French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform cut power on Tuesday to the world's largest wholesale fresh food market, Rungis, near Paris, the hard-left CGT union's energy branch said.
The French economy will grow 1.3 percent this year, the same pace as 2019, as long as a compromise is reached quickly with labor unions that are on strike over pension reform, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said in an interview with the Journal du Dimanche.
French coastguards rescued 31 migrants trying to cross the English Channel overnight after the engine of one small boat cut out and the other dinghy began to take in water, local authorities in France said on Sunday.
French train and metro drivers have withheld labor for the 19th straight day in a standoff with the government over pension reform, casting a pall over Christmas plans with many unable to reach loved ones.
Protesters, including several 'yellow vests', gather in Marseille for a rally against France's pensions reforms on the 13th day of a nationwide strike that has crippled the public transport system and closed schools throughout the country.
France’s transport turmoil deepened on Monday with unions staging a fifth day of strikes against President Emmanuel Macron and his plans for a pensions overhaul as the government prepared to unveil details of the reform later in the week.
French private sector economic activity grew more slowly than forecast in September, according to closely watched survey of executives that found the country’s manufacturing sector was hit by a fall in export business.
A modern commercial estate converted from old warehouses and television studios in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers may hold the key to understanding why France’s economy is outperforming Germany, the eurozone’s longstanding powerhouse.