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Europe & International

The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association participates in European issues through PensionsEurope which represents occupational/supplementary pension plans throughout the European Union and is recognised as such by the European Institutions.

We work closely with policy-makers in the European Commission, European Parliament and European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to ensure our members’ views are heard in Brussels and Frankfurt.

  • The EU has recently completed a revision of the main European legislation on workplace pensions – the ‘IORP Directive’, although we await clarification on whether ‘IORP II’ will be implemented in a post-Brexit UK.
  • The European Commission is now working on plans for an EU-wide framework for personal pensions. This looks set to be a key EU priority over the next few years.
  • Meanwhile, pension investors need to pay close attention to EU financial markets rules such as EMIR (on derivatives) and MIFID II.


European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority



Represents us and similar institutions for workplace pension provision across Europe…


European Commission

Official press releases, photos and live TV coverage of EU affairs...


European Court of Justice

The judicial institution of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom)...


European Parliament

The directly-elected body of the European Union...