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Demographic Time Bomb Threatens Pensions in Europe
By ALAN COWELL Published: November 26, 2004

BRIGHTON, England, - With his crisp gray suit, white shirt and a lapel poppy commemorating the end of the First World War, Chris Shergold does not exactly look like a vision of the future.

But, for many in Europe, his story is slowly becoming theirs, reversing the assumptions that this old continent has finessed life's travails so well that its people might look forward to ever shortening working lives in ever greater comfort

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/26/international/europe/26pension.html?hp
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