Klijnsma calls for choice, solidarity and collectivity in pensions dialogue

first_imgPart of the dialogue will be nationwide meetings, where the Cabinet aims to check and supplement its own views, she said.She added that, depending on the interest and needs arising from these sessions, platforms for specific groups could be established.Klijnsma stressed that anyone with ideas about a sustainable pensions system could participate in the national dialogue, which will be held between September and December.The results of the broad discussion are to be laid down in a framework note, which will also include findings on the issue of the Social and Economic Council (SER).The state secretary said the outline note would include trends in society and experiences with foreign pension systems, and would be tabled in Parliament next spring.She added that the Cabinet would also address the consequences for the design of the system update, as well as possible transition routes and policy variants. Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs, has said freedom of choice on pension arrangements, solidarity on risks and income and which collective approach and players should shoulder which responsibilities will be the main issues in the ongoing debate over the long-term future of the Dutch pensions system.Outlining her plans for future talks, Klijnsma said a new website, www.denationalepensioendialoog.nl, would become the focal point for the debate.She said the site – which is to go live in mid-August – would not only provide insight into the government’s orientation via surveys and polls but also contain links to the policy documents of important players in the debate. To support to dialogue process, Klijnsma presented a clarification of the definitions of the crucial concepts for the discussion.last_img read more

Neuer is upset by the leaks of his renewal

first_imgAlthough this amount is not entirely extraordinary within the Bayern squad – Robert Lewandowski is said to earn more – it is something that these moments it can provoke rejection by the fans and public opinion. The goal Manuel Neuer is upset by the leaks that have jumped to the media about his negotiations to renew with Bayern, which may threaten his good name, according to information in the Munich daily “Süddeutsche Zeitung”.The Munich newspaper refers in the first place to an information published in the magazine “Sportbild” according to which the agent of Neuer, Thomas Kroth, would have asked the captain of Bayern and the German team an annual salary of 20 million euros. Already at the beginning of the year there had been winds of crisis after a conversation between Neuer and Bayern’s sports director, Hasan Salhamidzic, was reflected in the media. In that conversation, according to the information that was circulated, Neuer would have refused to give minutes in some games to Alexander Nubel, that he will arrive at Bayern next season and that he must be prepared to relieve the current owner in the future.Another detail that was disclosed by the press are alleged differences between Neuer and Bayern regarding the duration of the new contract.criticsThe discussion about the renovation has already earned Neuer attacks and criticism. Lothar MatthäusFor example, he said that the goalkeeper should remember that gratitude was not a one-way thing and that Bayern had been faithful to him during the injury he had that left him out of the fields for almost a full season. Matthäus also recalled that Bayern had closed ranks around Neuer when Marc André ter Stegen admitted his desire to relieve him as the starter of the German national team.According to a survey by Kicker magazine, More than 70 percent of fans believe that Bayern should not give in to Neuer’s claims.Neuer, 34, has a contract with Bayern until 2021. The club would have offered him a renewal until 2023 but Neuer wants a new contract for 5 years, according to the media.last_img read more