Arab Today, arab today thousands on paris streets to denounce eu \austerity\ pact
Last Updated : GMT 23:12:04
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Thousands on Paris streets to denounce EU \'austerity\' pact

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Thousands on Paris streets to denounce EU \'austerity\' pact

Paris - AFP

Thousands of left-wing protesters took to the streets of Paris on Sunday to denounce the European Union fiscal pact forcing governments to stick to tough deficit limits. Chanting \"Resistance!\", protesters marched through central Paris in a rally organisers said was aimed at fighting EU-imposed austerity, not at criticising the government of Socialist President Francois Hollande. \"This day is the day the French people launch a movement against the policy of austerity,\" one-time presidential contender and Left Front leader Jean-Luc Melenchon said at the march. Melenchon denied the protest was aimed at Hollande, saying: \"This is a left-wing demonstration under a left-wing government.\" Organisers said 80,000 people took part in the rally. \"It was very successful, beyond our expectations,\" said Annick Coupe, a spokeswoman for the Solidaires union. Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is to open what is expected to be a long and difficult debate on the fiscal pact in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The pact, agreed by EU leaders in March, requires its signatories to write into law a commitment to limit structural deficits to within 0.5 percent of gross domestic product under normal circumstances. Many on the French left -- including within the Socialists and their Green Party allies -- have said they will vote against the measure, but with right-wing deputies backing the pact it is expected to be approved. Speaking to deputies from the left-wing PRG party on Sunday, Ayrault said approving the pact would be an \"essential step\" in resolving the debt crisis threatening the eurozone and its single currency. \"Francois Hollande and I will never take the responsibility... of making the euro disappear,\" he said. \"The future of the eurozone is at stake.\" Hollande\'s government on Friday unveiled a 2013 budget aimed at plugging the 37-billion-euro hole in France\'s public finances through tax rises and spending cuts. About 1,500 people also protested against austerity measures in Brussels, police said, in a demonstration called by left-wing groups and unions. The protest was aimed at pushing for measures in Belgium and Europe \"to fight against poverty and share prosperity equally,\" the CSC union said.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today thousands on paris streets to denounce eu \austerity\ pact Arab Today, arab today thousands on paris streets to denounce eu \austerity\ pact

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today thousands on paris streets to denounce eu \austerity\ pact Arab Today, arab today thousands on paris streets to denounce eu \austerity\ pact

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

GMT 09:49 2017 Tuesday ,02 May

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition

GMT 17:59 2017 Monday ,12 June

Designer Rania Adel reveals her new collection

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 16:25 2017 Sunday ,04 June

“Suhoor” is basic meal for fasting

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 11:09 2017 Sunday ,25 June

HUAWEI P10 the ‘guru’ of portrait shots
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday