Economic dependency ratio, not retirement age, will determine future pension funding needs

7 Jul 2011
Ref: 077/2011

"By far the most effective response to an ageing population in Europe is to make full use of available employment potential", noted Leila Kurki at an informal meeting of the ministers for labour and social affairs held on Thursday. Kurki is president of the Section for Employment, Social Affairs and Citizenship of the European Economic and Social Committee.