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The Laeken EU summit in 2001

At the Laeken EU summit in 2001 there was a ratified proposal that all member states should endeavour to attain a level of 40% of their median wages as their basic state pension by 2007 and thereafter work towards 60%.
This is how we did in 2007:
STATE PENSION AS A PROPORTION OF AVERAGE WAGE 2007
COUNTRY % OF AV EARNINGS
Greece 95.7
Luxemburg 88.3
Netherlands 81.9
Spain 81.2
Denmark 79.8
Italy 67.9
Sweden 62.1
EU AVERAGE 60%
France 51.2
Germany 39.9
Estonia 32.9
Ireland 32.5
UK 30.

Nothing has changed for Britain's pensioners since this ratified proposal was made. Millions of UK pensioners still live in poverty.

We urge the Government to rectify this and bring UK State pensions in line with Europe.

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Created By

Michael Thompson

Created On

Sunday 9 June 2013

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Tuesday 10 June 2014

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