retirement age

Like Biden, Sanders Once Urged Social Security ‘Adjustments’

Like Biden, Sanders Once Urged Social Security ‘Adjustments’

Bernie Sanders is locked in an escalating feud with Joe Biden over whether the former vice president has advocated cutting Social Security, a program considered sacrosanct by many Democrats.
A Rogue French Labor Union Just Shut Off the Power in Paris

A Rogue French Labor Union Just Shut Off the Power in Paris

France's massive transport strike is mostly over, but some members of a Paris union are not going quietly.
Macron’s Age Target Sacrifice May Allow Pension Plan to Pass

Macron’s Age Target Sacrifice May Allow Pension Plan to Pass

French President Emmanuel Macron’s strategic sacrifice, giving up an effort to make age 64 the baseline for full retirement benefits, could be the move that finally allows him to push through reforms
France Provisionally Pulls Retirement Age From Reform Plan

France Provisionally Pulls Retirement Age From Reform Plan

The French government signaled it’s prepared to scrap an effort to raise the age at which workers can retire with full benefits to 64 in a bid to get the country’s moderate unions on board with
French Unions Keep Pressure on Macron to Abandon Pension Reforms

French Unions Keep Pressure on Macron to Abandon Pension Reforms

French unions kept up pressure on President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his pension reform plans with a fourth day of demonstrations across the country on Thursday, while the government said a
The “warlike semantics” of reforming France’s convoluted pension system

The “warlike semantics” of reforming France’s convoluted pension system

Prime minister Edouard Philippe said he wanted French people to "gather around the principles of universality, equity, and responsibility."
French Protest Retirement Changes, Travel Disruptions Abound

French Protest Retirement Changes, Travel Disruptions Abound

Paris police skirmished Saturday with yellow vest activists joining a wave of protest actions against the government's overhaul of France's national retirement system, via @AP
Johnson Pledges NHS Boost to Fend-Off Labour Attacks: U.K. Votes

Johnson Pledges NHS Boost to Fend-Off Labour Attacks: U.K. Votes

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to neutralize attacks by the opposition Labour Party by pledging to recruit 50,000 nurses and promising the National Health Service will not be “on the table”
‘The Tories stole my state pension when I was 60, now I want it back’

‘The Tories stole my state pension when I was 60, now I want it back’

Thousands of women have had their pension age raised from 60 to 65. Now Labour is making a £58bn pledge to compensate themLatest election news - latest updatesTen years ago Catherine Williams made a
How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

How Governments Use Immigration to Boost Their Economies

People from abroad bring brains and energy, but there’s always the risk of a backlash.
For women to talk about money, let alone demand equal pay, is still taboo | Suzanne Moore

For women to talk about money, let alone demand equal pay, is still taboo | Suzanne Moore

Is Jeremy Vine really worth six times as much as Samira Ahmed? Or is it that women in their 50s are routinely paid less than men? Most people are more interested in a woman’s thigh gap than the pay
British pensioners in Europe struggle to make ends meet, committee told

British pensioners in Europe struggle to make ends meet, committee told

Retirees suffer ‘real hardship’ and fear Brexit will impoverish them further, says Jeremy Morgan QCRetired Britons in Europe are not sipping prosecco on a warm terrace but are struggling to make ends
These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

These Are the World’s Best (and Worst) Pension Systems

The Netherlands and Denmark have the best pensions systems in the world, according to a global study that shines a light on how nations are preparing aging populations for retirement.
Pensions scandal: broken promises, cruelty and contempt

Pensions scandal: broken promises, cruelty and contempt

Despite the setback in the courts, few would dispute the injustice faced by those 1950s women who have lost six years of benefitsLast week, in a landmark case, the high court decided that almost four
Meet the people trying to save enough to retire by 40

Meet the people trying to save enough to retire by 40

Followers of the Fire – Financial Independence, Retire Early – movement say it’s possible to amass enough cash to quit work and follow your dreams in mid-lifeFor many, it is an idea of heaven –
Salvini Picks His Guy to Take On Brussels Over Italy’s Budget

Salvini Picks His Guy to Take On Brussels Over Italy’s Budget

Giancarlo Giorgetti, deputy-secretary of the euroskeptic party League, speaks during a news conference following a meeting with Italy's Senate Speaker Elisabetta Casellati at the Giustiniani palace in
Would it be fair to retire and let my wife carry on working?

Would it be fair to retire and let my wife carry on working?

She is younger than me and her career is booming, while mine has stagnated. I am thinking about retiring in the next 10 or 15 years and worry she will end up with most of the billsI married quite late
Polish Court Reforms Get New Rebuke in EU Court Opinion

Polish Court Reforms Get New Rebuke in EU Court Opinion

Poland suffered yet another rebuke over its sweeping judicial reforms after an adviser to the European Union’s top court said a disciplinary body set up to settle disputes concerning judges isn’t
Poland's Judicial Reforms Violate EU Law, Top Court Says

Poland's Judicial Reforms Violate EU Law, Top Court Says

Poland’s sweeping judicial overhaul, which includes lowering the retirement age of Supreme Court judges, violates European Union rules, the bloc’s top court said in a stinging rebuke of measures
Brussels Edition: Another Week of Wrangling

Brussels Edition: Another Week of Wrangling

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