The European Commission is advocating raising the retirement age as a remedy to the rising fiscal deficits. And it leads by example. Vice President Neelie Kroes, the European commissioner for the digital agenda, will celebrate her 74th birthday on 19 July, and shows no sign of fatigue. 

Her mandate is ending in just over twelve months, but she does not slow down. 
On the contrary, despite a series of setbacks including the rejection by Council of her pet project, the Connecting Eur...


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