An ageing population has the government worried about dwindling productivity and ballooning pension payments. It's urging businesses to hire more older people.
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.
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.
An increasing number of old people in Germany face the risk of being stuck in poverty in the coming years, says a new study. Single women, low-qualified workers and long-term unemployed are among those starkly affected.
Germany's pension system will soon fail to serve the people who will need retirement assistance most, according to a new study. Women, part-timers and people left unemployed for long stretches are most threatened.
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