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Pensions: "excellent reform of the 2nd five-year period", according to Ferrand (LREM)


The President of the National Assembly takes a stand while the debate created a stir within the majority.

The President of the National Assembly Richard Ferrand (LREM) estimated Sunday on France 3 that the pension reform, postponed because of the coronavirus crisis, would constitute an "

excellent first reform of the second five-year term

" for Emmanuel Macron.

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Currently, "

the question is whether it is the right time and whether the consultations are coming to an end,

" said Richard Ferrand.

However, according to the member for Finistère, "

we have to get back on our feet because our economy has been expensive, we have to bounce back, find the spirit of conquest after this state of astonishment and hibernation in which the coronavirus has plunged our activity


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The President of the Assembly stressed Sunday that the "

one euro contributed relates to each of us the same thing, so a fairer retirement, fair, where the hardship is better taken into account

, (it)

is remains viscerally attached



Whether on the human level, justice and pension balance, this reform will have to be done

", he insisted.

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The debate on the resumption of this reform reappeared recently in the majority, the Minister of the Economy Bruno le Maire assuring that it had to be an "absolute priority" - quickly attracting opposition within the government.

The boss of Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux estimated that "

the 'parametric' part of the reform

(age, contribution period, editor's note),

which aims to reduce the deficit, must begin to be implemented before 2022


But the secretary general of the CFDT Laurent Berger agrees with Mr. Ferrand that this reform "

is not affordable in terms of measures to be taken before 2022


Source: lefigaro

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