The Constitutional Council in France approves the most important part of the pension system The Constitutional Council in France approves the most important part of the pension system

The Constitutional Council in France approves the most important part of the pension system

The Constitutional Council in France approves the most important part of the pension system France's Constitutional Council approved the most important part of the controversial retirement system "reform" project, which raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years.  France's Constitutional Council approved, on Friday, the most important part of the controversial retirement system "reform" project, which is the main project in Emmanuel Macron's second term.  A statement issued by the council stated that its members rejected a number of minor aspects of the reform, but did not object to the main measure that raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years, according to the local France 24 website.  Accordingly, the council refused to organize a popular referendum to approve the reforms, the statement added.  The bill, especially its controversial Article 7, is met with popular opposition supported by trade unions.  In protest, simultaneous demonstrations took place in several French cities, led by the capital Paris, Lyon, Rennes and Nantes.  In Paris, the demonstrators gathered in front of the municipal building, before they started marching through the streets and passed through the Republic Square, where they burned garbage containers, broke the windows of bus stops, and chanted slogans calling on the people to come out against the project.  The police had to intervene against the demonstrators and used pepper gas and batons to disperse them.  And local newspapers reported the escalation of tension between demonstrators and police officers in the city of Nantes, where protesters threw bottles at the prefecture building.       Ankara condemns a new attack on the Koran and the Turkish flag in Denmark Turkey has condemned a new attack by a right-wing anti-Islam group in Denmark called "Payrioterne Gar Live" against the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag, in front of the Ankara embassy in Copenhagen.  On Friday, Ankara condemned the renewed attack on the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag in Denmark.  The Foreign Ministry said: "We condemn the despicable attack that took place again in Denmark today against our holy book, the Holy Qur'an, and our lofty flag."  In a statement, it affirmed its refusal to allow these despicable attacks under the guise of freedom of expression, despite all warnings.  She indicated that she had conveyed to the Danish ambassador in Ankara Turkey's position on the issue, adding: "We will continue our initiatives in multilateral platforms and the bilateral field against this despicable attack, which is a tangible example of Islamophobia and anti-foreigners, which has increased alarmingly in the recent period in Europe, and similar hate crimes."  She pointed out that Denmark's indifferent position in this regard caused discontent among all Muslims in the world, and disturbed millions.  And she renewed Turkey's request to take deterrent measures in order to prevent and not repeat this kind of continuous provocations during the month of Ramadan.  Earlier today, a right-wing anti-Islam group in Denmark called "Payrioterne Gar Live" carried out an attack against the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag in front of the Ankara embassy in Copenhagen.  On March 24 and 31, Denmark witnessed attacks against the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag in front of the Ankara embassy in Copenhagen.

France's Constitutional Council approved the most important part of the controversial retirement system "reform" project, which raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years.

France's Constitutional Council approved, on Friday, the most important part of the controversial retirement system "reform" project, which is the main project in Emmanuel Macron's second term.

A statement issued by the council stated that its members rejected a number of minor aspects of the reform, but did not object to the main measure that raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64 years, according to the local France 24 website.

Accordingly, the council refused to organize a popular referendum to approve the reforms, the statement added.

The bill, especially its controversial Article 7, is met with popular opposition supported by trade unions.

In protest, simultaneous demonstrations took place in several French cities, led by the capital Paris, Lyon, Rennes and Nantes.

In Paris, the demonstrators gathered in front of the municipal building, before they started marching through the streets and passed through the Republic Square, where they burned garbage containers, broke the windows of bus stops, and chanted slogans calling on the people to come out against the project.

The police had to intervene against the demonstrators and used pepper gas and batons to disperse them.

And local newspapers reported the escalation of tension between demonstrators and police officers in the city of Nantes, where protesters threw bottles at the prefecture building.


Ankara condemns a new attack on the Koran and the Turkish flag in Denmark

Turkey has condemned a new attack by a right-wing anti-Islam group in Denmark called "Payrioterne Gar Live" against the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag, in front of the Ankara embassy in Copenhagen.

On Friday, Ankara condemned the renewed attack on the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag in Denmark.

The Foreign Ministry said: "We condemn the despicable attack that took place again in Denmark today against our holy book, the Holy Qur'an, and our lofty flag."

In a statement, it affirmed its refusal to allow these despicable attacks under the guise of freedom of expression, despite all warnings.

She indicated that she had conveyed to the Danish ambassador in Ankara Turkey's position on the issue, adding: "We will continue our initiatives in multilateral platforms and the bilateral field against this despicable attack, which is a tangible example of Islamophobia and anti-foreigners, which has increased alarmingly in the recent period in Europe, and similar hate crimes."

She pointed out that Denmark's indifferent position in this regard caused discontent among all Muslims in the world, and disturbed millions.

And she renewed Turkey's request to take deterrent measures in order to prevent and not repeat this kind of continuous provocations during the month of Ramadan.

Earlier today, a right-wing anti-Islam group in Denmark called "Payrioterne Gar Live" carried out an attack against the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag in front of the Ankara embassy in Copenhagen.

On March 24 and 31, Denmark witnessed attacks against the Holy Quran and the Turkish flag in front of the Ankara embassy in Copenhagen.
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