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Latest update : 2010-05-27

French papers largely accept retirement reform is necessary

As unions prepare to take to the streets today to fight government plans to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 or 63, editorials in left- and right-leaning alike underline the necessity of the reform. This and other stories in today’s French papers: THURSDAY, 27th MAY 2010

Articles in today’s French papers:
 
La Tribune: Budget Minister Eric Woerth says retirement reform won’t affect public sector workers on “special retirement regimes”
 
Libération: “New rules” (editorial)
 
Le Monde: “The ‘dogma’ of retirement at 60 and how to overcome it” (editorial)
 
Le Figaro: editorial says failure to reform retirement would lead to ‘catastrophe’
 
L’Humanité: “Demonstrate more to win”
 
Le Parisien: « Les Bleus on the right path »
 
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