September 26, 2021

Pension reform remains a “priority”, warns Bruno Le Maire

The pension reform, a project interrupted by the health crisis, remains a ” priority “, according to the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, while the vagueness remains on its resumption of work before the end of the five-year term of Emmanuel Macron.

“It will take (…) continue with structural reforms: the priority is pensions ”, said Mr. Le Maire to Sunday newspaper (JDD).

Originally conceived as one of the great reforms of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, the overhaul of the pension system was interrupted in early 2020 by the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, after having provoked major social movements .

Mr. Macron this week relaunched the subject, judging that the reform could not be resumed ” as is “ but be aware that he would not hesitate to make decisions “Difficult” by the spring 2022 presidential election.

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“Take into account each person’s individual situation”

“The President of the Republic has been clear” as for the fact that the reform could not be taken again as it is, admitted Mr. Le Maire. But that doesn’t“Does not exclude taking into account the individual situation of each”, he qualified, this principle having been presented by the government as the basic philosophy of the reform.

Asked in this regard on the hypothesis of a points-based retirement system, Mr. Le Maire refrained from giving a clear answer, contenting himself with insisting on the need for” to balance “ the current system. He also did not specify what timetable he wanted for the reform.

Saturday, the president of the Modem François Bayrou, main ally of Mr. Macron within the majority, had already judged “Inevitable” to lead the pension reform.

According to a government source, the head of state should give more details on his intentions in early July, probably with the launch of a social summit.

The World with AFP