Eric Woerth

Eric Woerth has been quoted 7 times. The two most recent articles where Eric Woerth has been quoted are More travel chaos in France as strikes continue and Bettencourt family row leads to an affair of state. Most recently, Eric Woerth was quoted as having said, “I don't deny that people are on the streets, but at the same time, what do you do about retirement? Do we reduce pensions? Do we raise taxes to an unacceptable level and try to balance the system?”.

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I paid the price for this (pension) reform. At the same time, I think this reform was so indispensable that it will be accepted by the French.

I don't deny that people are on the streets, but at the same time, what do you do about retirement? Do we reduce pensions? Do we raise taxes to an unacceptable level and try to balance the system?

I have been treasurer of my party for the past eight years. I have nothing to feel guilty about.

Anyone can talk about an envelope given to anyone. You could say tomorrow that someone has received an envelope and then, where is the evidence? It is completely crazy. You can believe in all the gossip you want. I have never touched, on the political level, one euro that was not legal.

In 1980, when someone reached 60 they could expect to live for an additional 17.3 years for men and 22.4 years for women. By 2009, life expectancy at 62 is an additional 20.8 years for men and 25.2 years for women.

We cannot ignore the fact that the French population is ageing.

The Council has reached a unanimous agreement on the draft budget, that is already a good place to be. Now we have to discuss this with the Parliament and there are some important points that have to be decided.

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