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Greece faces first 2016 protests against reforms

The Greek government’s plans for pension reforms have brought thousands of farmers out on the streets in protests in the north of the country, and in

The Greek government’s plans for pension reforms have brought thousands of farmers out on the streets in protests in the north of the country, and in

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Greek pensioners protest pension cuts

Thousands of pensioners have marched through Athens in the second anti-austerity protest in a month. Many feel betrayed by prime minister Alex

Thousands of pensioners have marched through Athens in the second anti-austerity protest in a month. Many feel betrayed by prime minister Alex

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France's pension reform struggle

France has been given two more years by the European Commission to get its finances in order but how can it find a way out of its public debt trap

France has been given two more years by the European Commission to get its finances in order but how can it find a way out of its public debt trap

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Thousands protest in France over pension reforms

France has hit the streets to protest against pension reforms. The proposed changes could see the pay-in period for contributions increased to 43

France has hit the streets to protest against pension reforms. The proposed changes could see the pay-in period for contributions increased to 43

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Working longer reduces risk of developing Alzheimers

A study of nearly half a million people in France has found that people who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other types

A study of nearly half a million people in France has found that people who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other types

Europe

How should the EU finance its baby-boomers' pensions?

Question from Sophie in Zurich, Switzerland: “Hi, I’m Sophie from Switzerland. With baby-boomers entering the pension age, how will my generation

Question from Sophie in Zurich, Switzerland: “Hi, I’m Sophie from Switzerland. With baby-boomers entering the pension age, how will my generation

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Greek pension cuts protest

Greek pensioners demonstrated outside the Finance Ministry in Athens on Thursday over plans by the government to cut their benefits and pensions.

Greek pensioners demonstrated outside the Finance Ministry in Athens on Thursday over plans by the government to cut their benefits and pensions.

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French pensioners angry at reform plans

Thousands of pensioners have taken to the streets in France to protest against the government’s pension policies. Four thousand were present in the

Thousands of pensioners have taken to the streets in France to protest against the government’s pension policies. Four thousand were present in the

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Italy's 'limbo' pensioners protest

Italians caught in a welfare limbo under the government’s austerity measures have been demonstrating in Rome. Known as the “esodati”, up to 300,000

Italians caught in a welfare limbo under the government’s austerity measures have been demonstrating in Rome. Known as the “esodati”, up to 300,000

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Protest for Italy's 'dislocated workers'

Thousands of Italians from the country’s main labour unions have gathered in the centre of Rome in protest against pension reform. They are hoping

Thousands of Italians from the country’s main labour unions have gathered in the centre of Rome in protest against pension reform. They are hoping

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Second night of clashes in Athens following pensioner's suicide

Greek police clashed with protesters for a second night on Thursday at the site where a 77-year-old man committed suicide. Groups of demonstrators

Greek police clashed with protesters for a second night on Thursday at the site where a 77-year-old man committed suicide. Groups of demonstrators

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Polish unionists take pension protest to parliament

Opponents of pension reform in Poland are preparing to take their case to parliament ahead of Friday’s parliamentary vote on a possible

Opponents of pension reform in Poland are preparing to take their case to parliament ahead of Friday’s parliamentary vote on a possible

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Coalition members quit over Greece austerity plan

As Greeks took to the streets on Friday to show their anger at austerity measures, several politicians also walked off the job. The industrial

As Greeks took to the streets on Friday to show their anger at austerity measures, several politicians also walked off the job. The industrial

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Belgium: firefighters spray premier's office

Striking Belgian fire crews have sprayed the country’s cabinet building in Brussels in protest against proposed changes to pensions that ministers

Striking Belgian fire crews have sprayed the country’s cabinet building in Brussels in protest against proposed changes to pensions that ministers

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Greece government stuck between protesters and troika

Another wave of protests has erupted in Greece as the government cannot seem to please the people or the eurozone finance ministers. There were

Another wave of protests has erupted in Greece as the government cannot seem to please the people or the eurozone finance ministers. There were

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'The Network' tackles Europe's pensions crisis

Europe faces a pensions timebomb as the active population shrinks and societies get older. The financial crisis has made things worse, but also

Europe faces a pensions timebomb as the active population shrinks and societies get older. The financial crisis has made things worse, but also

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Pension reforms for Slovenia's aging population

Slovenia’s population is aging, and aging fast. Last year the country’s voting population rejected a bill to raise the retirement age, dealing a

Slovenia’s population is aging, and aging fast. Last year the country’s voting population rejected a bill to raise the retirement age, dealing a

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Striking UK state workers challenge coalition

Opinions may vary over the strength of the strike but our correspondent in London says it is clear that those who took part are willing to take

Opinions may vary over the strength of the strike but our correspondent in London says it is clear that those who took part are willing to take

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'Britons being robbed' say public sector workers

British public sector workers feel as if they are in a hold-up, hearing “your money or your life!” over pension reforms. They say the government’s

British public sector workers feel as if they are in a hold-up, hearing “your money or your life!” over pension reforms. They say the government’s

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Austerity anger: Britain's turn

It is Britain’s first mass strike in more than 30 years. Up to two million public sector workers have walked out in a dispute over pension

It is Britain’s first mass strike in more than 30 years. Up to two million public sector workers have walked out in a dispute over pension

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France to face 'toughest austerity measures since 1945'

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has announced new austerity measures aimed at reducing the country’s deficit. The step has also been taken to

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France to announce new austerity budget

Pension reform is at the top of the list of austerity measures to be announced today by the French government. Determined to hold on to its

Pension reform is at the top of the list of austerity measures to be announced today by the French government. Determined to hold on to its

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Strikers march in London against pension reforms

London has filled with thousands of striking teachers and civil servants marching in protest at pension reforms. It is day one of a 48-hour strike

London has filled with thousands of striking teachers and civil servants marching in protest at pension reforms. It is day one of a 48-hour strike

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UK braced for widespread strikes

It is likely to be a slow day in the UK as four of the country’s major unions bring hundreds of thousands of people out on strike. An estimated

It is likely to be a slow day in the UK as four of the country’s major unions bring hundreds of thousands of people out on strike. An estimated