French MPs back Macron's controversial rail reforms [BBC News]

Date: 13/06/2018

France's National Assembly has overwhelmingly backed President Emmanuel Macron's controversial rail reforms. In a blow to the country's unions, French MPs voted 452 to 80 in favour of the bill overhauling the country's state rail company SNCF. The bill marks the biggest change to the company since rail nationalisation in the 1930s. Rail reform is a key plank in Mr Macron's efforts to change the economy.

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The president's controversial bill overhauling state rail company, SNCF, is given the green light.

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