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French government favours compromise over pension reform - prime minister

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French government favours compromise over pension reform - prime minister
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe attends a news conference after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, France November 27, 2019. Alain Jocard/Pool via REUTERS   -   Copyright  POOL(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) – The French government is favourable towards compromises over pension reform, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Wednesday, a week before a planned transport workers’ strike.

“The reform of the universal pension system is very important for the country, very important,” Philippe told a news conference.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Angus MacSwan)