As we break into summer, a lot is concentrating our minds at GBN.
France: The strikes continue
The nationwide strikes against pension reform have continued into their seventh day. With transport and education amongst the sectors being affected, petrol stations are now running dry due to workers at 12 oil refineries being on strike.
The Senate is due to have the final vote on the French President’s proposals this week, with there being no sign of President Sarkozy changing his mind over their implementation.