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The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has submitted its feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR). AEIP fully supports the Commission’s ambition of improving transparency in financial markets regarding sustainability. To best achieve this ambition, we suggest that a significant revision of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) is required. Significantly our members observe that currently the SFDR is not used as a disclosure framework as intended, but as a labelling and marketing tool (precisely Articles 8 and 9). Important concepts such as the ‘sustainable investment’, are not clearly defined, ...
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The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has submitted its feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on rationalisation of reporting requirements. AEIP welcomes the Commission’s initiative to ease burdensome reporting requirements. In the past years, the regulatory burden on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORPs) has increased significantly due to the 2016 review of the IORP Directive and applicable horizontal legislation such as sustainable finance legislation and Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). This has detrimental effects resulting in additional financial burdens on their members and beneficiaries, ultimately diminishing pension benefits. AEIP underlines that striking the right balance between regulatory oversight ...
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BRUSSELS, 24 NOVEMBER - The third edition of European Retirement Week kicks off on 27 November with an in-person event in Brussels, during which 14 European associations* will present to EU policymakers key recommendations to strengthen pension adequacy for all in retirement. This launch will include speeches from Frances Fitzgerald, Member of the European Parliament, Fausto Parente, Executive Director, EIOPA, Katarina Ivanković Knežević, Director of Social Rights and Inclusion, European Commission, and Didier Millerot, Head of Unit, Insurance and Pensions, European Commission. The event starts at 16h30 CET at AXA Belgium (Place du Trone 1, 1000 Brussels). The launch event ...
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Position title: Intern  Field: Project management, policy and communication & social media Job Location: Brussels Application Deadline: 17 December 2023 Internship period: from 1 February to 12 July 2024 Are you ready to take your career to the next level? The European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection (AEIP) invites young professionals in EU affairs and project management to join its team in Brussels as a full-time paid intern. This position offers a unique chance to work closely with AEIP Policy Advisors, contributing to EU project coordination, supporting AEIP's working groups and actively participating in the implementation of our ...
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The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has submitted its feedback to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on a framework for Financial Data Access (FiDA). Acknowledging the Commission’s commitment to advancing digital finance, AEIP emphasizes the need for a more precise definition of the framework’s scope and the potential obligations that it may impose on the pension fund sector. In our opinion, the current proposal does not adequately address the unique characteristics of the pension funds and there is a risk of misalignment with existing national rules and procedures for pension data sharing, i.e., pension tracking services. Simone ...
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The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has submitted its feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on Faster and Safer Relief of Excess Withholding Taxes (FASTER) proposal for a Directive. AEIP fully supports the initiative to improve withholding taxes (WHT) procedures and the Commission’s proposal to implement relief at source and/or quick refund procedures for excess WHT. Simone Miotto, the Executive Director of AEIP mentioned that: “FASTER offers numerous advantages to pension funds, primarily through its streamlining of the process, standardized data requirements, and simplified form submissions. This will significantly reduce administrative burdens and allow pension funds to fully exercise ...
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The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has submitted its input to the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) consultation on the first batch of Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) policy products. AEIP commends ESAs for the opportunity to provide input to DORA and acknowledges the significance of a robust governance and risk management system to preempt and mitigate the consequences of ICT-related incidents and threats. AEIP supports DORA and its mission to establish a comprehensive digital operational resilience framework for the financial sector. Nevertheless, we wish to highlight some concerns from the perspective of the paritarian occupational pension funds sector. In ...
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AEIP is proud to present the overview of its activities carried out throughout 2022. Discover our initiatives in the 2022 AEIP Activity Report, driving progress in social protection and pensions. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all AEIP members, partners, and supporters for their dedicated efforts in 2022. As we reflect on the achievements of the past year, we eagerly anticipate the accomplishments of 2023, brimming with promising opportunities and collaborative endeavors. You can read the full AEIP Activity Report for 2022 here ...
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The European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) has submitted its input to the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) consultation on the review of Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). AEIP appreciates ESAs for the opportunity to provide input to the review of SFDR Regulation and underlines that our members are strongly committed and support socially and environmentally responsible business practices to combat adverse impacts on human rights, society, the environment, and climate. Our members have a paritarian structure meaning that they are set up and managed jointly by national social partners, as such pension funds represent the interest of both employers and ...
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At its General Assembly Meeting on 26 June 2023, the European Association of Paritarian Institutions (AEIP) appointed new AEIP President and Vice President for the upcoming two-year mandate, spanning from June 2023 to June 2025, following the organization's rotating system of presidency. Ms. Katja Veirto, from the Finnish Mutual Pension Insurance – ELO, has been nominated by the Finnish Pension Alliance - TELA (Finland) and appointed as the new AEIP President. Ms. Veirto expressed her enthusiasm, stating: ” The upcoming two years promise to be a captivating period as several significant developments unfold. Notably, the EU elections and the future ...

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