The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, gave a press conference this Sunday. Chars Leclerc, oil pipeline, energy transition, the Head of State, accompanied by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, drew up the joint strategy with Germany that France will adopt. But this press conference also allowed him to return to the pension reform presented to the Council of Ministers on Monday. Criticized by all social agents, the bill does not convince. Aware of the situation, said Emmanuel Macron ” to wish “ that the government and Parliament can “arrange” his controversial reform, emphasizing its necessity “to lend” on the subject
After a “social time” consultation with unions, “Now a political time opens up in the Assembly and it must be respected”stressed the head of state. “And so I would like the government and parliamentarians in the National Assembly and then in the Senate to be able to work on the text and adjust it”added.
There is no answer about the legal retirement age
Journalists have asked Emmanuel Macron if he intends to maintain at all costs the postponement of the legal retirement age from 62 to 64, despite the strong social mobilization against his project. He refused to do so “reply on this topic”.
“I will not replace myself or the government, which will propose” a “project at 64 on Monday in the Council of Ministers”nor in the parliamentary debate “following”explained the president. “But we know more or less, and even exactly, what our needs are. They are known”he insisted
Emmanuel Macron also recalled being elected with a “mandate” to roll back the age “I will be 65 years old in 2031”which has already been “Finished” after consultations with social agents and political parties. “There has already been an opening, a change”he argued. “But I think that here, now, we must be able to move forward and get involved. And that the government can do its work with Parliament, with serenity, with the will to convince and move the country forward”he further pleaded.
Source : Le JDD