About: pensions reform

Economy & Jobs 25-09-2018

Rising inequality calls for a new social contract

The gap between rich and poor in Europe has increased compared to thirty years ago, affecting young cohorts in particular. Yet the social protection systems currently in place across European countries were designed during the past century and are no longer fit for the present, argues Cyril Muller.
Economy & Jobs 04-04-2017

Latest rift in Greek bailout talks dashes hopes for deal in Malta

A new rift between Athens and the International Monetary Fund over pensions and labour reforms has dealt a blow to an initial accord, dashing hopes for a bailout review deal before a meeting of eurozone finance ministers this week.

Time to take action on pension savings

Europe’s pension savings gap has hit an eye-watering €2 trillion.  The EU and member state governments need to support and encourage people to save more for retirement, writes David McMillan.

Bulgarian premier: Greece is not a functioning state

Exasperated by the continued blockade of his country by Greek farmers, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said at the EU summit yesterday (18 February) that Greece was not a functioning state.
Development Policy 06-05-2015

FTT for climate change is a noble cause, but the wrong tool

François Hollande’s aim of supporting a climate deal at the COP21 in Paris this year is noble and right, but he has chosen the wrong tool to do it, writes Matti Leppälä.
Euro & Finance 04-09-2013

Barnier backs more ambitious pensions reform in France, green tax

In an interview with EURACTIV.fr, the EU's internal market commissioner expresses his desire for an even more ambitious pension reform than the one presented by Paris last week and for an "energy-climate" charge that does not raise citizens' tax burden.
Future EU 08-05-2013

Europe Day takes ironic turn as EU staff strike

A day before Europe Day (9 May), held yearly to celebrate the peace and unity in Europe, 3,500 staff of the European institutions held a strike against budgets cuts that may see their salaries cut by 60% over the next 15 years.

Brussels wants pensions pegged to life expectancy

The European Commission is working to convince member states to adopt "automatic adjustments" in their pension legislations so that the retirement age is pegged to longevity, reads an internal document obtained by EURACTIV.

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