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The underlying difficulty, as I see it, in harmonising health care provision across Europe is that there is a multitude of different systems in use, and each national system is funded and controlled by country-level political bodies. Changing this is presumably off the table, as providing a centralised health care authority for the EU would require (given the kind of funding we're talking about here) giving Parliament the power to levy taxes directly upon European citizens and disburse funds directly to operators.

How different are the EU states pension systems today?

Is there scenarios today where workers can get to low or no pension after working in several countries? In effect, does national pensions for example demand that you stay in that country to get a pension.

The other way around, is there pensions that can be received after only a few years work today? Can you work a couple of years in five different countries and collect five pensions designed to cover basic costs? Does this risk punishing states with generous public pensions?

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by A swedish kind of death on Thu Oct 21st, 2010 at 02:58:23 PM EST
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