French presidential election: Emmanuel Macron will propose in his program a gradual extension of the retirement age to 65 years
Eva Deschamps / March 10, 2022
Candidate Emmanuel Macron will propose in his program a gradual extension of the retirement age to 65, a minimum pension of 1,100 euros for full careers, as well as the abolition of the main special regimes, announced Thursday the government spokesman Gabriel Attal.
In the program of Emmanuel Macron there will be the proposal to extend the retirement age and gradually increase it to 65 years, he said on RTL, confirming a report by Les Echos. It will be a reform of responsibility, he defended.
It will also be a reform of justice, with a minimum pension of 1,100 euros for those who have a full career, and the abolition of special regimes, for example the RATP or EDF, as was done for the SNCF for new entrants, added Attal.
Regarding the minimum pension for full careers, he recalled that the government had already done so for farmers, with a minimum pension raised to 85% of the Smic and then extended to spouses and caregivers.
Defending the principle of this reform which is part of the priority reforms, the government spokesman said that we will have in this presidential election a choice of society: do we still want to be able to finance a protection for the French and invest for the French? We say yes. Do we think we should do it by raising taxes? We say no. And so we have to work more.
It is also a question of aligning ourselves with most of our neighbors and comparable countries, said Gabriel Attal.