Gabriel Attal promises to “continue to reform”, starting with unemployment insurance

The Prime Minister reacted to the words of Edouard Philippe, for whom France “does not reform much”, in an interview with “L’Opinion”.



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Prime Minister Gabriel Attal at Matignon, in Paris, February 21, 2024. (XOSE BOUZAS / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

Gabriel Attal wants “continue to reform”. Live from the Agricultural Show, the Prime Minister promised, Tuesday February 27 on RTL, to “reduce” France’s deficits. He reacted to criticism from Edouard Philippe, who regretted in Opinion that France “don’t reform much”. “It is obviously a priority to reduce our deficits, to clean up our accounts for future generations (…) Yes, we will continue to reformdeclared the Prime MinisterI completely agree with him in the fact that it is obviously a priority to reduce our deficits.”

To this end, Gabriel Attal confirmed that he was in favor “to reopen the site” unemployment insurance, due to the economic slowdown which should increase expenditure and reduce revenue. According to him, there is “an expectation of the French to have a social model that encourages people to return to work”.

“The social partners are in negotiations until the end of March. So we will take stock in the coming weeks. I am in favor of us being able to move forward on this issue.”

Gabriel Attal, Prime Minister

at RTL

In The Sunday Journalthe head of government was more precise. “We went from 24 months to 18 months of compensation duration, we can further reduce it. We can also increase the degression of benefits, this will be part of the discussions”he assured.

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