Work on women’s retirement age is to be ‘joint effort’

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Vladimir Spidla (left) said after his meeting with Greek Employment Minister Fani Palli-Petralia (right) and Economy and Finance Minister Yiannis Papathanassiou that ‘we are ready to find a rational and appropriate solution toward bringing the retirement age of women in Greece into line with that of men.’ The Czech commissioner explained that this is not a negotiation process but a joint effort, as regards a project that is complex and huge. ‘There is no time frame for it, but there are many alternative solutions,’ he stated. The Economy Ministry revealed there will be two working groups formed, one in Athens and one in Brussels, to process the existing data.

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