France Takes to the Streets

Recently, French president Emmanuel Macron used his emergency powers to pass a law that raises the retirement age, and the age at which French people can access their state funded pension. This recent – very unpopular – change alongside a whole host of other issues, has led to massive, and intense protests across France, a vote of no confidence in the government that only failed by a minute margin, and a general strike. Tara Varma, a visiting fellow in the Center of the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, joins us to discuss the ongoing protests in France.

France Takes to the Streets

Episode Credits:

Editor: Leo Kamer

Host: Leo Kamer

Music: Zee Yuen

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