French President Emmanuel Macron says pension reforms are necessary and will enter into force by the end of the year.
Macron says French pension changes in force by year-end
French President Emmanuel Macron says a deeply unpopular new law that raises the retirement age is necessary and will enter into force by the end of the year.
Saying he had “no regrets,” he however added that he wanted to improve a fraught relationship with labour unions and involve them more in future reforms, on topics including retraining for those in painful jobs.
“Do you think I enjoy doing this (pension) reform? No,” Macron said in an interview with TF1 and France 2 TV.
“But there are not a hundred ways to balance the accounts… this reform is necessary.”