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
EU AVERAGE 60%
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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