“Let's stop criticizing our banks!”

More than ten years after the subprime mortgage crisis, all the light has not been shed, and yet the idea of ​​the guilt of the banks has taken hold firmly in people's minds. They are even blamed for the double fault, since after playing with fire and triggering the crisis, they allegedly asked for help from the States. This unanimous condemnation, the result of incomplete analyzes, is a heavy component of the bank bashing that has raged since then and unfortunately works against our interests. We are indeed at a critical moment when Europe, faced with the domination of American finance and the dollar, must develop its own financial capacities. The development of a strong pan-European financial sector is therefore essential if we particularly want to foster the emergence of future European gafas. 
If it is vain to hope for the complete disappearance of this bank bashing and, one might say, of the bashing market whose roots plunge both in history and in ignor…

Strike against pension reform in France

A tenth day of interprofessional mobilization is organized against the pension reform. Few disturbances are to be expected.

The CGT, Force Ouvrière, FSU, Solidaires and youth organizations are once again calling for a strike on Thursday 20 February against the pension reform. While the government reform project is currently being examined by Parliament, some organizations wish to harden the movement. This is particularly the case of the CGT, which threatened to leave the financing conference on Wednesday.

Strike against pension reform in France

Traffic will be generally normal in transport this Thursday, with the exception, in Île-de-France, of two Transilien lines: the H (1 train out of 2) and the K (2 trains out of 3). RER D could also experience disruptions.

On the RATP side, no disruption is to be expected, as regards the circulation of metros as well as that of buses or trams.

For several weeks, the mobilization of RATP and SNCF employees has greatly decreased. While the unions had called for a "black Monday" in transport on February 17, users have noticed little disruption.


Regarding the demonstrations, a procession will start in Paris at 1:30 p.m. It will link Montparnasse and Place d'Italie. Public transport could be disrupted on this section and metro stations could be closed.

In the regions, events are also expected mid-day in Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse.

During the first day of interprofessional mobilization, on December 5, 806,000 people had gathered, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior. Since then, the processions have tended to diminish. During the ninth day of mobilization, Thursday, February 6, 121,000 people had demonstrated across France, including 15,000 in Paris.

Internships, student or seasonal jobs: the government has promised, pension reform should make it possible to better take into account early career experiences in calculating pensions.