Retirement age hike to 65 ‘not set in stone’ says French PM ahead of crunch union talks

The French government is prepared to show flexibility on a plan by President Emmanuel Macron to raise the retirement age to 65, the prime minister said Tuesday ahead of crunch talks with unions. (

The age of 65 is “not set in stone,” Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne told FranceInfo radio, adding that “other solutions” could help the government reach its target of balancing the pensions system by 2030.