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Economy & Jobs 29-06-2017

Dombrovskis: ‘There is appetite for a pan-European pensions product’

The European Commission will propose a new pan-European personal pension today (29 June). In an interview with journalists, Commission Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis argues that the new scheme would help save more money in an ageing society.

Expert: Countries with egalitarian welfare schemes coped better with crisis

Countries with paritarian welfare institutions - those in which pensions, health care and other social protection schemes are negotiated equally between employers and social partners - were significantly better able to cope with the financial and economic crises, Francesco Briganti of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection (AEIP) told EURACTIV.hu in an interview.

Andor: ‘Make room for more social inclusion measures with ESF funding’

Since Europe has more employment and social problems now than before the crisis, more social inclusion measures need to be supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), which should be given competences on financial engineering, said László Andor, EU commissioner for employment, social affairs and inclusion, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV Slovakia.

Analyst: Retirement age should be linked to life expectancy

Politicians across Europe should be frank with voters about the reforms required to address to the looming demographic crisis, according to Hans Martens from the European Policy Centre think-tank (EPC). The furore over France's attempt to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 "barely touches on the real problem," he said, adding that retirement should be linked to life expectancy.
Central Europe 15-01-2010

Commissioner-designate: ‘I gave general answers to general questions’

At his hearing at the European Parliament, Hungarian Commissioner-designate László Andor was criticised for providing "too general" answers. But many of the questions themselves were also too general, Andor told EURACTIV Hungary in an interview.

Špidla: ‘Social innovation’ needed to restart economy

Squeezed by the economic crisis, Europe's labour markets can find new dynamism through social innovation, said Vladimir Špidla, EU commissioner for employment, social affairs and equal opportunities, in an exclusive interview with EURACTIV.