French Economic Woes: Ructions Over Pension Reform

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It's the image of a volcano: "You have a little smoke, the earth doesn't tremble, but it simmers and at some point, it has to erupt". That's how a union leader describes discontent with the government's pension reform. At least 155,000 people demonstrated this week against the plan to lengthen contributions from 41.5 years to 43 years. Also on the show: France tries to seize the diplomatic initiative on Syria and possibly avert military strikes.
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Producer : France 24

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