France’s Constitutional Council Favors Macron’s Pensions Reform

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France’s Constitutional Council has ruled in favor of President Emmanuel Macron’s controversial pension reform bill, which raises the legal retirement age from 62 to 64. However, the Council blocked several other measures, including a senior index aimed at encouraging employment of senior workers. Macron had bypassed parliament to impose the deeply unpopular reforms, sparking a prolonged crisis and continued protests. While the ruling is a victory for the president, it is unlikely to quell the protest movement, which has been ongoing for months. Trade unions have warned they will continue to protest the pensions reform.