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“It is clear that collectively we must work more and that this is a condition for the recovery of France,” said the Minister of Economy.



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The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire, May 19, 2020 in Paris (illustration)


The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire estimated this Monday on RTL that pension reform was “absolutely essential” when the social partners refused to put it back on the table immediately.

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“I think it is necessary to go through with this pension reform. We can see first of all that there is a deficit, we can see that we are all living longer, we can see that collectively we have to that we work more and that this is a condition for the recovery of France, “he added.

Prime Minister Jean Castex has displayed his determination to deal in particular with the subject of the deficit in the current system, while the system reform, and therefore special regimes, will intervene in a second step.

“Method of dialogue, of listening”

According to a provisional estimate by the Pensions Guidance Council (COR), the deficit should approach the record level of 30 billion euros this year, very far from the 4 billion expected before the crisis.

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“The Prime Minister’s method is a method of dialogue, of listening. We said that it would not be the same reform that would be put back on the table,” said the Minister of Economy. “It is a question of listening to each other and finding solutions to finance our pension scheme,” he insisted.

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