Motion for a resolution - B8-0817/2016Motion for a resolution

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on calls by the Commission for the retirement age to be put up


pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot


Motion for a European Parliament resolution on calls by the Commission for the retirement age to be put up

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the Commission and Council are constantly recommending that the retirement age should be put up;

B.  whereas in France half of the people taking retirement are not in employment at the time when they do so;

C.  whereas, owing to its healthy birth rate, France has a low old-age dependency ratio (the number of over-65s is equal to 27% of the number of 15-to-64 year-olds, as against 33% in Germany);

D.  whereas, therefore, the need for an increase in the retirement age is not as pressing in France, given that, according to the OECD, its contributor-to-retiree ratio will stand at 1.4 in 2060, as against 1 in Germany;

E.  whereas, according to a report published by the Commission in 2015, age-related public expenditure as a percentage of GDP should fall by 1.7 points in France, while in Germany it should rise by 5 points:

F.  whereas, at a time of low returns on assets, the introduction of funded pension schemes would give rise to financial problems;

1.  Calls on the Commission to stop calling for the retirement age to be put up in France and to stop promoting funded pension schemes.