Elderly people sit on a bench to take in the sun along the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice

 
Elderly people sit on a bench to take in the sun along the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice
Elderly people sit on a bench to take in the sun with their dog along the Promenade Des Anglais in Nice February 19, 2013. France's President will ask more of old people to fix the hole in the nations retirement coffers but tread gently in doing so. Even a softly-softly approach will mark the first time a left-wing president has dared to tamper with a system which is one of the sacred cows of France's model of generous welfare provision. A plan in the works will likely leave intact the official retirement age of 62 but trim annual pension rises, buying Hollande time to try and coax people in their 50s and 60s to work a few more years, officials working on the project say. Picture taken February 19, 2013 REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS ANIMALS)