Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne defends Sunday May 22 in the JDD the pension reform project, insisting on his wish to “not lie” to the French. “Those who would like to believe (that pension reform) is not essential are not telling the truth to the French,” says the head of government. Emmanuel Macron proposed during the presidential campaign to “shift the legal age” of retirement “by 4 months a year” to bring it “in 2031 to 65”, with a “long career” system and another of “difficulty”.
“The challenge for our country is to ensure the strength of our social model, to pursue social progress and to invest, particularly in health and education”, argues Elisabeth Borne: “The President of the French Republic has made clear commitments: no increase in taxes, no increase in debt.However, we are living longer and longer, the ratio between the number of working people and the number of retirees is decreasing… If we want to preserve the system of pay-as-you-go pension, to which our fellow citizens are attached, it will gradually be necessary to work a little longer”.
Retirement at 65 “is not a totem”, she assures, “but we must ensure the financing of our social model. And announce to the French that they will work less, brandish retirement at 60, it is lying to them. This is what the RN has done for years. It is also a measure that is found in the program of the Nupes and which is not credible. The promises way ‘tomorrow , we shave for free, the French don’t believe in it. I won’t lie to them”.