Comment on the European Commission's “Green Paper towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems” (2011:5epa)


Europe´s population live longer live and the workforce´s share of the population is shrinking. This constitutes a big challenge for the EU´s Member States and within the EU there is now a debate on future European pension systems. This analysis discusses the issue against the background of the European Commissions “Green Paper” on how to design secure systems that are possible to finance.

The report is part of the research project Social Europe and was presented at the seminar Almedalen 6 juli - Vad händer med Europas pensionssystem?

Conny Olovsson is visiting researcher at the Institute for International Economic Studies (IIES), Stockholm University.