Policies of the EU Towards Occupational Pensions: Limits to Regulation

In Lutz Leiserink (Ed.) The New Regulatory State. Palgrave Macmillan 2011, pp. 175-188

16 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2012

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Markus Haverland

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Science

Date Written: July 10, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Pension Funds, Solidarity, European Union, Regulation, Social Risks, Social Europe, Financial Services, Private Pensions

JEL Classification: I31, J71, J32

Suggested Citation

Haverland, Markus, Policies of the EU Towards Occupational Pensions: Limits to Regulation (July 10, 2011). In Lutz Leiserink (Ed.) The New Regulatory State. Palgrave Macmillan 2011, pp. 175-188, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2103200

Markus Haverland (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam - Faculty of Social Science ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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