Macron manifesto pledges tax cuts, retirement and benefits reform


Emmanuel Macron, who is seeking re-election in next month's French presidential elections, has unveiled his manifesto in which he pledges tax cuts totalling around 15 billion euros, pension reforms which would raise the retirement age to 65, centralising the welfare system and obliging the jobless to carry out volunatry work, a tightening of immigration laws and investment in public services in the education, defence and justice sectors.

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Emmanuel Macron cast himself as a wartime leader as he laid out his manifesto just three weeks before the presidential election, suggesting he was the safest choice for voters in troubled times, reports Bloomberg.