Escriva wants to bring the retirement age to the legal

The new minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, asks for some time. In the end, it won't take a week in the office. But it has some pretty clear ideas.

Escriva wants to bring the retirement age to the legal

The new minister of Social Security, José Luis Escrivá, asks for some time. In the end, it won't take a week in the office. But it has some pretty clear ideas. As that prior to undertaking new reforms, you should look at well what are the already undertaken and their effects. Yes, in matter of pensions, the starting point is clear: “without a doubt” his reference, he said this Friday in Paris, is the reform of 2011 and, even though he said he does not believe that increasing the retirement age, yes looks important to bring the real to the reference.

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“I Think that the reform of the year 2011 is well and there is no need to raise the age of retirement in Spain”, said Escrivá to journalists at the end of a conference on migration at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. As indicated, the timetable established in the reform of the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero “is a perfect starting point and there is no need to touch it.” That being said, he added, will have to see how “the effective retirement age is about the agreed to in 2011”, which is currently 65 years and 10 months and will reach 67 in 2027. That is, he stressed, in what there is to work “with the right incentives”.

The new minister of Social Security and to do anything the president of the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility (Airef) —whose report on the pensions to be submitted this Friday— has remained two days in Paris strongly perturbed for more than 40 days by a strike against the project of pension reform of the Government of Emmanuel Macron, that wants to establish a universal system for points and whose proposal —since withdrawn— to raise the age reference of retirement and increased the number of protests in recent weeks. A project that Escrivá did not see applicable to Spain. “The French system is very different from the Spanish, the comparison with France is not a good reference,” settled.

His visit was framed by another of the powers that has its powerful portfolio, which also includes the categories of Inclusion and Migration. Precisely, during the two days of meetings at the OECD, Escrivá made a defense, closed both concepts, in a speech that also defended during his time in the Airef: that to maintain the current level of life in Spain —and, by extension, Europe— in the coming decades will require the entry of millions of immigrants that have to provide the appropriate conditions to ensure their integration in the society.

“In the next three decades, we're going to need about eight or nine million additional people just to maintain our workforce at its current level,” said Escriva Thursday during the conference that also met other ministers of immigration and Foreign Affairs of Europe and of other countries of the OECD. “It is vital to convey to our society these perspectives of the middle term, because if we truly want to maintain our current standard of living, we're going to need millions and millions of immigrants in the years to come,” he insisted. “Europe has to receive many more immigrants in the coming years, because the ageing of the population is something that we can't stop”, added this Friday.

Updated Date: 17 January 2020, 22:00

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