Policies of the EU Towards Occupational Pensions: Limits to Regulation
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Science
July 10, 2011
In Lutz Leiserink (Ed.) The New Regulatory State. Palgrave Macmillan 2011, pp. 175-188
This chapter deals with regulatory policies of the EU towards occupational pensions. It focuses in particular on the pension fund directive adopted in 2003. Largely based on a close reading of official documents, the chapter traces the discussion about a potential social dimension to the directive in addition to its financial elements. The chapter distinguishes between a coalition in favour of a "Liberal Europe" and a "Social Europe". The contribution also provides reasons why the proponents of a "Social Europe" have failed.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Pension Funds, Solidarity, European Union, Regulation, Social Risks, Social Europe, Financial Services, Private Pensions
JEL Classification: I31, J71, J32Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 12, 2012
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