Skilled workers wanted: Employers don't think much of the tax bonus for foreigners
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Skilled workers wanted: Employers don't think much of the tax bonus ...
Relief in the cabinet: tax brackets are abolished - | what do the new rules bring?
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Relief in the cabinet: tax brackets are abolished - | what do the new ...
Bundeswehr: "The threat is serious" - | Pistorius rejects FDP criticism of new military service model
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Bundeswehr:
Quick Glance: Wehrdienst: Pistorius contradicts FDP
  • Defense Minister Pistorius refutes FDP criticism of his military service model.

  • He argues that security and defense require funding and credible deterrence.

  • FDP ministers criticize the high costs of compulsory military service and gender equality issues.

  • Pistorius emphasizes the seriousness of the threat and the urgency to take action.
Retirement at 70: Manager wants to force a group to work longer: Anyone whose job is not too physically demanding should work until they are 70 years old ...
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Retirement at 70: Manager wants to force a group to work longer
The Chancellor and the three ???: When the budget threatened to collapse, Olaf Scholz came up with an idea. His successor as finance minister now looks to ...
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The Chancellor and the three ???
Forgotten loans?: Government threatens an even bigger billion-dollar hole in the budget
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Forgotten loans?: Government threatens an even bigger billion-dollar hole ...
Budget: “We are being passed on to the back,” warns Lindner: The traffic light has laboriously come to a draft budget for 2025. The traffic light government has ...
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Budget: “We are being passed on to the back,” warns Lindner
News podcast: The chancellor wants to do it again: Olaf Scholz leaves no doubt: Despite poor poll ratings, he wants to run for chancellor again ...
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News podcast: The chancellor wants to do it again
Quick Glance: Olaf Scholz: Chancellor Candidacy and Bright Future Prospects
  • At the summer press conference, Olaf Scholz announced his candidacy for Chancellor again and praised the economic policies of the federal government.

  • Scholz emphasized a bright future for Germany, focusing on the upcoming world rather than describing the current status quo.

  • He predicted a successful future for himself and the Social Democrats, highlighted the positive aspects of his government and the country's progress.

  • Scholz advocated for social cohesion, welfare state, and more protection through the Bundeswehr and NATO, emphasizing his foreign policy and goals for the future.
Federal government collects more taxes in the first half of the year: Despite the weak economy, the federal government collected more money than last year ...
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Federal government collects more taxes in the first half of the year
Budget 2025: Traffic light wants to save billions of euros in citizens' money and pensions
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Budget 2025: Traffic light wants to save billions of euros in citizens' ...
Quick Glance: 2025 Budget: Ampel Aims to Save Billions on Citizen Allowance and Pension
  • The 2025 federal budget draft outlines significant savings in the citizen allowance sector to cut around 5.5 billion euros. Reduction in the number of citizen allowance recipients is planned, with reforms aiming to transition thousands into employment.

  • The government also plans to cut expenses on the subsidy to the pension fund. Finance Minister Lindner stresses the importance of limiting expenditures and implementing reforms for a more efficient social welfare system.

  • The 2025 budget includes projected additional revenue of 14.27 billion euros. The government aims to decrease the number of citizen allowance recipients and strengthen the job market.

  • Despite cost-cutting measures, federal payments to the pension fund are set to increase in 2025. Reductions in the federal subsidy could lead to higher pension contributions, a move criticized by some for its potential impact.
Quick Glance: Angela Merkel: Steinmeier Honors as Democracy Symbol
  • Former Chancellor Angela Merkel turns 70 and will celebrate her birthday privately.

  • Political figures like Gerhard Schröder, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and Olaf Scholz praise Merkel's political legacy and personality.

  • Markus Söder shows respect for Merkel's life achievements, while there are critical voices from the CDU.

  • Jens Spahn gives a mixed review of Merkel's chancellorship, with surveys indicating negative views on the political situation post Merkel's departure.
481 billion euros: Cabinet approves budget for 2025: The federal government wants to spend 481 billion euros in the coming year; the cabinet approved a ...
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481 billion euros: Cabinet approves budget for 2025
Christian Lindner rejects basic child protection: Finance Minister Lindner emphasized that Family Minister Paus's plans for basic child security will not be ...
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Christian Lindner rejects basic child protection
Germany slashes Ukraine funding in savings push: German leaders plan to halve aid to Ukraine just as Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S ...
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Germany slashes Ukraine funding in savings push
The golden hour of working hours - tax-free overtime doesn't help: To make work more attractive, overtime should be tax-free in future. Our columnist sees a ...
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The golden hour of working hours - tax-free overtime doesn't help
Comment: This budget is reminiscent of a divorce petition: The federal government has agreed on a draft budget by the skin of its teeth. However ...
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Comment: This budget is reminiscent of a divorce petition
Citizen's income: no increase for 2025? Bitter decision by the traffic light leaks out
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Citizen's income: no increase for 2025? Bitter decision by the traffic ...
Runs in the federal election: Kubicki dares to withdraw from the retreat: For weeks, Wolfgang Kubicki has presented himself as critical of traffic lights ...
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Runs in the federal election: Kubicki dares to withdraw from the retreat
After months of wrangling, the German government adopted the draft budget for 2025 and a growth package for the economy on Wednesday ... Show more

