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Parliamentary questions
16 December 2008
WRITTEN QUESTION by Richard Seeber (PPE‑DE) to the Commission

 Subject: Sustainability of the pensions system

The ‘pact across the generations’ — between those in gainful employment and those no longer economically active — projects a sustainable, reliable and solidarity-based old-age insurance system for the long term. Nowadays, however, implementing the ‘pact’ as devised in the 1950s is causing difficulties. Because of the ageing population in Europe, the pay-as-you-go system of providing for a financially secure old age might now no longer be functioning adequately.

What action does the Commission recommend in order to be prepared, in terms of financial sustainability, for democratic change?

Original language of question: DEOJ C 316, 23/12/2009
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