Multiple weeks of national protests regarding a bill to increase that country’s retirement age nearly halted the French economy and dominated international headlines.  IAHSA thus wanted to update our readers on what, at least for now, seems to be the final chapter of this story.  Following a positive review of the bill’s constitutionality by France’s Constitutional Council, President Sarkozy signed the bill into law this morning.  The retirement age in France now rises to 62, from the current 60.

Constitutional court clears way to sign pension reform into law

For more information:

France 24

Le Figaro (In French)

Élysée Palace (In French)