Director of the IMF European Department Poul Thomsen said at a briefing in Washington, D.C., Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the International Monetary Fund.
"Pension reform is a very important part of the program. It is something that has been delayed a couple of times, as you know. It's clearly a challenging reform, not least in the current environment. There is an agreement to get them underway.
"But clearly, an increase in the retirement age is a very important part of this, and I think we'll need to start with an increase in the retirement age of a number of groups that are exempt at the moment from the general retirement, that have special privileges on the retirement age. Some of these privileges are very generous and I think we'll need to start there. These are discussions that are just getting underway, so I don't think it's appropriate for me to get more into this," Thomsen said.
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