France has been paralyzed by one of its biggest nationwide strikes in decades. Public sector workers are protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the pension system. And further protests are expected in the days ahead.
Edouard Philippe said he is ready to withdraw a proposal to raise the retirement age to 64 in a compromise with striking trade unions. The reform has triggered monthlong nationwide protests.
The president has announced he will not back down on pension reforms despite ongoing strikes crippling the country's public transport system. Macron has maintained that the reform "is a project of social justice."
Far-right leader Marine Le Pen has confirmed that she will run for president for a third time in an effort to defeat incumbent Emmanuel Macron. Macron is facing unpopularity amid strikes and the yellow vest movement.
French President Emmanuel Macron is determined to keep his pension reforms on track despite transport havoc caused by ongoing strikes across the country. The plans are to be presented later this week.
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