the Trains have been cancelled, and large parts of France has been paralyzed by work stoppages and protests against the government's forthcoming pension reform.
in the center of the chaos, president Macron chosen to reform its private pension in the same boat.
on Saturday evening announced the Macron, that he disclaims his lifelong præsidentpension. It means a goodbye to 46.500 dollars a month, writes DR.
'We are in an era, where they elected to go ahead with a good example,' reads a press release from the élysée palace.
He will be the first president in 75 years who do not receive præsidentpensionen.
at the same time it examines whether the retirement age can be deferred from 62 years to 64 years. However, with the possibility of early retirement with a lower rate.
According to the DR's international correspondent Stépanie Surrugue will the outlook on the Macrons own præsidentpension parts the waters among the population.
The one part of the shelves for him to take the lead and show good example in the middle of the disputes on pension reform.
The second part on the other hand will see it as a spin-maneuver from a president who in advance does not lack anything financially.
The universal pension system, which the government will introduce, apply also to future presidents and ministers.
the trade Unions ' strikes, which among other things includes the French state railways, has been running for several weeks and may affect the juletrafikken.Updated Date: 22 December 2019, 07:00