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Liaison Forum at DG EMPL - Information session on the "White paper - An agenda for adequate, safe and sustainable pensions"

In the framework of the Liaison Forum, the DG EMPL invited the representatives of the EU cross-industry and sectoral social partners to discuss on the white paper concerning pensions, published by the Commission on 16 February (see in this regard the Secretariat note of 1st March 2012).

European pension systems are under pressure from demographic ageing as a result of increases in longevity and declining birth rates. This document contains a package of policy initiatives to support EU countries in reforming their pension systems. The Commission’s presentation was given by Fritz von Nordheim from DG EMPL (Unit D.3, Active Ageing, Pensions, Healthcare, and Social Services) and was followed by a debate between participants.