Country Report – Pensions in Central & Eastern Europe (January 2023)

Pensions in CEE 2023

Poland’s PPK auto-enrolment system marks its fourth anniversary this month. It can hardly be described as a complete success given the participation rate is stuck at just over a third of the working population. Some initial projections foresaw a 70% takeup level. But with assets approaching €2.5bn and rapidly growing, there is a sense that this is a relatively good outcome for a country with no tradition of independent retirement saving and where the previous second pillar system was radically overhauled just a few years ago, leaving ordinary citizens confused and mistrustful.

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IPE editorial provides coverage of foreign pension funds’ experiences from which we can take ideas; we can also use it to share ideas regarding new and pioneering projects.

Ivonne Forno , CEO of Laborfonds