Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Minister of Social Affairs: Retirement Age Must be Raised to 70 Years

Piet Hein Donner, Minister of Social Affairs (Christian Democrats) has said that eventually the retirement age must must be raised to 70 years, in view of the demographic forecast for the Netherlands. Parliamentarian Jacques Tichelaar of the Labor Party, which is part of the coalition, said that this statement will only make people worried and will have no practical consequences. Donner’s own party was also not very happy with his statement.

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