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Support For Ukraine: Florence Aubenas On Retirement In France

“Great reporting begins around the corner.” From roundabouts to nursing homes, from France to Ukraine: Florence Aubenas tells the big story on a small scale. First a great reporter for the daily “Liberation” – she was taken hostage for five months in Iraq in 2005 – in 2010 she published an autobiographical story which won her several prizes and a film adaptation: “Le Quai de Ouistreham”. , an investigation where she recounts her experience as a precarious woman in the shoes of a maintenance worker. If she regrets today that “the world of journalism has become a social class apart” from ordinary people, she tries to recreate confidence by writing books, a “less formatted” medium. She publishes “Here and Elsewhere”, a collection of several of her reports written since 2015.

Discover his portrait signed Philippe Ridet and read by Sandrine Le Calvez.

Ukraine: How Far Should Our Support For The War go?

Several months after kyiv obtained official candidate status for membership of the European Union, Ukraine and the 27 held a summit on Friday. If it took place in the Ukrainian capital, it was “a strong signal” that was sent to Russia, according to the country’s Prime Minister. After Poland, Germany agreed to deliver Leopard 2 tanks, but Chancellor Olaf Scholz immediately redoubled his caution and assured that he wanted to prevent “an escalation of the war between Russia and NATO”. At what price is Europe ready to support Ukraine? Will it be designated more as “co-belligerent” by the Kremlin?

Retirement: Are The French More Lazy Than Their European Neighbors?

While the legal retirement age is around 65 in most European countries, France is struggling to lower this threshold to 64. The mobilization against the reform – more important than the passage to 62 years in 2010 – intensifies in the country, where these two additional years of work raise many questions. Are we lazier than our European neighbors? Is the world of work hostile to seniors in France? Faced with the low employment rate of the elderly, the fear of a precarious life until retirement is felt. Two new mobilization days have already been announced on Tuesday 7 and Saturday 11 February.

Faced with the scale of the social movement agitating the United Kingdom, the British government responded with “anti-strike” legislation. A “minimum service” will be required of workers in certain sectors, such as firefighters, transport, health or education… under penalty of being fired if they choose to remain on strike! We take stock with Gaël Legras.

Without forgetting the very interesting question from David Castello-Lopes, Marie Bonnisseau’s column and a look back at the highlight of the week.

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