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Monday, January 24: here the programs!

Very busy day in view of the presidential election. At 11 a.m., Fabien Roussel will present his program for 2022. The communist candidate will defend the 32-hour working week and explain how each student could leave the school system with a permanent job offer. At the same time, the Medef, the employers’ union, will also publish its proposals, calling on the various candidates to dip into it.

Tuesday 25 January: start of the construction of the anti-migrant wall in Poland

The idea had been in the cards since the fall. Poland will start building a concrete wall on its border with Belarus to prevent the passage of migrants who want to enter the European Union. Since the summer, thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, have crossed or attempted to cross this border. Poland has sent thousands of soldiers to the border area, where a state of emergency has been declared. The European Union (EU) accuses Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of instrumentalizing these migrants in retaliation for the economic sanctions imposed on his regime.

Wednesday January 26: strike at EDF

Government measures to limit the rise in electricity prices in France do not pass at EDF. The four main trade unions in the energy sector have issued a joint call for a strike. The State has indeed imposed on EDF to increase the volume of electricity sold at a reduced price to its competitors this year, in order to contain the rise in bills for consumers.

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The group will therefore sell at a reduced price up to 40% of its electricity production in 2022 and lose around 8 billion euros, according to EDF.

This call is independent of another social movement intended to defend a revaluation of wages in the whole of the energy sector.

Thursday, January 27: start of voting for the popular primary

This will be the start of the vote organized by the spoilsports of the left, which will continue until Sunday, January 30. Although they failed to appoint a candidate behind whom the left could unite, the organizers of the popular primary are maintaining their ballot. Seven political personalities have been nominated as candidates.

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Three are without having been consulted: Yannick Jadot, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Anne Hidalgo. Two are unknown to the general public: Anna Agueb-Porterie and Charlotte Marchandise. Others see it as a potential springboard, like Pierre Larrouturou and especially Christiane Taubira. Participants are called upon to vote by evaluating each of the applications presented by awarding them a mention to be chosen between ” very good “, ” Good “, “good enough”, “passable” Where ” insufficient “. The big winner will be the one who is deemed the most deserving.

Sunday January 30: 50 years of “Bloody Sunday”

While Brexit has strengthened trade ties between Ireland and Northern Ireland, community tensions between Protestants and Catholics remain high 50 years right after Bloody Sunday. This Sunday, in (London)derry, in Northern Ireland, we will commemorate the 14 dead, killed by the British army while marching for civil rights and against the discrimination suffered by the Catholic minority, on January 30, 1972. The traumatic event inspired his famous song of the same name to the Irish group U2.

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