Anger as French government pushes through pension change without vote

Published by

By Elizabeth Pineau and Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne used a special procedure to push an unpopular pensions bill through the National Assembly without a vote on Thursday, triggering boos and shouts of “Resign!” in rare chaotic scenes in the French parliament. The move will ensure the bill raising the retirement age by two years to 64 – which the government says is essential to ensure the pension system does not go bust – is adopted after weeks of protests and fractious debate. But it also shows President Emmanuel Macron and his government failed to …

Read More

Leave a Reply