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Grand coalition agrees on the basic pension

Up to 1.5 million people in Germany in the future, a basic pension, which is higher than the basic security. The total cost for these benefits amounted to up to up to 1.5 billion euros.

the tips of the big government coalition of CDU, CSU and SPD in Berlin on Sunday agreed. At the same time, the contribution to unemployment insurance will be reduced, from the present 2.5 per cent from the gross salary to 2.4 percent by the end of 2022. Already decided that after this post again to 2.6 per cent rise.

in addition to the basic pension, the coalition will introduce an allowance the housing allowance in the amount of approximately 80 million euros. So to avoid that the improvement in pension will eat through a reduction of the housing allowance up.

Both CDU Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, as well as the acting SPD Chairman, Malu Dreyer, were confident that this compromise in the respective party and political bodies, is acceptable. In particular, in the CDU, there was still significant concerns against a prior one and a half weeks of a working group submitted a compromise proposal.

contribution to the fight against poverty in old age

The CDU leader called the agreement an important contribution in the fight against poverty in old age. You've been hit by, after long negotiations, a thick knot, and also for the CDU, a reasonable solution is found, she said, according to the advice of the coalition Committee in the Chancellery in Berlin.

access to the new System, get the one that have a need, she said more. This requirement is ensured by a comprehensive income test. "It is a good, acceptable result."

The basic pension is expected to be between 1.2 and 1.5 million people, and from 2021 to flow, said Dreyer. According to information from CSU leader Markus Söder is to be expected with a cost of 1 to 1.5 billion euros.

With the basic pension to pensioners, get a Supplement with 35 years of contributions and their contribution rate below 80 percent, but about 30 percent of the average income is. It is planned a comprehensive income test.

"Sensible solution"

Also Söder, the agreement rated as "very good day" for the Grand coalition. "The cow is from the ice," said the Bavarian Prime Minister. He was really relieved. "The mid-term review of the Grand coalition is, in my view, rounded, and perfectly rounded. From my point of view, there is now no reason any more to discuss on the continuation."

We've put together a "real justice - and-performance package," said Söder. This is characterized by a good Balance. Union and the SPD would not have withdrawn into ideological niches, "but at the end of a reasonable solution for the whole of Germany".

Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) was also satisfied with the compromise. "It's a good agreement," he told the news Agency DPA. The long work was worth the effort. "Germany gets a basic pension, social and fair."

For non-bureaucratic design

The coalition wants to make the basic pension in an unbureaucratic manner. The three party leaders stressed, and so it is also in the published decision of the coalition compromise. The necessary income adjustment should be automated and citizens friendly through the exchange of data between the pension system and the financial authorities have organized.

The pension policy spokesman of the FDP parliamentary group, John bird, called the compromise a "classic bad horse-trading". The model will go "to the detriment of the Younger". Green party chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt requested in the Newspapers of the Funke media group improvements. So, the basic pension should be paid after only 30 instead of 35 years of contribution and insurance periods. (nag/sda)

Created: 10.11.2019, 19:17 PM

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