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France’s Battle Over Retirement

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France’s Battle Over Retirement

16 Maret 2023

This episode contains strong language Millions of people have taken to the streets in France to protest a government effort to raise the retirement age to 64, from 62, bringing the country more in line with its European neighbors. Today, as Parliament holds a key vote on the proposal, we look into why the issue has hit such a nerve in French society. Guest: Roger Cohen, the Paris bureau chief for The New York Times. Background reading:  After large protests, all eyes were on the French Parliament on Thursday as it prepared to vote on the measure to increase the retirement age by two years. Here are some of the reasons so many people in France are protesting the proposals. For more information on today’s episode, visit Transcripts of each episode will be made available by the next workday.


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