The close partner becomes a stranger

Grosbliederstroff When Helmut Kohl got emotional, he remembered how he pulled out the barriers at the French border as a teenager: “It was clear to us that there should be no borders in a united Europe and above all not between Germany and France . ” At some point, the audience could no longer hear […]

Withholding tax on interest income does not apply

FMinister of Finance Olaf Scholz (SPD) stands by the withholding tax on the coalition agreement. “The coalition agreement stipulates that the flat-rate tax on interest income will be abolished with the establishment of the automatic exchange of information,” said a ministry spokesman on Friday. “We are implementing this order, nothing more.” The magazine “Der Spiegel” […]

New basic dispute over the basic pension

Berlin The relief was palpable when the leaders of the grand coalition announced an agreement on the basic pension in November after hours of negotiations in the chancellery. “We have tied a big knot,” said CDU chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The then provisional SPD leader Malu Dreyer spoke of a “socio-political milestone”. And for CSU boss […]