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EU launches public debate on the future of pensions - EU

The European Commission has on July 7, 2010 launched a Europe-wide public debate on how to ensure adequate, sustainable and safe pensions and how the EU can best support the national efforts.


In particular, it aims to address the following issues: 

  • Ensuring adequate incomes in retirement and making sure pension systems are sustainable in the long term
  • Achieving the right balance between work and retirement and facilitating a longer active life
  • Removing obstacles to people who work in different EU countries and to the internal market for retirement products
  • Making pensions safer in the wake of the recent economic crisis, both now and in the longer term
  • Making sure pensions are more transparent so that people can take informed decisions about their own retirement income 


The consultation period will run for four months (ending 15 November 2010) during which anyone with an interest in the subject can submit their views via a dedicated website. The European Commission will then analyse all responses and consider the best course for future actions to address these issues at EU level.

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Oct 21st, 2010 at 05:29:53 AM EST
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