Frankreichs Pensionsreform infographic
Grafik Chart für Pensionsausgaben in Prozent des BIP in ausgewählten Industrienationen, sowie das durchschnittliche Pensionsantrittsalter.


Macron presses ahead with pension reform

By Jordi Bou

January 10, 2023 - Emmanuel Macron plant das teure französische Pensionssystem zu überarbeiten, er möchte dafür das Pensionsantrittsalter anheben, allerdings trifft er auf starken Widerstand.

Macron’s government is to present a draft law, which is expected to require French citizens to work two or three years past the current retirement age of 62 to qualify for a full pension.

With one of the lowest retirement ages in the industrialised world, France also spends more than most other countries on pensions at nearly 14% of economic output, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

With labour unions vowing to strike over any rise in the retirement age and leftwing and far-right parties gearing up to contest the reforms, the fight is shaping up to be a test of whether Macron can deliver on his second-term agenda.

The gamble comes at a difficult juncture for the French economy, which may have already contracted at the end of last year as soaring power prices and record inflation weighed on households and businesses.

PUBLISHED: 10/01/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images