Croatia - Government backs down on retirement age increase - September 30, 2019

The Croatian government has agreed to return the retirement age to 65, just months after raising it to 67, following a campaign supported by hundreds of thousands of citizens. The Prime Minister said that the government had listened to citizens and was revising the law accordingly, but further changes would make it possible for Croatians to continue working after the age of 65 should they choose to do so. The increase in the retirement age — which would have come into force from 2033 for both men and women — is part of the government’s plans to reform the pension system in response to the country’s ageing population.

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