Hollande gears up for pension reform battle

The French president prepares for what is potentially the most explosive reform of his presidency as an experts' report calls for tough measures.

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François Hollande is gearing up for potentially the most explosive reform of his presidency as a report on Friday outlines tough measures to overhaul the French pensions system while unions meet employers to agree a deal which the government hopes will avoid crippling strikes and mass street demonstrations, reports The Guardian.