Maastricht University to develop cross-border pensions register for citizens in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium

28 October 2015

Maastricht University's Institute for Transnational and Euregional cooperation and Mobility (ITEM) is preparing for the introduction of a new online service that would allow citizens in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium to check how much pension they have accrued in another Member States. The project will start in 2016 and can be considered a pilot for the introduction of a similar system for all EU Member States. The preliminary phase, which includes just three countries, is necessary given the complexity of implementing an EU-wide system that is likely to take fifteen years to complete. This pilot will contribute to Track and Trace Your Pension (TTYPE), the European pension information system the EU is striving to implement. TTYPE and the new pilot are just two of the cross-border initiatives that will be discussed at the opening conference of ITEM on 30 and 31 October 2015 in Maastricht.

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Data protection could hinder European pensions tracking, AAE warns

3 March 2015

A pan-European pension tracking service might be stifled by individual EU member states’ ability to share a member’s personal information, the Actuarial Association of Europe (AAE) has warned.

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European pensions-tracking service must add value 'without legislation'

26 March 2015

A European pension tracking system must be low-cost and offer sufficient “added value” to entice providers to join rather than rely on statutory underpinning, the European Commission has been told.

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Dutch government looks to add third-pillar figures to Pensions Register

26 February 2015

Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary at the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, has said she will consider including third-pillar superannuation figures in the Pensions Register’s estimates for future pension income.

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