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EU will weitergehende Rentenkürzungen

Europäische Union - 08.07.2010 - von Hanne Schweitzer

Die EU-Kommission will ein Zwangspensionsalter von 70 Jahren in allen Mitgliedstaaten. Das geht aus einem Grünbuch hervor.
Link EU-Beschäftigungskommissars Lázló Andor stellte es am 7.7.2010 vor.

Die derzeitigen Rentenalter seien "unhaltbar", bemängeln die Autoren und behaupten frech: Wenn die Leute nicht bis 70 arbeiten, seien die Renten nicht länger finanzierbar. Die Vorschläge lauten: 1. Zwangsrente mit 67 ab dem Jahr 2040 (womit sich D`Schland erneut als EU-Musterschüler und neoliberaler Streber erwiesen hat). 2. Rente ab 70 im Jahr 2060.

Die Pläne der hochbezahlten Technokraten und Politiker, die sich, egal ob in Brüssel, Berlin oder Paris auf Kosten der Steuerzahler einen lockeren Lenz machen ... sie widern einen an.

Mehr dazu in deutscher Sprache unter:
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Brussels dips toe into pension reform debate [de] [fr]
In an upcoming discussion paper, the European Commission calls on member states to automatically adapt retirement ages to changing demographic and economic trends in order to avoid potentially heated debates on pension reform.
Background

The need to reform Europe's pension systems is growing in importance as Europe's population continues to age.

"As the number of pensioners in Europe rises, and the relative number of people of working age declines, further reforms are needed if adequate pensions are to remain sustainable," according to the European Commission.

While pension reform is still ultimately decided at national level, the EU - through the open method of coordination – aims to support, monitor and assess the impact and implementation of national reforms.

A Green Paper, due to be published on 7 July, will start a public consultation on pension reform across Europe that will last until mid-November. The Commission will then follow up with a policy paper setting out its ideas more clearly.

But the Green Paper already reveals a lot about EU plans to achieve "adequate and sustainable" pensions in the long run.

"A key to supporting adequacy and sustainability is ensuring that the time spent in retirement does not continue to increase compared to time spent working," reads a draft of the Green Paper, to be finalised in coming days.

Indeed, according to Commission figures, Europeans currently spend about a third of their adult life in retirement. Only 50% of people in Europe are still employed when they turn 60. The ratio between workers and retired people is constantly decreasing and is expected to fall further as life expectancy continues to improve.

If this trend continues, "a painful combination of lower benefits and higher contributions would be inevitable," the paper stresses.

Link: Rentenkassen leer: Warum?
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