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Why does the UK have to pay EU staff pensions if the EU have been collecting pensions contributions?

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    It would be nice to also include a reference to an article that covers this subject (UK have to pay EU staff pensions). – Alexei Jan 25 '19 at 18:41
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    I'd guess it works the same way as UK national insurance: 'contributions' now are used to pay the pensions that are being paid out now, not invested into a fund for the payee to connect in the future. – PhillS Jan 25 '19 at 20:17
  • @PhillS I can't find a truly authoritative source, but it looks like the European Commission is also still running a final salary scheme. That leaves a large liability to ring fence. – origimbo Jan 25 '19 at 20:32
  • @MartinSchröder I'm not sure a good answer to this question would be a good answer to that one. It would involve a discussion of pay-as-you-go, defined benefit and defined contribution pensions, along with some discussion of the precise model being followed here with only a little discussion of how that affects the EU's (as an organisation's) pension liability and assets. – origimbo Jan 26 '19 at 23:21