Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) has rejected criticism from the Union to his proposals for a basic pension. “I thus, the objectives of the basic pension, which are enshrined in the coalition agreement: recognition of lifetime achievement and the avoidance of poverty in old age.”

Someone who has done decades of something, have the right to get significantly more pension than someone who has not worked, said the salvation of the “Rheinische Post”. “Therefore, there should be no means test. Finally, it is not a matter of charity, but of life.”

The plans of the Minister of Labour, millions of lives small get-income earners after a long work automatically higher pensions. Small pensions are to be increased by up to 447 euros a month. The Union criticised that the actual requirement should not be checked, unlike in the coalition Treaty of CDU, CSU and SPD agreed.

To Finance the labor Minister said: “My goal is to Finance the basic pension from tax revenues. I know that this will be a show of strength, but the recognition of the life-power must be of the whole of society something of value.” As soon as his house have drawn up a draft bill, will be recorded with the Union talks, healing.

The CDU Chairman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had already been announced, the topic of the next coalition Committee on 13. To put February on the agenda and criticised the fact that salvation go concept far beyond the decisions of the coalition agreement.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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