- French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday special constitutional powers invoked to get his controversial labor law through parliament. The widely anticipated move late French parliamentarians who oppose the law few opportunities to stop the proposals yet.
They have 24 hours to file a motion of censure against the government, otherwise the law is a fait accompli. The bill should make it easier to lay off workers and adopt. The new law led to three months of street protests and numerous strikes by the unions.