Vote on adequate, safe and sustainable pensions:
- extracts from the vote on the report Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN (EPP, NL)
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 21/05/2013 First transmission: 21/05/2013
The economic crisis and the challenges of an ageing population have revealed the vulnerability of both funded and public pension schemes, MEPs say in a resolution passed on Tuesday. They ask EU member states to introduce or maintain diversified pension schemes and highlight the role of public pensions in ensuring decent living standards for all, urging the member states to safeguard them. "One third of the EU population is over 55 years old. The sustainability of pension schemes is threatened by demographic ageing and strained public finances. Pension provision is the responsibility of member states but EU coordination is necessary, notably in the context of stability and reform programmes," said the rapporteur, Ria Oomen-Ruijten (EPP, NL), during the debate ahead of the vote. The resolution also points to the need for people working abroad to be able to acquire and preserve occupational pension entitlements across the EU. The resolution was adopted by 502 votes to 138, with 49 abstentions.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg
||EP Vice-President Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT opens the vote on the report on Adequate, safe and sustainable pensions.
||Shot on the rapporteur Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN (EPP, NL). Final vote, digital screen with result: the resolution is adopted by 502 votes to 138, with 49 abstentions.