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French pension system reform

January 31, 2023

No matter who's in government, trying to overhaul the French pension system is a daunting task. President Emmanuel Macron's plans to raise the retirement age have triggered mass strikes and protests.

A man holds a placard which reads "work is bad for your health after 60"
Plans to raise the retirement age in France have not gone down wellImage: Benoit Tessier/REUTERS