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Conference on the Green Paper on Pensions



Almost 355 people attended the conference on the Green Paper on pensions, organised by Commissioner Andor on 29th October.

Amongst those participants were Government Ministers, MEP's, senior officials from Member States and international organisations, representatives of interest organisations and civil society as well as academics.

In July 2010 the European Commission launched a Europe-wide public debate    on how to ensure adequate, sustainable and safe pensions and how the EU can support the efforts of Member States. The consultation period will run until 15 November 2010.

To deepen the discussion on the fourteen questions posed in the Green Paper, Commissioner Andor organised this conference where key policy makers and experts from across Europe and an array of international organisations presented their contributions.

After the opening of the conference by Commissioner Andor and Minister Daerden (BE), Professor Nicholas Barr (London School of Economics) gave a key note speech on the wider academic aspects of pension reform. The day continued with panel sessions that addressed the issues raised in the Green Paper. The wide and diverse range of high level panel members delivered new insights on the way forward for European pensions.

A full record of the event is available on the Webcast Portal of the European Commission.