Regulating Pensions: Why the European Union Matters

43 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2011 Last revised: 27 Feb 2014

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Hans van Meerten

Utrecht University - Utrecht Centre for Shared Regulation and Enforcement in Europe – RENFORCE

A. (Ton) van den Brink

Utrecht University - Europa Institute; Utrecht University - School of Law

Sybe A. de Vries

Utrecht University; Utrecht University - School of Law

Date Written: October 28, 2011

Abstract

This discussion paper explores how EU law affects national pensions systems, be it directly (by regulating pensions explicitly) or indirectly (by providing a regulatory framework that must be respected in the field of pensions as well as in other fields). Moreover, the focus will be on some fundamental questions: what should be the scope of the IORP directive? Which pension funds and schemes should be subject to it? How do we overcome the political dilemmas when regulating pensions?

(Part of the paper appeared in book form in 2012.)

Keywords: EU, Pensions, Internal Market, IORPs

Suggested Citation

Meerten, Hans Van and Brink, A. (Ton) van den and de Vries, Sybe A., Regulating Pensions: Why the European Union Matters (October 28, 2011). Netspar Discussion Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1950765 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1950765

Hans Van Meerten (Contact Author)

Utrecht University - Utrecht Centre for Shared Regulation and Enforcement in Europe – RENFORCE ( email )

Achter Sint Pieter 200
Utrecht, 3512 HT
Netherlands

A. (Ton) van den Brink

Utrecht University - Europa Institute ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

Utrecht University - School of Law ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Sybe A. De Vries

Utrecht University ( email )

Vredenburg 138
Utrecht, 3511 BG
Netherlands

Utrecht University - School of Law

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

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