I got into Paris around 6am local time on Sunday and was able to relax a bit during the day to take in the sites. I thought that there would be some visible impact after the big transportation strike, but it seems like its a distant memory already. Many French folks have claimed that although the strike may seem long (more than a week!) to Americans its really nothing to the French. I’ve in US media how it was described as a major victory for Sarkozy’s new govt, but here the perceptions are that concessions were made on both sides.
That’s from NAM’s man on the ground, Keith Smith.