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Standard attack

The Evening Standard claims that EU officials demand rise in pay and pensions, 21 September

There is no planned increase in pensions – in fact, average EU civil servant pensions are declining. Recently, Eurostat prepared a report with projections for the future costs of the pensions system in the next half century. This report shows that a reform of the EU civil service introduced in 2004 will result in huge savings on pensions. Without it, the bill would have been a lot higher. Finally, the projections show an increase until 2046, followed by a decrease both in the number of pensioners and in the total bill.