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User:Atcovi/French/Current event: Belgium

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/13/world/europe/strike-in-belgium.html

A country-striking strike has halted public transportation in the country, including all incoming and outgoing flights. The 24-hour strike, starting at 10pm on Tuesday, is expected to put a pause in governmental functioning on Wednesday. Government workers and prison guards have joined the strike, pausing the functions of public schools, prisons, and sports facilities. The strike is also expected to take a severe hit on the country's economy, taking tens of million euros out of it.

It aims to raise pay raises, rejecting the proposed 0.8 pay raise percent set for the next year. It is unclear if the strikers will receive a response, as the Belgian government dissolved in December of 2018 due to its biggest agreement partner, the Flemish right-wing party, leaving for a different international agreement on migration.