About: pensions

Europe must keep its promises to older people under the SDGs

Today, 928 million people are aged 60 and over – by 2050 that number will grow to 2 billion. An ageing worldwide demographic presents new challenges requiring our attention both close to home and further afield, writes Mairead McGuinness.

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.
Climate change 06-06-2016

EU policymakers face major test of ambition to enable sustainable investment

International cooperation at the end of 2015, illustrated by the COP21 agreement and the adoption of the SDGs, was the first major milestone. But now effective implementation has to be the priority and the EU’s pensions and investment sector will have a crucial role to play, writes Camilla de Ste Croix.
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.

Reframing the longevity and ageing

The problem of an ever ageing population is not unsolvable, especially if retirement is not an obligation. What may prove tricky is what measures to take to keep older people active, ambitions and hungry for achievement, writes Žiga Turk.

Bridging Europe’s pensions gap

As pressure on Europe's pension systems continues to grow, the EU can and must take on a greater role in pension policy, writes Andrea Moneta, chief executive of Aviva Europe, in a commentary for EURACTIV.
Enlargement 05-06-2003

Pension reform in the CEEC

Transition and an unfavourable demography have made reform of the retirement pension systems in Central and Eastern Europe a matter of urgency from the beginning of the 1990s.
Euro & Finance 14-05-2003

Cross-Border Portability of Pension Rights: An Important Condition for an Integrated Market for Pens

This report gives recommendations on how pension portability could be improved in the EU based on discussions in a CEPS Task Force on Cross-Border Portability of Pension Rights.