French PM offers to tweak pension overhaul for conservatives backing
French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne offered on Sunday to soften a planned pension overhaul to let some people who started work early also retire early in
order to win conservatives support for the reform in parliament.
President Emmanuel Macron's government wants to raise the retirement age two years to 64 and extend the period workers have to pay in as part of a reform it says is necessary to keep the system out of the red in the coming years.
Since his party lost its majority last year, the government needs votes from the conservative Les Republicains to pass the unpopular reform in parliament.