Danish government gives up on raising retirement ageStaff Writer | May 22, 2017
The government has abandoned its plans to increase the Danish retirement age by six months to 67.5 years.
Europe The government has been forced to drop the issue
“Today, we live longer than expected and there is also a need for extra hands, so it would be reasonable to adjust the issue to create greater equality between the generations and ensuring our future and welfare,” said PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen.
“But it’s tough to see any chance of finding a majority on it, so the government has decided the plans we will present in a week’s time will not include that element.”
The government has proposed raising the retirement age in Denmark a number of times over the past year as the life expectancy of Danes has increased faster than expected.
In August, the subject was part of the government’s 2025 plan proposal, and three months later the issue was in play again in connection with the new platform when Venstre joined forces with Liberal Alliance and Konservative to form a new government. ■