The pension debate is based on a deceptive standard

Pensioners in Berlin The level of pensions will probably rise in the crisis. This does not give pensioners more money. (Photo: dpa) A commission of ten experts was to create what the Union and the SPD failed to achieve in their coalition negotiations: to develop a perspective for retirement in an aging society. The chances […]

The corona crisis shows the strength of the social market economy

Some of them now want to cook their ideological soup on these decisions. The daily newspaper “taz” proclaims the “Corona twilight for neoliberalism” because of the state measures. And Juso boss Kevin Kühnert explains in a generous pose that howl of triumph is out of place. The suggestion that he brought corporate groups into play […]

Merkel cannot get rid of the exit debate

Berlin The Chancellor asked the citizens for patience. Given the increasing number of new infections, it was not yet time to talk about easing the measures against the corona epidemic, said Angela Merkel. However, the Chancellor’s admonishing words do not prevent the debate on ending the two-week standstill in society and the economy from picking […]

Dismay at the sudden death of Hesse’s finance minister

Thomas Schafer He was considered the Crown Prince of Hesse’s Prime Minister Volker Bouffier. (Photo: imago images / Jörg Halisch) Berlin As Hesse’s Minister of Finance, Thomas Schäfer was a numbers man. The 54-year-old also had a humorous side and was never at a loss for a saying, not even at his own expense. He […]

For Hubertus Heil, life and health have priority

Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) warns against removing the restrictions too quickly in the corona crisis out of consideration for the economy and thereby risking the life or health of people. “We will evaluate whether the social interruptions will work in two to three weeks,” Heil said in an interview with the Handelsblatt. “If we […]

For Hubertus Heil, life and health have priority

Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) warns against removing the restrictions too quickly in the corona crisis out of consideration for the economy and thereby risking the life or health of people. “We will evaluate in two to three weeks whether the interruption of social contacts will work,” Heil said in an interview with the Handelsblatt. […]

Petersberger climate dialogue moved to the network because of Corona

Dhe corona crisis is also upsetting the schedule of global climate negotiations. The Federal Government does not want to cancel an important milestone on the way to the next climate summit – and puts the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, an annual international meeting in Berlin, online. Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) even hopes that people will […]

Scholz against loosening because of the economy

VChancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has spoken out against loosening the coronavirus restrictions for economic reasons. The restrictions are very massive, but it is a matter of life and death, the Federal Minister of Finance told “Bild am Sonntag”. “I oppose any of these cynical considerations that people have to put up with death in order […]

Why zombie companies can count on help

Olaf Scholz The Federal Minister of Finance wants to protect the economy extensively. (Photo: AFP) Frankfurt Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) unpacked the bazooka. With economic aid for companies that are in need due to the corona crisis, they are supposed to pad, not spill. The Bundestag passed an aid program worth hundreds of […]

“We are not that far yet”

Berlin Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) receives support from the coalition partner SPD in the debate about the restrictions due to the corona crisis. The fastest possible return to normalcy was “our goal,” SPD chief Norbert Walter-Borjans told the newspapers of the Funke media group. “But we are not there yet. The Chancellor is right with […]