I appeared on the France24 show ‘The Debate’ to discuss the planned introduction of pension reforms in France. The clip is available below, outlining the different approaches to passing the bill, its historical precedents, and the likely public and syndical reactions to the plans.
From the channel’s description:
“French pension reform plan: Macron between a rock and a hard place? • FRANCE 24 English
The retirement age here in France is to be raised from 62 to 64 years. Prime minister Elisabeth Borne revealed the plan earlier. It is part of the reforms President Emmanuel Macron has been considering since he was first elected in 2017. The issue of changing the pension system in France is an explosive issue. It has been a rolling topic on the agenda of successive presidents and governments since 1993, even before that. “