The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a directive on the pension rights of workers who work in more than one EU Member State during their career. The proposed directive will set minimum requirements for access to pension rights and set out the rights of preservation of pension funds. It will make it easier for workers to retain their pension rights and get access to their pensions upon retirement. The aim of the proposed directive is to enable workers to move freely around the European Union without losing important occupational pension benefits. The Commission position adopted, for the most part, the proposals put forward by the European Parliament on the previous draft. The proposed directive will now be considered by the Council of Ministers before entering the second reading stage and eventual adoption.