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The CFDT, generally considered to be a moderate union has made clear that it is not minded to extend its strikes beyond the originally agreed finish at the end of June now that legislation has been passed on restructuring SNCF. 

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Ethiopia extends fellowship to Eritrea

Ethiopia has committed to fully implement a peace deal signed in 2000 and meant to end a two-year war with neighbouring Eritrea.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said that ending war and expanding economic ties with Eritrea is critical for stability and development in the impoverished Horn of Africa region. 315 more words


SNCF Réseau will no longer fund new rail line construction

The French government has announced that the taxpayer will write off 35 billion Euros of SNCF’s 47 billion of debt and is keen not to see the remaining debt increase.  85 more words


Arriva Celta

Arriva Spain Rail’s announcement of a new cross-border railway service from A Coruña (La Coruña) in Galicia to Porto (Oporto) in northern Portugal took some in the railway industry by surprise. 8,410 more words


Pregnant PM continues to push abortion liberalisation agenda — Family First NZ

‘In 2018, it should no longer be a part of our Crimes Act’ – PM discusses moving abortion to Health ActTVNZ One News 28 May 2018Family First Comment: In 2018, it STILL involves the taking of a human life.

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Loss-making TGVs services to be contracted under concession?

The draft legislation for French rail reform has been debated by a commission of the Sénat.  Amongst the amendments that it has proposed is that loss-making TGV services (run to support the economies of regions concerned) should be operated with transparent funding via a concession mechanism, rather than the government’s preferred option of leaving SNCF to run these services with reduced track access costs. 78 more words


Interurban Buses in Public Competition

This essay explores the workings of the art of public competition, in search of the reasons for its conflict with liberalisation. It details the interurban bus “market” serving Barcelona’s hinterland, with reference to… 6,377 more words