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The EU hopes its much-hyped portable private pension will address a dangerous shortfall in retirement savings. But as demographic issues differ between member states, experts question why Brussels is taking the lead.
Voters in the alpine nation rejected a plan that would have increased taxes to fund state pension coffers. The retirement age for women would have also gone up, as the nation struggles to deal with an aging populace.
Germany is home to some 21 million retirees. About 16 percent of them face the threat of poverty - and their numbers are rising. Proposed solutions range from handing out a few extra euros to full-scale revolution.
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