Feb 17, 2020
French reforms: Why France is resisting Macron's push on pensions
The pensions issue has also served as a rallying-cry for all those with other grievances against President Macron. The proposed law would radically overhaul the country's post-war pension system, merging the 42 existing private and public sector regimes into one, universal points-based system. The number of French people who actually understand the pensions reform can probably be counted in fingers and toes. The government has set up a working group to report on ways of balancing out the current €14bn pensions deficit. Is it any wonder that the pension reforms have triggered the longest opposition movement since President Macron came to power?
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