Emmanuel Macron increases the pressure on pensions

“No political or union force can free itself from reality”recalled Emmanuel Macron (here, at the Élysée, September 5) in front of journalists, Monday, September 12. LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP

DECRYPTION – The Head of State is planning a reform this fall, via the Social Security budget. A controversial scenario in its majority.

Pension reform, second attempt. After failing to postpone the legal age of departure due to a health crisis, Emmanuel Macron puts his campaign promise back on the carpet. During a meeting at the Élysée on Thursday morning, with the presidents of the groups of the presidential majority in the National Assembly and the members of the finance committee of the majority, the President of the Republic did not hide his will to want to start the reform very quickly.

«Will we be able to do better in a few months? The answer is no “, explained the Head of State. Unpopular and explosive today, the reform will be equally so tomorrow. Therefore, as much to get down to it now. “The president is convinced that we must move forward quickly on pension reform. We even have the impression that he is more determined than the parliamentarians“says a participant in the meeting.

Already on Monday, before the Presidential Press Association, the President of the Republic had assured…

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