What the union and spds have agreed on so far

What the union and spds have agreed on so far

Pension I: by 2025, the pension level, i.E. The ratio of pensions to wages, should not fall below 48 percent, and the contribution rate should not rise above 20 percent. This is what the groko partners want to fix in law. A pension commission is to be set up for the time thereafter. Mothers who gave birth to three or more children before 1992 will also have the third year of child-rearing credited to their pensions.

Pension II: those who have worked for decades, raised children and cared for relatives should receive a basic pension ten percent above the basic security level after 35 years of contributions. Self-employed to be obliged to provide for old age. Anyone who receives a reduced earning capacity pension early due to illness is to be treated in the same way under pension law as if they had worked up to the current retirement age.

FAMILY REUNION: the reunification of the nuclear family of refugees with limited protection, such as those from syria, will remain possible until august 31. July suspended. For the time being, details still have to be negotiated and put into law. The target is as follows: from 1. August, persons entitled to subsidiary protection will again be allowed to bring relatives to germany. However, only a limited number of up to 1,000 people per month, a maximum of 12,000 per year. How exactly they will be selected is unclear. In addition, there is an already existing hard-case regulation, i.E. A clause for special exceptions.

HEALTH INSURANCE: contributions to statutory health insurance should once again be paid equally by employers and employees – the SPD has already pushed this through in the exploratory talks. Currently, there is a fixed general contribution rate of 14.6 percent, which employers and employees pay in equal shares. In addition, however, there will be an additional contribution that members of the health insurance fund will have to shoulder alone. It averages 1 percent.

CARE: immediate action is to be taken to improve staffing levels and, as a first step, 8,000 new specialist positions are to be created. In addition, simplified possibilities for temporary leave and recreation for employees are planned. Care collective agreements should be easier to declare generally binding.

Labor market: the initially failed right of return from part-time to full-time is now to come – for companies with 45 or more employees. For 45 to 200 employees, this requirement is to be met by only one per 15 employees. Unemployment insurance contribution to drop by 0.3 percentage points. For the long-term unemployed, a new demand instrument "participation in the labor market for all" is to be introduced. A law on the immigration of skilled workers is to regulate and control the influx.

CARE: working conditions and pay in old people’s homes and clinics are to be improved "immediately and noticeably" to combat the shortage of care workers. Additional positions are to be demanded.

FAMILIES: child benefits are to rise by 25 euros per child per month – by another 10 euros in july 2019 and by a further 15 euros in january 2021. The child allowance will be increased accordingly. The child supplement for low-income families is also to be increased. Children’s rights should be enshrined in the constitution.

EDUCATION: the parties want to change the basic law so that the federal government can participate more strongly in the expansion of all-day schools in the municipalities. To this end, section 104c of the constitution is to be amended. So far, federal financial aid is only permitted for financially weak municipalities. According to SPD politician hubertus heil, two billion euros are to be made available for the expansion of all-day schools and for childcare, and a legal right to all-day childcare is to be introduced. One billion to be used for bafog reform.

FINANCES: the solidarity surcharge is to be gradually abolished – in this election period with a "clear first step" that will provide full relief for around 90 percent of payers. There will be no tax increases for citizens. For the budget, the goal of a "black zero," i.E., no new debt, remains valid. Countries to receive a total of eight billion euros for refugee costs by 2021.

SECURITY: 7500 additional positions are to be created in the federal and state security agencies, as well as 2000 new positions in the judiciary. Uniform standards to be introduced nationwide for dealing with terrorist threats.

MIGRATION: the influx of refugees should not exceed 180,000 to 220,000 per year. Asylum procedures are to take place in "central reception, decision-making and return facilities" in the future. The currently suspended family reunion for refugees with limited protection status is to be strictly limited – limited to 1000 people per month and under several conditions.

HOUSING: housing construction is to be encouraged with tax incentives and families are to be supported in building their own homes. The rent brake is to be tested for effectiveness.

DEFENSE: RUST exports to be further restricted even with stricter guidelines. German troops in afghanistan and mali to be increased, but military participation in the fight against the islamic state terrorist militia to be reduced.

EUROPE: germany should become active in the debate on strengthening the eu. Together with france, the euro zone is to be reformed. The goal is also a "solidarity-based sharing of responsibility in the EU" in refugee policy. In general: "we are also prepared to increase germany’s contribution to the EU budget."

DEMOCRACY: programs against left-wing and right-wing extremism, islamism and anti-semitism are to be expanded. A commission is to make proposals for possible further elements of direct democracy.

ENERGY AND CLIMATE PROTECTION: the climate protection target for 2030 is to be achieved "in any case" and the "action gap" in the targeted reduction of CO2 emissions by 2020 is to be closed as quickly as possible. A commission is to draw up the mabnahmen by the end of 2018. Attention should be paid to security of supply, cleanliness, economic viability and implementation without structural disruptions. Renewable energies are to be expanded more rapidly – to a share of 65 percent of electricity consumption by 2030. Grid expansion is also to be speeded up.

TRAFFIC ROUTES: the recent increase in federal investment in traffic routes is to be continued "at least at the current level. An "acceleration law" is to facilitate planning and construction for "transport, infrastructure, energy and housing.

DIESEL: driving bans due to air pollution in cities are to be avoided – among other things with "more efficient and cleaner combustion engines, including retrofitting". Municipalities to get more money for air pollution control and transport projects.

GLYPHOSATE: following the controversial further EU approval, the use of the weedicide is to be restricted nationally and "fundamentally ended as quickly as possible". The cultivation of genetically modified plants is to be prohibited by uniform nationwide regulations.

ANIMAL WELFARE: meat from better animal husbandry is to be labeled with an animal welfare label, as has been planned for a long time. To put an end to the mass killing of male cows. "We reject patents on plants and animals."

DIGITALIZATION: fast internet with gigabit networks to provide flat coverage by 2025. All content will continue to be transported at the same speed on the internet – network neutrality will be maintained.

CONSUMER PROTECTION: for cases with many affected parties, such as the diesel scandal, a model declaratory action is to be made possible.


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