and limit their demonstrations to a single, static rally in hope that the violence which marred previous days of action can be avoided. Unions have been organizing protest marches for months against a draft law that will overhaul labor rules. […]

French Muslims march to protest murder of police couple

French Muslims march to protest murder of police couple

Thousand of Muslims marched in the French town of Mantes-la-Jolie on Sunday to protest the recent killing of a local police chief and his wife by a man who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State group. Between 2,500 to 5,000 people took part in the solemn procession 50km west of Paris, which was organised […]