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Parliamentary questions
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27 March 2019
Question for written answer P-001525-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
David Borrelli (NI)

 Subject:  Pension entitlements of officials of international organisations located on EU territory
 Answer in writing 

There are bilateral agreements between some EU Member States and international organisations regarding the transfer of pension rights, while other Member States do not even allow contribution periods to be aggregated.

After infringement procedure No 2014/4168, Italy formulated Article 18 of Law 115/2015, which, however, solved the problem only partially and unsatisfactorily, leading to restrictive interpretations by the Italian social security institution (INPS) as well as further petitions to the European Parliament [1211/2018] and complaints to the Commission [CHAP (2019) 00307].

This appears to be in breach of the TFEU (Articles 9-20-45-145-146-147-151), the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Articles 15 and 34) and Directive 2004/58/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004.

Several Italian courts and appeals courts have ruled in favour of the principle of full aggregation.

Does the Commission therefore not agree that it should:
1. Stipulate that all Member States should, as soon as possible, draw up bilateral agreements with those international organisations to ensure that pension entitlements can be transferred or aggregated;
2. Reopen the infringement procedure against Italy so that it guarantees that pension records are transferred or aggregated, preventing contributions from being paid for nothing?
Original language of question: IT 
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