French air traffic controllers plan strike

French air traffic controllers are planning a one-day strike next week.

The protest will take place next Wednesday, July 21, in protest at plans to create a unified system for controlling flights in Europe.

Negotiations are set for early next week in the row, but a breakthrough is thought unlikely.

France was one of six European states, including Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland which signed a deal two years ago for a single central European airspace bloc.

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