Berlin (dpa) - SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans has called for an expansion of the planned basic pension beyond the coalition compromise. The SPD remains committed to extending it to all pensioners who have worked for more than 33 years, Walter-Borjans told the newspapers of the Funke media group. An entitlement to a pension after a long but poorly paid working life should not be a question of further income, for example from the spouse. To respect that, however, fails because of the CDU and CSU.
Pension: SPD leader Walter-Borjans calls for expansion of the basic pension
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