Bruno Le Maire reiterates that he wants pension reform

It remains. Almost every interview. Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire is convinced that pension reform must be carried out. However, this has been postponed which requires Covid-19. And his return to the agenda divides the government, many members of which remember the record strikes in late 2019 …

Bruno Le Maire believes it is inevitable when the current crisis is over. He repeated it on BFMTV this Saturday: “Today we protect the French, we protect the employees, we protect the companies, but when the time comes we have to find healthy public finances.”

According to the minister, working hours must be extended: “We are […] the developed country that works the least. At the same time, we are the country with the most generous social protection system. It is no longer durable. And the French know. “

At the end of November, Bruno Le Maire had already declared that this reform was an “absolute priority”. Even if it means being rejected by Labor Secretary Elizabeth Borne, who stated that this … was not a “priority” for the executive branch.

It remains to be seen on which horizon Bruno Le Maire expresses himself. Knowing that the current crisis will last “at least until the summer of 2021”, according to Emmanuel Macron to Brut, it is hard to imagine that this reform can take place during the current presidential mandate. Which suggests that Bruno Le Maire is already training Emmanuel Macron’s right leg for the 2022 campaign …