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# Pension reform

Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Clashes
Violence erupts as thousands protest across France over Macron pension reform
The country’s interior minister said 123 members of the security forces had been injured and at least 80 people arrested.
# no confidence motion
French government narrowly survives no-confidence votes amid anger over pension reform
Emmanuel Macron’s widely disliked campaign pledge to raise the retirement age was passed last week without a vote.
Last month
March 2023
# France
French police ban pension protests opposite parliament
Emmanuel Macron’s government this week invoked a controversial executive power to force through the bill by decree.
# Protests
Roads blocked and strikes escalated after Macron pushes through pension reform
More than 300 people were arrested following protests overnight.
This year
# macron
France braces for new strikes against pension age increase
Around 1.1 million people took to the streets for the first strike day on 19 January and police expect a similar number tomorrow.
# Paris
France prepares for 'hellish' day of protests over controversial pension reform
The changes would raise the retirement age for most people from 62 to 64 and increase the years of contributions required for a full pension.
All time
# state pension
ESRI: Those who live alone are at greater risk of falling below the poverty line when they retire
Researchers examined whether soon-to-be pensioners will have adequate income in retirement.
# transport stoppages
French police fire tear gas as hundreds of thousands protest pension reform plans
Commuters in Paris and other big cities have borne the brunt of transport stoppages so far but Christmas travel plans are now at risk.
# Pension reform
France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos
Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.
# national strike
Multiple Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights from Ireland cancelled today due to major strike in France
The strike action has been planned over President Emmanuel Macron’s planned pension reforms.
# Violence
Journalist shot dead during violent clashes over pension reform in Nicaragua
The protests are the worst experienced in the 11 years President Daniel Ortega has led the country.
# Public Pensions
Teachers attack 'larcenous' and 'unjust' plans for public pension reform
Unions claim a new reform of pensions mean that new teachers will pay more into their pension funds than they’ll get back out.
# Slovenia
Slovenians head to the polls to vote on retirement age
The proposal would see the retirement age rise to 65 but it is likely to be rejected by voters.
# France
Pension reform bill is passed in France
Despite fierce protests French politicians have approved Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reform bill.
# France
French strikes costing economy €400 million a day
Measures to try and secure the economy are so unpopular that the strikes across France are hurting it even more.
# EU Budget
Member states ask EU to change its accounting rules
Countries say changes to accounting protocols could help cut their budget deficits.