Lukashenko raised pension age in Belarus

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree that raises the retirement age in the country, said in a statement on the official website of the head of Belarus.

The document suggests a gradual increase in the retirement age from 1 January 2017. Every year it will increase by six months until the men 63 years, women — 58 years. Earlier men retire at 60, women at 55. Thus the retirement age will rise by three years to 2022.

The issue of raising the retirement age in Belarus has been solved quickly. On 18 March Lukashenka stated that is the supporters of gradual increase of the retirement age. He did it during communication with employees of confectionery factory “Kommunarka”.

“I’m inclined to believe that we must go slowly and carefully, — explained the President of Belarus. — I the supporter of that the retirement age increase by three years, every year in half. And so we quietly, for six or seven years, can pass these three years.”