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Accused of dragging its toes with regards to agricultural pensions, the federal government is taking the initiative once more. Thursday February 2, Gabriel Attal dedicated to “continue the work” on the entry into pressure of a brand new technique of calculating pensions for farm managers. Part of the measures aimed toward calming the anger of the career, this announcement by the Prime Minister places again on the forefront a undertaking whose ambition is to enhance the quantity of advantages paid. Shared by all political forces, this goal is proving sophisticated to attain, significantly for technical causes. One of the principle challenges of the present reflection is to stop farmers positioned on the backside of the earnings scale from being penalized.

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At the center of the debates, there’s a reform ensuing from a invoice proposed by Julien Dive, Les Républicains (LR) deputy for Aisne. Adopted in February 2023 after a unanimous vote of each chambers of Parliament, the textual content goals to find out, from 2026, the fundamental pension of “non-agricultural employees” – the operators, for essentially the most half – “based on the most advantageous twenty-five years of insurance”, and not over your complete profession. The intention of the textual content is twofold: to place an finish to an injustice by adopting the foundations which prevail for personal sector employees, and to lift pensions that are a lot decrease than the common.

The “Dive law” supplied that, inside three months of its promulgation, the manager ought to submit a report “specifying the modalities of implementation” of the system. Carrying out this experience was entrusted to 2 senior civil servant companies: the General Inspectorate of Social Affairs (IGAS) and the General Council for Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas.

Extend the investigations

But the disclosure of the outcomes took longer than had been set by the legislator, inflicting rising annoyance. On January 22, shortly after the beginning of the peasant mobilizations, Arnaud Rousseau, the president of the National Federation of Farmers' Unions (FNSEA), was involved about these delays: “It’s a year later, there’s nothing (…). We are not moving forward”he was indignant, observing that “the credibility of public speech” is undermined. Mr. Dive, for his half, says he contacted his authorities contacts a number of occasions throughout 2023 to seek out out when the audit can be accomplished. Without getting a transparent reply. He criticizes Marc Fesneau, the minister of agriculture, for “not paying much attention” on file.

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