Italy condemned by Eu Court of Justice for gender differences in retirement age

The equalization becomes law

On June 3 the European Union has soliceted Italy to comply with the requirements expressed in the 2008 Judgement of the Court of Justice regarding the pension regime of public employees (INPDAP).

The Court judged that the gender difference in retirement age (65 years for men and 60 and women) provided for in this public pension sheme is at odds with the EU principle of equal treatment.
In 2009 Italy tried to comply by legislating a gradual increase of women’s retirement age. According to the Court, the measure is inadequate, as equalization of treatment will only be achieved in 2018.
In July 2010 Italy has complied with the EU request by legislating (law 122, 31/07/2010) the equalization of retirement age starting from 2012.



The law 122

A summary of the Court judgement (13.11.2008)

The article by Il Sole 24 ore that mentions the CERP study on women’s pensions (11.06.2010)

Comments (in Italian)

AAA: Cercansi donna per ricorso alla Corte”  by Nicola Salerno (CERM) – 28.06.2010

Ora si elevi l’età di pensionamento anche nel privato”: comments by Daniela Del Boca, Elsa Fornero, Fiorella Kostoris (il Sole 24ore, 11.06.2010

Donne prima degli uomini in pensione: un rimedio che non funziona” by Nicola Salerno (CERM) – 07.06.2010

Interview to Elsa Fornero (La Stampa, 04.06.2010, p. 14)

“Lo spunto per dire addio a tutele fittizie” by Elsa Fornero and Chiara Monticone (il Sole 24ore, 14.11.2008)