“We will decide at the end of the week,” says Borne

The executive’s decision on the planned method of pension reform will be made public “at the end of the week,” Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on BFMTV and RMC on Monday.

The executive’s decision will be made public “at the end of the week,” Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said on Monday.

“We plan with the President of the Republic to have an exchange this week with the interested ministers and the leaders of the majority. (…) With the President of the Republic”, and “we will share” this decision, he declared on BFMTV and RMC the head of government. Among the ways considered by the executive are a reform of the Social Security financing bill and an ad hoc bill.

Not excluding the use of 49.3

Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne promised on Monday “the search for a compromise” on the method to initiate the pension reform without excluding the use of article 49.3 of the Constitution, which allows the approval of a text without a vote except for a motion of censure.

“My method is dialogue, the search for compromise. At the same time, the French would not understand that we are blocked, it is true in the budget, it is true in the important reforms that we want to bring, ”said the head of government on BFMTV and RMC. Article 49.3 is “one of the tools available to the Government in the event of a blockade situation,” he stressed.

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