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Refugees apparently did not boost the German economy: Rainer Dulger calls for a retirement age over 67 years


The President of the Federation of German Employers' Associations Rainer Dulger has called for a retirement age over 67 years due to increasing life expectancy.

Berlin - "We will all have to work longer so that the social systems continue to function and my children still have a chance of an affordable pension," he told the Rheinische Post. "The retirement age must be linked to increasing life expectancy," said the President of the Federation of German Employers' Associations (BDA). Of course, one should differentiate here: "A roofer can no longer stand on the roof at the age of 67, he would no longer be physically able to do so. But he may be able to do other tasks in the company." said Dulger. "We also need more incentives for private and company pension schemes." The tax exemptions for old-age provision must be increased significantly and rise faster in the coming years," he demanded.

"We urgently need the restructuring of old-age provision in the next legislative period." The generation contract is "a time bomb," said Dulger. "We will not be able to defuse it only with cosmetic measures," he said.

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