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Promoting the Multi-Pillar Model? The EU and the Development of Funded Pension Schemes

Karen Anderson

in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199583188
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594502 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.003.0011
Promoting the Multi-Pillar Model? The EU and the Development of Funded Pension Schemes

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This chapter investigates the ways in which European integration is shaping the development of national pension systems in the EU. It begins with a brief discussion of the variable forms of solidarity embedded in national pension systems. It then discusses the three core components of the EU's emerging pensions paradigm: the Open Method of Coordination (OMC) process as applied to pensions, the recently adopted Occupational Pension Fund Directive, and the proposed Directive on pension portability. This includes discussion of some of the consequences of EU pension policy in Germany and the Netherlands. The concluding section discusses the implications of the analysis for the future of social solidarity in the EU.

Keywords: European integration; pension systems; solidarity; pension policy; Open Method of Coordination; occupational pension fund; pension portability

Chapter.  7842 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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