The pension reform “will be done before the end of the five-year term”, assures Laurent Pietraszewski

The pension reform “will be done before the end of the five-year term”, assures Laurent Pietraszewski

This reform was suspended in mid-March after its adoption at first reading in the National Assembly, due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The Secretary of State for Pensions, Laurent Pietraszewski, in front of the National Assembly, February 24, 2020 (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP)

The pension reform, suspended in March because of the coronavirus crisis, “Will be done before the end of the five-year term”, assures the Secretary of State in charge of the file, Laurent Pietraszewski. “We have a commitment with the French, to transform our pension system to make it something fairer, more united”, he explained on RTL, Monday, August 31.

The “Today’s issues” rather concern the resumption of activity despite the circulation of the coronavirus, underlined Laurent Pietraszewski, also in charge of occupational health. However, “I am here to make this transformation of the pension system, so yes, it will be done before the end of the quinquennium ”, he added, in response to a question about the timing of this project.

Emmanuel Macron had estimated, in his interview of July 14, that France could not do “The economy of a reform” of its pension system, while recognizing that the government’s plan could not be maintained as conceived before the health crisis. Prime Minister Jean Castex then announced, on July 17 on France 2, that he was postponing this reform. The head of government also promised a “New method”.