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Social discontent is rising everywhere in Europe. It is the consequence of soaring energy and food prices, which are cutting into the purchasing power of Europeans. France no longer has a monopoly on large strikes, these will now also take place in Germany, Belgium, the Iberian Peninsula and Central Europe.
European employers are not suited to an average inflation of 10%. For European households, rising energy prices increase the cost of living by 9% in 2023 compared to 2021, the IMF calculates. Social dialogue is slipping and demonstrations, including preventive ones as in Germany, are increasing. Objective: a significant increase in wages.
Program prepared by Perrine Desplats, Sophie Samaille and Isabelle Romero.
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