About: social unrest

Future EU 23-04-2019

Macron prepares to launch ‘Act 2’ of his presidency

French President Emmanuel Macron will on Thursday (25 April) reveal his long-awaited response to almost half a year of street protests in a reform plan that could prove decisive for his presidency and long-term political future.
EU Elections 2019 28-01-2019

10,000 ‘red scarf’ protesters march against ‘yellow vest’ violence

More than 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday (27 January) in protest at "yellow vest" violence during the anti-government demos that have drawn tens of thousands of people to the streets over the past 11 weeks.
EU Elections 2019 10-01-2019

France kick-starts ‘grand national debate’ to calm yellow vest protesters

From 15 January to 15 March France will hold what President Emmanuel Macron has termed the "great national debate", a public consultation to discuss the "essential questions" facing the nation after nearly two months of violent so-called yellow vest protests.
EU Elections 2019 27-12-2018

2019 LOOKAHEAD: New brand of social upheaval takes shape ahead of EU elections

The yellow vests in France and Belgium may be only the tip of the iceberg of a major social upheaval ahead of the European elections, with a common denominator: people protesting their worsening living standards do not want to be represented by the existing political forces.
Economy & Jobs 11-12-2018

Macron announces financial concessions in bid to end ‘yellow vest’ revolt

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday (10 December) announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country.
Future EU 03-12-2018

Macron surveys damage after Paris riots, calls for talks

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday (2 December) surveyed the damage from a day of riots across Paris and led a crisis meeting that ended with a call for further talks with anti-government activists who have staged two weeks of protests.
Future EU 25-11-2018

Macron to face domestic questions at EU’s Brexit summit

French President Emmanuel Macron will undoubtedly need to answer a number of domestic questions at the EU summit in Brussels on Sunday (25 November), expected to endorse the Brexit deal.
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PES Fair Growth Conference 2015

The creation of jobs and growth through public and private investment is back on the European agenda. Let’s open the debate at the PES Fair Growth Conference 2015 on the current economic, financial and social challenges we are facing today.

Nobody is exempt from social justice and concerns for the poor

Today, 20 February, is World Social Justice Day. This is a good occasion to remind European policy makers that they cannot act as if they were exempt from concerns for the poor and for social justice, writes Jorge Nuño Mayer, Secretary General of Caritas Europa. 
Elections 19-12-2014

EU leaders skip second day of summit – and escape protests

EU leaders finished their summit in the early hours of 19 December, avoiding major protests that have completely blocked the centre of Brussels Friday.

ILO warns Europe about growing risk of social unrest

The potential for social unrest in European Union countries is higher than anywhere else in the world and the already yawning gaps between rich and poor, a major trigger, are likely to widen globally, the International Labour Organisation said on Monday (3 June).
Euro & Finance 19-03-2013

Cypriot parliament wavers on revised bailout bill

The Cypriot Parliament is unlikely to approve a controversial levy on savings when it goes to the vote today (19 March), a government spokesman said. 
Elections 07-03-2013

Bulgarian president says his country can cope with domestic crises

Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said yesterday (6 March) in Brussels that his country had the resources to spend more on social programmes to address the country's political, social and economic crises.

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