France: Senate adopts pension bill despite street protests

Source: ABC News

“A contentious bill that would raise the retirement age in France from 62 to 64 got a push forward with the Senate’s adoption of the measure amid strikes, protests and uncollected garbage piling higher by the day. French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne tweeted late Saturday after the 195-112 vote that she looks forward to the bill’s definitive passage, hailing a ‘decisive step toward a reform that will assure the future of our retirement’ system.” (03/12/23)