Budget: The traffic light is threatened with the next budget dispute
Lindner presents supplementary budget with 50 billion euros in new debt: The federal government will incur eleven billion euros more in debt this year than ...
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Lindner presents supplementary budget with 50 billion euros in new debt
Lindner presents the 2025 budget: Braun has a "really bad gut feeling": Following the political agreement with Chancellor Scholz and Economics Minister Habeck ...
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Lindner presents the 2025 budget: Braun has a
Plus initiative for growth: Federal Cabinet launches 2025 budget: The Federal Cabinet approves the budget for the coming year. This means that the draft ...
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Plus initiative for growth: Federal Cabinet launches 2025 budget
Tax classes 3 and 5: Why abolition is only fair: Finance Minister Christian Lindner wants to abolish tax classes 3 and 5 for married couples from 2030 ...
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Tax classes 3 and 5: Why abolition is only fair
Commentary about the Deutschlandticket and criticism of Lindner: The 49 euro ticket is a building block for the transport transition and thus for climate ...
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Commentary about the Deutschlandticket and criticism of Lindner
Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner is initiating a reform of tax brackets. The changes should be of particular interest to married couples and life ... Show more
Debate: Does the traffic light growth package keep what it promises?: Scholz, Habeck and Lindner have agreed on a growth package. But is it enough for the ...
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Debate: Does the traffic light growth package keep what it promises?
Bundeshaushalt: „Luftikus Haushalt“ – die wacklige Einigung von Scholz, Habeck und Lindner
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Bundeshaushalt: „Luftikus Haushalt“ – die wacklige Einigung von Scholz ...
Cum-Ex: Former chief investigator Brorhilker begins general criticism of the authorities
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Cum-Ex: Former chief investigator Brorhilker begins general criticism of ...
Tightening the citizen's income: class politics from above: 3 hours to work! Citizen's allowance recipients are being bullied with measures like this because the ...
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Tightening the citizen's income: class politics from above
Growth package: Tax rebate for foreign skilled workers causes controversy in the traffic lights
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Growth package: Tax rebate for foreign skilled workers causes controversy ...
Zwist in Ampel: Paus erwartet Ende des Ehegattensplittings – FDP widerspricht: Naht mit der Reform der Steuerklassen auch das Aus des umstrittenen ...
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Zwist in Ampel: Paus erwartet Ende des Ehegattensplittings – FDP ...
Christian Lindner: „Prinzengarde“ für den Minister? Bewaffnete Zöllner schützen Lindner
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Christian Lindner: „Prinzengarde“ für den Minister? Bewaffnete Zöllner ...
The G7 reach into their bag of tricks for Ukraine: Kiev is to receive 50 billion dollars before Donald Trump can stop it. Christian Lindner is also suddenly ...
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The G7 reach into their bag of tricks for Ukraine
Shortage of skilled workers: The high tax burden is not the only thing that deters foreigners
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Shortage of skilled workers: The high tax burden is not the only thing ...
Tax system: Tax Commission proposes drastic simplifications: New flat-rate working day allowance, lower corporate taxes: Two expert commissions have drawn up ...
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Tax system: Tax Commission proposes drastic simplifications
Steuererklärung in fünf Minuten: So soll die Steuer in Deutschland vereinfacht werden
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Steuererklärung in fünf Minuten: So soll die Steuer in Deutschland ...
Building cleaners criticize Lindner's snail pace: From 2030, married couples should use the factor method instead of tax classes III and V ...
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Building cleaners criticize Lindner's snail pace
Staff shortage: Heil doubts lower taxes for foreign skilled workers: How do you attract workers to the country? The coalition government has proposed tax relief ...
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Staff shortage: Heil doubts lower taxes for foreign skilled workers
Bundeswehr debate: Scholz ignores Pistorius' warnings?: Boris Pistorius seems to be hitting a wall with his demand for more billions of euros ...
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Bundeswehr debate: Scholz ignores Pistorius' warnings?
Companies want to save CO2: High interest in climate protection contracts: The climate protection agreements as a new instrument from Economics Minister Habeck ...
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Companies want to save CO2: High interest in climate protection contracts
Surprise in the budget: Ampel apparently wants to increase child benefit in 2026: An increase in child benefit is planned from 2025. According to reports ...
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Surprise in the budget: Ampel apparently wants to increase child benefit ...
Traffic light tax ideas are intense - what Ministers Lindner and Co. are thinking about
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Traffic light tax ideas are intense - what Ministers Lindner and Co ...
Traffic light plan: More pressure on citizens' benefit recipients and incentives for overtime should stimulate growth
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Traffic light plan: More pressure on citizens' benefit recipients and ...
Christian Lindner rejects criticism of planned tightening of citizens' benefits: The Finance Minister defends the new measures for recipients of citizen's ...
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Christian Lindner rejects criticism of planned tightening of citizens' ...
Comment: Tax reform for all instead of discounts for a few: A tax discount for foreign skilled workers is only a stopgap measure: The federal government's plan ...
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Comment: Tax reform for all instead of discounts for a few
What a wealth tax brings: billions in revenue or tax evasion abroad?: The majority of Germans are in favor of a wealth tax, but Finance Minister Lindner is ...
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What a wealth tax brings: billions in revenue or tax evasion abroad?
Spark: Hilton attacks Motel One with new hotel chain in Germany: Hilton attacks Motel One, IHG doubles its Holiday Inn locations, Hyatt sets the pace at Lindner ...
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Spark: Hilton attacks Motel One with new hotel chain in Germany
First details about the 2025 budget template: This is how the traffic light wants to relieve you of tax burden
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First details about the 2025 budget template: This is how the traffic ...
Lindner and Buschmann against Pistorius's military service model: Pistorius wants to introduce a new model of military service in order to attract more personnel ...
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Lindner and Buschmann against Pistorius's military service model
Quick Glance: FDP Opposes Pistorius' Military Service Model
  • Finance Minister Lindner and Justice Minister Buschmann reject Defense Minister Pistorius' military service model.

