Are you getting to that stage in life where you are looking forward to your retirement? Thinking about your pension and how you are going to enjoy it?
Well think again…. because the EU is in trouble, but… they have a cunning plan.
Senior European commission official Jean-Louis De Brouwer said that 2012 had been designated as the year of active ageing with one of the aims being to discourage early retirement.
“However, the year is not just about labour market participation but about helping older people to remain as independent for as long as possible. Lifelong learning will have a crucial role to play in achieving this”, he said.
Yup, the EU think that re-training pensioners will solve all their problems.
The European Policy Centre, the Brussels-based think-tank, was told that by 2050 nearly one in three EU citizens will be 65 or older. “This is something that, perhaps, member states have under-estimated in the past,” said De Brouwer, a director in the commission’s employment directorate.
Sounds like the EU have just had a wake up call. After promoting for the last 60 years the waste of socialism, the spend, spend, spend and pay tomorrow welfare statists are going to have a few more fiscal shocks. Just where are they going to get all that pension money from? Seems like they are planning to work pensioners till they drop… God help them.