two weeks before the vote, candidates tie meetings

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14:05 : It’s 14:00 now, here are the main headlines:

• The state files a complaint against the Orpea group. “This is a fundamental step”for a journalist who uncovered a scandal in an investigative book gravediggers.

• US President Joe Biden met in Warsaw with Ukraine’s foreign and defense ministers, who met with their US counterparts A new curfew is being introduced in Kyiv. Follow our live broadcasts.

• Two weeks before the first round, candidates increase the number of meetings and trips. Anne Hidalgo in Toulouse, Marine Le Pen in Guadeloupe. Follow the situation in our life.

13:50 : Anna Hidalgo’s first measure if she wins the presidential election? “My first decision is about wages, because the purchasing power, the wage level in France is very low.”she says at 13:00 to France 2 newspaper. “I am immediately entering into negotiations in the private sector, branch by branch, for wage increases. I raise by 15%, i.e. 200 euros net per month, the minimum wage, immediately (.. I also negotiate in the public sector, and immediately increase the index score for civil servants by 3%, as well as increase old-age pensions by 3% “she explains on France 2.

(FRENCH TV)

12:12 : It’s already a little after noon, what to remember from the news?

• The state is filing a complaint against the Orpea group, according to Brigitte Bourguignon, Delegate Minister for Autonomy for the Elderly. “This is a fundamental step”for a journalist who uncovered a scandal in an investigative book gravediggers.

• The President of Ukraine accuses Russia of instigating a nuclear arms race in a video interview at the Doha Forum hosted by Qatar. A new curfew is being introduced in Kyiv. Follow our live broadcasts.

• Ukraine and Russia are among the world’s leading suppliers of wheat. Here are the top countries at risk of food insecurity due to conflict.

• Two weeks before the first round, candidates increase the number of meetings and trips. Anne Hidalgo in Toulouse, Marine Le Pen in Guadeloupe. Follow the situation in our life.

11:11 : Marine Le Pen, candidate of the National Association, is currently traveling in Guadeloupe. It must remain in place for less than 24 hours and will attempt to signal that its daemonization is complete. She is going to the island for the first time since heading RN, where her father could never go.

11:08 : Anne Hidalgo, Socialist candidate, holds a rally in Toulouse at 15:00. Alexandre Peyroux, journalist for France Télévisions, follows her and reports that she is currently visiting the Empalo area.

10:17 : According to the polls, Valerie Pecresse is only fifth in terms of voting intentions in the presidential election. franceinfo guest Geoffroy Didier, director of communications for the Republican candidate, downplays the results.

09:48 : I return, in particular, to the financing of the system, to the share of active and retired people, to life expectancy after retirement, to the employment of pensioners, to indexing pensions to inflation. “In the medium term, our regime [des retraites] balanced”, calculated Yannick Jadot. Thus, the environmental candidate, like Anne Hidalgo, is in favor of maintaining the statutory retirement age of 62. The Socialist candidate also believes that“there is no problem of financial stability”.In general, by 2050 the system will be balanced, and by 2070 it will even be in surplus.”says economist Eric Heyer.

09:42 : This is one of the main issues of the presidential elections: pensions. Financing the system, employment of pensioners, calculation of pensions… I have deciphered and checked the last five declarations of candidates for the presidential elections.

(ELLEN LAUZON / FRANCE)

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