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Jean-Paul Delevoye was appointed high-commissioner to the pension reform

The aim of this reform is "to put in place a universal system of retirement," said the government spokesman Christophe Castaner.

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Jean-Paul Delevoye was appointed high-commissioner to the pension reform

The aim of this reform is "to put in place a universal system of retirement," said government spokesman Christophe Castaner.

The former minister chiraquien Jean-Paul Delevoye, close to Emmanuel Macron, has been appointed, Thursday, September 14, in council of ministers, high commissioner to pension reform – next folder potentially explosive in beginning of quinquennium, Emmanuel Macron, has announced government spokesman, Christophe Castaner.

at Age of 70 years, close to head of State, former chairman of economic Council, social and environmental (CESE), will be responsible for coordinating and driving this reform, which Palace hopes to be able to launch in 2018.

The objective of this reform is to put in place a universal system of pensions, by distribution, and that this system guarantees equality of all before risk of old age, to ensure that a euro contributed gives all same rights to pension, " said Christophe Castaner when reporting to council of ministers.

" This, of course, assumes harmonizing many existing schemes. There are 37 currently in France ", he stressed, adding that objective was to engage " quickly, discussions with social partners, to lead to a framework law, which will be prepared, obviously, in connection with Jean-Paul Delevoye, but by minister of solidarity and health [Agnès Buzyn] in first half of 2018 ".

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" Align many existing plans, "

The reform of pension system is an explosive issue in France, where various attempts at reform have given rise to important social movements and mass protests, including, in 1995, Alain Juppé, and in 2003, under François Fillon. Emmanuel Macron has for its part undertaken to unify pension without touching legal age of departure or rules for those who are five years of age.

According to annual report of Board of direction des retraites (COR), published in June, improvement of financial situation of French pension system is expected to be slower than what was predicted last year.

The pension system is expected to remain in deficit until beginning of year 2040 in scenario most favourable to four envisaged (which provides for a growth of 1.8 % earned income) and would n surpluses until 2070.

" A real experience of negotiator "

Former minister of public service of Jacques Chirac (2002-2004), Jean-Paul Delevoye has to his credit of having led reform of civil servants ' pension, managing to bring unions around table after several months of conflict.

An experience which he derives certainty that " high-commissioner of pensions must have credit from each" of interlocutors. And that allows him to claim for " excellent contacts with each or ".

" He has a real experience of negotiator. His whole life is made of mediations, of sheets, reconciliation of points of view and sometimes conflicting, leading to synses dynamic ", added boss of deputies of The Republic in march, Richard Ferrand.


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