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Macron 'willing to improve' French pension reform: Presidency

'The president will not abandon the project nor water it down, though he is willing to improve it,' said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity

AFP , Wednesday 18 Dec 2019
French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo: AFP)
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French President Emmanuel Macron will not drop his plan for a single points-based pension system, but is "willing to improve" it in the face of fierce union resistance, an official in the presidency said Wednesday.

"The president will not abandon the project nor water it down, though he is willing to improve it," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The official added: "An improvement is possible concerning the pivot age" of 64 at which a worker would qualify for a full pension -- a particular target of union ire that has sparked two weeks of massive public transport strikes.

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