The Greek parliament has approved the first civil service layoffs in more than a century. The debt-troubled country has to slim down its bloated public sector to receive another tranche of its international bailout.
France's public sector is on strike, with workers nationwide protesting cuts to labor protections proposed by Emmanuel Macron. Unions call the president's plans an attack on civil servants and their economic security.
Germany is about to appoint a commission that will plan how the country is to give up coal. But it's already under fire for prioritizing the economy over the environment.
An Israeli legislative debate on recognizing the Armenian genocide has been postponed. It follows Turkey's comparison of Israel's action against Palestinians in Gaza to Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Government plans for a new wave of austerity measures later this summer sparked the workers' revolt. Greece has been mired in a debt crisis since 2009, and the end of the third international bailout is looming.
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