Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD), wants to accelerate the introduction of a basic pension and which is already in the coalition Treaty are the vertices in the next few months to implement. This is the work of the Ministry informed. According to government spokesman Steffen Seibert in favour of a draft law to be introduced by mid-year, into the Cabinet. According to him, a working group of the Federation and the länder dealt with the topic already.

The basic pension should be ten per cent, above the guaranteed minimum and apply to all, coming on 35 years of contributions. Originally, the concept was an idea of the SPD to fight the growing poverty in old age. Because, today, also those who paid in for 45 years in the pension system, but only the minimum wage have received a pension below the minimum protection in old age. Many people think that is unfair.

Therefore, had agreed that the Union and the SPD, a basic pension for persons who have worked all their lives, educated children or family members have maintained.

CDU in the East makes pressure

especially the CDU had taken up the issue again. The party Chairman, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said at the weekend, the basic pension was a main theme of the CDU in the coming weeks, the wool forward. There is a “clear mandate” of the Federal government and the Ministry of labour. Previously, the Thuringian CDU land chief Mike Mohring and Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer (CDU) had called for the quick introduction of the basic pension, and a corresponding paper in the CDU Executive Board introduced.

In Thuringia and Saxony as well as Brandenburg in the autumn a new Parliament, in all three States, the AfD is according to surveys, very strong. In the East German länder, the subject of old-age poverty has, for many people, a large role. To answer the question of Pensions through political Action correctly – this was in the East for the internal cohesion is more important than some people believe, said Mohring TIME ONLINE already last Saturday.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had already emphasized in April 2018, the importance of the planned basic pension, said government spokesman Steffen Seibert. Now waiting for a proposal from the Ministry of labour.

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