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This database is intended to make available documents relating to European Union employment, social affairs and inclusion policies. In addition to EU policy documents and reports, you will find studies, speeches and descriptions of EU-funded projects.

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Pre-retirement saving and the extension of working life - A model based assessment of the impact of low interest rates - Working paper 02/2015

During the aftermath of the financial crisis, certain paradoxical trends have emerged in Europe. Firstly, despite the context of economic adjustment and restructuring, the employment rate of older workers has increased in most countries, and secondly, saving rates have remained remarkably resilient to the interest rate squeeze pursued by central banks as an economic stimulus. The question arises, whether lower interest rates effectively discourage or rather encourage saving among older workers,

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Social Agenda n. 40 - EU economic policy in the making

Every year since 2010, between January and July, EU countries get together to examine each other's economic policies and agree on country-specific Recommendations. At a time when the EU demography is shrinking and technological change is accelerating, social investment is key to ensuring a sustainable crisis exit and future prosperity. The social partners therefore have a crucial role to play in EU economic governance – a fast evolving process, as this issue shows. Social

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This website provides information about European Union employment, social affairs and inclusion legislation in the following areas:

The full texts of European legislation (Directives, Regulations, Decisions etc…) and other official documents (Communications etc…) are available from the EU's Eur-Lex website.

 

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