Fancy some good news? You definitely want to distract yourself from the prevailing doomsday mood. Who wants to keep reading gloomy stories about the Ukraine war, inflation or a pandemic and constantly wondering whether they will soon be able to pay the gas bill.

I have something for you. A number: 41.7 billion euros. The reserve of the pension fund has increased to this amount. A record. The emergency cushion has never been so thick.

Or how about this: 5.4 percent. The contributions to the pension fund rose by this value this year. Such an increase has not happened too often.

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