Guest Houses in Germany

Pensions in Germany are based on a „three pillar system“. [1]

  • First pillar: mandatory state pension insurance ( gesetzliche rentenversicherung ). This part of the basic social security system. All employees and employers pay a percentage of wages into this system.
  • Second pillar: Voluntary Occupational Pension Insurance
  • Third pillar: private insurance

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Poverty in Germany

Poverty in Germany refers to people living in relative poverty in Germany .

During the last decades the number of people living in poverty has increased. Children are more likely to be poor than adults. There has been a growth in the number of poor children. In 1965 only one in 75 children lived on welfare, in 2007 one in 6 did. [1] Read More…

Susanne Wiest

Susanne Wiest (born 16 January 1967) is an activist for the unconditional basic income who lives in Greifswald , Germany. [1]

A childcare worker, Susanne Wiest is known in Germany for having launched a petition to the German Parliament [2] asking for the implementation of a basic income of 1,000 Euros a month. The petition went so viral that it did not receive more than 52,000 signatures of support, but the hosting services were overloaded in the last days of the collection, [3] forcing the Bundestag to extend the duration of the petition for one week. [4] Read More…

Götz Werner

Götz Wolfgang Werner (born 5 February 1944 in Heidelberg ) is the founder, co-owner, and member of the advisory board of dm-drogerie markt , a German drugstore chain. [1] He led the company for 35 years. From October 2003 till September 2010, he was head of the Cross-Department Group for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology . Read More…

Pirate Party Germany

The Pirate Party Germany ( German : Piratenpartei Deutschland ), Commonly Known As Pirates (German: Piraten ), is a political party in Germany founded in September 2006 at c-base . It states general agreement with the Swedish Piratpartiet [4] [5] as a party of the information society ; It is part of the international movement of pirate parties and a member of the Pirate Parties International . In 2011/12, the party succeeded in Attaining a high enough voting share to enter oven state Parliaments ( Berlin ,North Rhine-Westphalia , Saarland and Schleswig-Holstein ) [6] and the European Parliament . However, their popularity has declined and by 2017 they have no representation in any of the German state parliaments. Their one European MP, Julia Reda , has joined the Greens / EFA group. Read More…

The Basic Income

The Basic income, a cultural impulse is a German-Swiss documentary that promotes the idea of ​​a Basic income . The film, directed by Daniel Häni and Enno Schmidt , was published in 2008. Since then, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian , Japanese, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, and Spanish.

The documentary has been broadcasts 500,000 views by 2012 according to the official website. [1] Versions with subtitles in many languages ​​and dubbed versions in English and Slovak can be viewed on YouTube . Read More…

Basic income in Germany

Basic income in Germany ( German: Grundeinkommen ), has been debated since the 1980s. There is a national network and many local groups. Some of the most famous proponents for the reform are Götz Werner , Katja Kipping and Susanne Wiest . German political parties who are working for a basic income are the Pirate Party Germany , [1] [2] Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen, Die Violetten and since 2016 the Bündnis Gundeinkommmen , which gained admission to the German federal election in 2017. Read More…


Social benefit to § 28 SGB II is a special performance of the German welfare system, which the social assistance (HLU) from the Twelfth Book

  • are not of working age and
  • 3 SGB II leben und live with able bodied people who qualify for benefits under SGB II, in a „unit“ within the meaning of § 7 para 3 SGB II (such as a family)
  • if they are not entitled to basic protection under § 41 SGB XII.

In addition, not employable, are eligible for EED to the social benefit.

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Healthcare in Germany

Germany has a universal [1] multi-payer health care system ( Gesetzliche Krankenversicherung ) officially called „sickness funds“ ( private Krankenkassen ) and private health insurance ( private Krankenversicherung ), colloquially also called „(private ) sickness funds „. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

The turnover of US $ 368.78 billion in 2010, equivalent to 11.6 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and about US $ 4,505 (€ 3,510) per capita. [7] According to the World Health Organization , Germany’s health care system was 77% government-funded and 23% privately funded as of 2004. [8] In 2004 Germany ranked thirtieth in the world in life expectancy (78 years for men). It was a very low mortality rate (4.7 per 1,000 live births3.3 per 1,000 persons, and 3.3 per 1,000 persons. In 2001 total expenditure on health amounted to 10.8 percent of gross domestic product. [9] Read More…