Germany and Denmark recently decided to raise to 67 the minimum age when one is allowed to benefit from the public pension system.
Germany and Denmark recently decided to raise to 67 the minimum age when one is allowed to benefit from the public pension system, but they will apply this measure progressively between 2012 and 2029, in the German case, between 2024 and 2027, in Denmark. The United Kingdom, meanwhile, provides for gradually increasing the statutory retirement age between 2024 and 2026, reaching age 68.
Most states have a statutory minimum age of around 65, although some countries like France, Sweden and Lithuania allow retirement from 60 or 61.
Current legal retirement age in the EU member states along with reforms of pension systems that have been adopted: - Germany: The retirement age will rise from the current limit of 65 to 67, a process that will start gradually between 2012 and 2029.