After having received most of the parliamentary groups over the past two days, Elisabeth Borne “will have to make a decision which she will explain in a few days”, specified the government spokesperson. Article written by Published on 09/23/2022 10:39 Updated on 09/23/2022 10:54 Reading time: 1 min. The oppositions and the unions “will not change their minds” on the pension reform, whatever the timetable finally chosen to have it adopted, estimated Olivier Véran on Friday September 23 on RTL. Amendment to the social security budget from the fall or ad hoc text at the beginning of 2023, “those who prefer to increase taxes, increase the debt will not change their minds, it must be said, in the coming months”, has added the government spokesman. The unions are promising strikes and demonstrations if the government uses an amendment to the Social Security budget to change the retirement age in the fall. François Bayrou, head of the National Council for Refoundation, also opposed “a forced passage” of this reform via an appeal to Article 49.3 of the Constitution. Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the reform was “necessary”, while demanding that it be done “in the most peaceful way possible”. He must have lunch Friday with the Prime Minister to discuss this subject in particular, according to Oliver Véran. After having received most of the parliamentary groups over the past two days, Elisabeth Borne “will have to make a decision which she will explain in a few days”, specified the spokesperson. Beyond that, Oliver Véran defended the principle of a measure to lower the legal retirement age. “The big difference with all our partners and all our neighbours, and moreover with most Western countries, is this retirement age, it is this working time, he said. We won’t raise taxes, we want to lower them and we don’t want to increase the debt any further, otherwise our children will pay it.” Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link
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