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EU grapples with ‘regressive’ climate laws

Avoiding another “yellow vest” movement will be crucial for the success of its energy transition as Europe moves forward with a new wave of policies aimed at cutting emissions down to net zero by 2050, policymakers say. When the European Commission launched its Energy Poverty Observatory two years ago, stakeholders…
bubmag
June 29, 2020
Yellow Vests

Police converge at Paris’ Arc de Triomphe to protest government line

Police officers attend a demonstration against French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner's reforms, including ditching a controversial chokehold method of arrest, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, June 13, 2020. Picture taken June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) - Dozens…
bubmag
June 14, 2020
Yellow Vests

Police converge at Paris’ Arc de Triomphe to protest government line

Police officers attend a demonstration against French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner's reforms, including ditching a controversial chokehold method of arrest, following the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, June 13, 2020. Picture taken June 13, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit TessierPARIS (Reuters) - Dozens…
bubmag
June 14, 2020
Yellow Vests

Far-Right Groups Push Back as Protesters Gather in Europe…

LONDON — Thousands of people turned out to demonstrate against police brutality and racism in European cities like London and Paris on Saturday, after a week in which statues linked to slavery and colonialism were targeted across the continent and calls intensified for scrutiny of policing and of a history…
bubmag
June 13, 2020
Yellow Vests

Coronavirus and Europe’s New Political Fissures

When European governments imposed lockdowns to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, in most cases opposition parties were relatively supportive. The gravity of the emergency and the speed of contagion tempered normal political competition. Consensus was not absolute and, in some countries, was rather fragile; yet, in the most…
bubmag
June 10, 2020
Yellow Vests

America Has a National Guard. France Has National Riot Police.

As the United States tries to prevent public protest following the killing of George Floyd from spiraling into further violence, it’s tempting to think of French policing as an example to be followed. France’s long history of street protest, from the ritual to the insurrectional, dovetails with its history of…
bubmag
June 9, 2020