Dominique de Villepin

Announcements to be made Monday as the right seek to end crisis

The government should outline an exit with the crisis of the CPE tomorrow (Monday).

Poll: Villepin and Chirac share loss of face as CPE reinforces trade unions

Villepin and Chirac

According to a poll it is the high school and university trade unions who have been most "reinforced" by the CPE crisis, say to 67% of the French public.

6 April: Villepin makes major speech amidst mass transport blockades

A round-up of news from the anti-CPE struggle in France, including Villepin's speech and responses, and the transport blockades across the country.

31 March: Summary of today's events

Today's latest developments in the struggle against the new French employment law the CPE.

Opposition grows as 83% now oppose CPE

A new survey by pollsters CSA shows that 83% of the French are now opposed to keeping the CPE.

Liberation looks at how the crisis might now unfold

An article from today's Liberation which analyses the state of play amongst the major players in the French political crisis as the youth revolt grows.

France in the streets: Largest demonstrations yet

Demonstration size map

Full coverage of today's demonstrations, strikes and riots as public transport and services crippled and nearly 3 million take to the streets in protest against the CPE.

Lang: Villepin like child who refuses to let go of favourite toy

Roundup of news of the movement against the new CPE employment law in France from Sunday March 26.

Students bodies decline to meet Villepin

UNEF, CE (Confederation edutiante), UNL and FIDL have turned doen the invitation to meet French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin later this afternoon, Saturday 25th March.

Villepin-unions meeting achieves little

Domenique de Villepin met representatives of the five major trade-union confederations today at his official residence, the Matignon.