Pension reform.  France decided –

BFM TV reports that President Emmanuel Macron will sign the reform law within 48 hours.

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said the bill had gone through all possible legislative acts, and following the decision of the Constitutional Council “there are no winners or losers”.

The leader of the center-right opposition Republican Party, Eric Ciotti, appealed to “all political forces” to accept the decision of the Constitutional Council.

Marine Le Pen of the far-right National Rally party said the fate of reform was “not decided”, while Jean-Luc Mélenchon, president of the far-left Unbridled France party and alliance of left-wing parties, Nobis, said that “the fight continues”. The trade unions called on the government not to implement the reform, and the Communist Party made a similar appeal.

Pension reform in France

The French government raised the retirement age from 62 to 64. It was known from the start that the reform would encounter many opponents.

The current retirement age in France is one of the lowest in the European Union. The French end their working lives, on average, at 62.3 years of age – Comments by AFP citing data European Commission.

As we wrote at, EU residents retire on average at 63.8 years of age. The retirement age in Germany, Italy, Denmark and Spain is soon 67 years old and in the UK 66 years old. In Poland it is 60 for women and 65 for men. The average French pensioner is 54.4%. their last salary While the average for all EU countries is 46.2%.

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