Macron Signs Controversial Pension Reform Bill

Student associations and high school pupils take to the streets of Paris to protest against the Emmanuel Macron government’s pension reform.InternationalIndiaAfricaMOSCOW (Sputnik) – French President Emmanuel Macron has signed the controversial pension reform into law.The law was published in France’s Official Journal (Le Journal Officiel) on Saturday morning. On Friday, the French Constitutional Council approved the key article of the pension reform bill, which would gradually raise the age of retirement in France from 62 to 64 years by 2030. Macron was slated to sign the bill within 48 hours. French unions urged Macron not to sign the pension reform bill amid Friday protests and called on the country’s population to go on a general nationwide strike against the reform on May 1.MultimediaTrial by Fire: Protests Against Pension Reform Engulf France30 March, 04:34 GMT


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