Albania, Belgium sign pension agreement

Laurette Onkelinx and Erion Veliaj
Laurette Onkelinx and Erion Veliaj

A Social Protection Agreement, which enables pension transfer for 35,000 Albanian emigrants, was signed in Brussels on Monday.

The agreement was signed by Albanian Minister of Social Welfare and Youth Erion Veliaj and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health Laurette Onkelinx.

The agreement allows Albanian to withdraw the contributions of the pensions they have deposited in the Belgium if they decide to return to Albania

When we asked the Minister of Social Welfare and Youth Erion Veliaj regarding Italy and Greece, he replied that Albania is working in that direction too, but it’s more difficult because of the cost this operation needs.