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European Union: Workers’ blues

Workers’ blues – Hassan Bleibel
Al-Mustaqbal (Beirut)

In a Europe marked by mass unemployment and deindustrialisation, the traditional May 1 Labour Day parades achieved mixed success.

Demonstrations against austerity were more pronounced in Spain than in Greece, where a transport strike was organised. Unions mobilised only limited support in France, but several thousand people took to the streets in Berlin.