The committee congratulates the Committee on Equal Opportunities
for Women and Men on its excellent report, and fully supports the
draft resolution and draft recommendation tabled. However, it would
like to strengthen the principle of guaranteeing a personal pension
entitlement to every individual and will thus propose an amendment
to this effect.
The committee believes that the Parliamentary Assembly urgently
needs to deal with the question of “decent pensions for all” in
view of the risk posed by the consequences of the economic and financial
crisis, the over-indebtedness of states, and the demographic evolution
to the maintenance of adequate and sustainable pensions – and thus
to social cohesion, and will propose an amendment to this effect.