A few days after Emmanuel Macron dismissed a resumption of the project “as is”, the Minister of the Economy insists in an interview on the need to “balance” the current pension system.
No way to give it up. Pension reform remains a “priority” in the eyes of the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, interviewed in Le Journal du dimanche (paid article), Sunday June 6, while the vagueness remains on the resumption of construction of this project before the end of the five-year term of Emmanuel Macron.
The head of state revived the subject this week, judging that the reform could not be resumed “as is” but be aware that he would not hesitate to make decisions “Difficult” on this file by the spring 2022 presidential election.
But that doesn’t“Does not exclude taking into account the individual situation of each one”, Judge Bruno Le Maire, this principle having been presented by the government as the basic philosophy of the reform.
An “inevitable” reform for Bayrou
When questioned in this capacity on the hypothesis of a points-based retirement system, the Minister refrained from giving a clear answer, contenting himself with insisting on the need for“to balance” the current pension system.
On Saturday, the president of the Modem, François Bayrou, Emmanuel Macron’s main ally within the majority, ruled “inevitable” to lead the pension reform.
Originally conceived as one of the great reforms of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency, the overhaul of the pension system was interrupted in early 2020 by the Covid-19 crisis, after having provoked major social movements.