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Gentle and Incremental Reforms for French Pension Program

A man reads a newspaper on a bench in the gardens at the Champs de Mars in Paris.

Gentle and Incremental Reforms for French Pension System


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.