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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.

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.