Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/7/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/7/2010French unions are staging strikes and mass protests over President Nicolas Sarkozy’s proposed pension reforms, which would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62. Rail service, buses, public broadcasting, and other public services have been affected by the walkouts.

In other news, the White House has announced that it will not consider an extension of President Bush’s tax cuts. This has dashed the last hopes of Congressional Democrats, who will now be forced to fight their fall election campaigns trying to defend their party’s raising of taxes.

Meanwhile, the resignation of CDA MP Ab Klink has revived the prospect of coalition talks in the Netherlands. Geert Wilders has indicated that Mr. Klink’s departure has removed a major obstacle to negotiations, and the PVV is ready to resume discussions with the CDA and the VVD about forming a government.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 9/7/2010

  1. Eric Besson ,the freench minnister who aparently has been pushing the Burka ban ,is planning to marry a 24 year old tunesian 2. generation immigrant.
    She comes form a family of “practising muslims” .
    A blogspot called Bakchich info has claimed that he will CONVERT to islaam in order to marry her , and he has denied this with a lot of noise .
    Its going to be VERY intersting to see what happens EITHER WAY : if he converts it should be used agains him with no mercy , and if he doesn’t it would make him one of the few who has broken a major islamic taboo , and threby somewhat of a rolemodel…

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