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Parliamentary questions
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10 March 2017
E-000243/2017(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Oettinger on behalf of the Commission
Question reference: E-000243/2017

1. The pension liability is included in the annual consolidated accounts of the European Union(1). The valuation of the liability covers all EU staff and all pension benefits (e.g. invalidity and survivors' pensions) provided for in the EU Staff Regulations, without distinction of nationality.

2. Under Article 83(1) of the Staff Regulations, Member States jointly guarantee the payment of benefits under the pension scheme for EU staff.

Setting out the arrangements of the UK withdrawal from the Union will be subject to an agreement as provided by Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.

(1)The consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2015 are available at http://ec.europa.eu/budget/library/biblio/documents/2015/EU_AnnualAccounts2015_EN.pdf. The accounts for the subsequent financial years will be published on the same website after their adoption by the Commission.

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