French pensions: big problem, small reform


PM Jean-Marc Ayrault has ruled out raising the minimum retirement age and left the door open to tax rises in order to trim the annual shortfall.

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France’s Prime Minister met trade union representatives on Monday to discuss plans to cut the country’s pensions deficit following a television appearance in which he sought to tread a careful path towards tackling one of the thorniest and most explosive issues in French politics, reports FRANCE 24.