Basic pension: Mini remains mini (neue-deutschland.de)

Photo: dpa / Marijan Murat Basic pension – how proud it sounds! However, as a minimum pension, basic funding in old age was never thought of, which the federal government has now decided. The basic pension is intended to provide a supplement to people who earned so sparingly in long years of work that their […]

Hubertus Heil has landed a coup

newspaper delivery The basic pension is intended to raise the old-age benefits of people who worked long hours but earned little. (Photo: imago stock & people) The coming Wednesday will be a day to celebrate for the SPD and especially for Hubertus Heil. A year after the Minister of Labor and Social Affairs’ daring foray […]

Spahn and Heil agree on a basic pension plan

Closed cabinet Federal Cabinet Jens Spahn (l., CDU) and Hubertus Heil (SPD) are striving for a cabinet decision for next Wednesday. (Photo: AP) Berlin In the case of the planned basic pension, income above the agreed income limit of EUR 1,250 should be offset against the pension entitlement to a greater extent than previously envisaged. […]

Austria’s Chancellor Kurz wants to prevent Scholz ‘stock exchange tax

Sebastian Kurz The Austrian chancellor wants to hit the speculators with a financial transaction tax and not the savers. (Photo: AP) Berlin Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) that she would not accept the financial transaction tax as previously planned. He would be “careful to plan the possible income from the financial […]

Poverty must not become normal

Money alone does not make you unhappy, I would like to say in a variation of the proverb. Why am I getting a little sharp? Because it really annoys me that President of the Bundestag Wolfgang Schäuble speaks in front of the Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsunion Hamburg that “too much social benefits make people unhappy”. State […]

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 […]

Union politicians consider postponing the basic pension if necessary

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer The CDU leader sees the basic pension as a “darn difficult topic”. (Photo: AP) augsburg The coalition dispute over the financing of the basic pension could also shake the start schedule. The Union parliamentary group is already considering introducing the basic pension not six months later than planned, but only six months later. […]