Europe

German-Swedish exchange on old-age pensions

D. Baller/BMAS

On 15 March 2022, State Secretary Rolf Schmachtenberg met with the Swedish Minister for Social Security, Ardalan Shekarabi, at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

The main topic of the discussion was the Swedish and German pension insurance systems. State Secretary Schmachtenberg and Minister Shekarabi discussed in depth the challenges faced by both countries in the field of provision for old age and current plans for reforms. Sweden will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2023.