  • They focus on enhancing the attractiveness of the soldier profession and strengthening the role of reservists.

  • Pistorius' Light version of military service includes a 6-month basic training extendable up to 17 months.

  • Lindner and Buschmann highlight the costs and economic losses of a new general military service, emphasizing the importance of making the Bundeswehr a more appealing employer.
The “growth initiative” by Scholz, Habeck and Lindner goes beyond what one would have expected from the traffic light. But it's not enough. Show more
Bundeshaushalt: Konfliktprävention ist kein Streichposten: Finanzminister Christian Lindner will die Budgets von Außen- und Entwicklungsministerium stark kürzen ...
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Bundeshaushalt: Konfliktprävention ist kein Streichposten
Federal budget: slowed down: The federal government will spend a few billion less in 2025. Which ministries need to save - and which departments are still ...
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Federal budget: slowed down
How Germany's planned tax shake-up could affect you: Germany's Finance Minister Christian Lindner has some plans to shake up Germany's tax brackets with ...
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How Germany's planned tax shake-up could affect you
Tax return in 5 minutes? Expert commission is based on the Estonia model: The expert commission “Citizen-oriented Income Tax” has presented suggestions for ...
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Tax return in 5 minutes? Expert commission is based on the Estonia model
Higher price from October?: Transport ministers fight for Germany ticket: The Deutschlandticket is considered a great success among transport experts ...
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Higher price from October?: Transport ministers fight for Germany ticket
Dilapidated railway, broken roads: “We overslept it, friends”: Because the infrastructure is in a dilapidated state, freight traffic is stalled everywhere ...
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Dilapidated railway, broken roads: “We overslept it, friends”
Foreign skilled workers: tax rebates that divide: The Ampel government is planning tax breaks for foreign skilled workers and is being criticized for it ...
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Foreign skilled workers: tax rebates that divide
New flat rates, fewer tax returns: Two expert commissions have developed tax simplification proposals for Lindner. The finance minister is now examining what ... Show more
Budget 2025: Little remains of the planned basic child security: Family Minister Lisa Paus wanted to reach up to 5.6 million needy children with an all-round ...
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Budget 2025: Little remains of the planned basic child security
Simplifying the tax system: Good for tax advisors: The finance minister wants to reform the tax system. This is also urgently needed. But are fundamental ...
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Simplifying the tax system: Good for tax advisors
Budget 2025: "The wrong priorities have been set", criticize the Greens: The leaders of the traffic light coalition have agreed on key points for the 2025 budget ...
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Budget 2025:
After budget compromise: Strong criticism of Bundeswehr spending: Is the turning point already over? Defense Minister Pistorius wants a good six billion euros ...
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After budget compromise: Strong criticism of Bundeswehr spending
Finance Minister Christian Lindner and his tricks: More flexible than expected: On paper, Christian Lindner defended the debt brake for the budget resolution ...
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Finance Minister Christian Lindner and his tricks: More flexible than ...
Budget dispute: Lindner plans to take on new debt of 40 billion euros: The dispute over the 2025 budget draft is putting a strain on the traffic lights ...
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Budget dispute: Lindner plans to take on new debt of 40 billion euros
Ampel's 2025 budget is neither a break nor a departure: Even with coffers as empty as they currently are, the coalition is not really touching cherished vested ...
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Ampel's 2025 budget is neither a break nor a departure
News podcast: Serious attack plans against Rheinmetall boss: Russia was probably planning an assassination attempt on Rheinmetall boss Papperger ...
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News podcast: Serious attack plans against Rheinmetall boss
Quick Glance: US Report: Russian Assassination Attempt on Rheinmetall CEO Thwarted
  • The US and Germany foiled Russian assassination plans on Rheinmetall CEO Armin Papperger.

  • Russian agents planned the murder due to Rheinmetall's deliveries to Ukraine.

  • CEO Papperger now has personal protection and is under constant surveillance.

  • The German government takes threats from the Russian regime seriously and acts accordingly.
"This is discrimination against nationals": Strong condemnation of the traffic light proposal for tax relief for foreigners
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