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Gentle and Incremental Reforms for French Pension Program

A retired couple sits on a bench near the lake in Enghien-les-Bains, north of Paris.

Gentle and Incremental Reforms for French Pension System

August 26, 2013


France's government, which has been meeting with labor union leaders about

retirement issues, neared a deal with trade unions on Monday to

overhaul the pension system via a slight lengthening of working lives,

union chiefs said, as Europe's number two economy sought to bring a

spiralling deficit under control.

Reporting by Catherine Bremer, REUTERS.