In their search for solutions to combat high inflation, economists are in favor of raising the retirement age even further and are proposing a retirement age of 70. More and more pensioners are faced with fewer and fewer employees. This could lead to further increases in prices.
Economists are calling for retirement at 70 – to cushion rising prices and to link work to increasing life expectancy. The economic researcher Gunther Schnabl told the “Bild”: “The retirement age must rise. Germany already has a huge problem with skilled workers, hundreds of thousands of jobs are unfilled.” As a result, among other things, wages would have to rise sharply in the next few years, making goods and other services much more expensive, said Schnabl.
The Vice President of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Stefan Kooths, said “Bild”: “The mix of aging society, high debt and energy transition will become an increasing threat to price stability in the coming years.”
Proposals by the Scientific Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology about a reform towards retirement at 68 caused a great deal of excitement last summer. According to the current legal situation, the age limit for the pension will be gradually raised from 65 to 67 years without deductions by 2029.
A traffic control has escalated in Munich. Because a Porsche driver raced towards them, two police officers were forced to use their firearms.
A 13-year-old boy found 14,900 euros in cash at an S-Bahn station. But instead of taking the money he found to the police, he made a nice living with friends and squandered a large part of the sum. Only the parents of the children ended the life of luxury.
More than a year and a half after the theft of millions in the main customs office in Emmerich in North Rhine-Westphalia, four suspects have been identified. A German customs officer is among them. He is said to have provided the thieves with insider information.