Central reform project: The Bundestag has adopted the basic pension

The German Federal Parliament adopted on Thursday the so-called basic pension, with the small pensions of about 1.3 million people improved to be. Thus, the law

Central reform project: The Bundestag has adopted the basic pension

The German Federal Parliament adopted on Thursday the so-called basic pension, with the small pensions of about 1.3 million people improved to be. Thus, the law can now be treated on Friday by the Federal Council and with the consent of the 1. January 2021 to come into force.

The Bundestag decided the basic pension with the votes of the coalition factions of the CDU and the SPD. In contrast, the AfD and the FDP, greens and the Left voted abstained.

Minister of social Affairs and Hubertus Heil (SPD) in the Bundestag debate, the basic pension of a key policy reform project of the Federal government. It is not a charity. The pensioners with small references must have at least 33 years of contributions paid in, if you want to get a Supplement.

In the Union, there was until recently, criticism of the financing of the 1.3 to 1.6 billion euros estimated cost per year. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) wanted to use for a financial transaction tax. The is not in sight. Now the money comes from the Federal budget.

"Be. against this crisis not save"

the MPs Also decided that the financing of the stimulus package, the government wants to get the economy back on track "We will not save against this crisis," said Federal Minister of Finance
Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Thursday. The welfare state will not be restricted, but with the basic pension is now expanded.

The second supplementary budget for 2020 foresees a net lending of 61.8 billion euros. The Opposition criticized, the debt must for many years be abgestottert and be the opposite of the promise of Scholz.

In the vote, the coalition groups of the CDU/CSU and SPD for the second supplementary budget voted in the second and third reading. The budget Committee had been given on Wednesday evening, the green light. On Friday the Federal Council to conclude, in order.

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Updated Date: 02 July 2020, 09:19

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