Posts tagged ‘pension’

November 21, 2011

Germany Opens Old Wounds

In recent weeks Germany’s decision to tax Belgian pensioners and widows that receive pensions has been implemented leaving them understandably upset.  This is not least because they were former slave labourers forced to work for Germany during the war and the pension was meant to provide compensation.

Some of these pensioners are in their 80s and suffered years of trauma once they returned home.  The rate of tax Germany wants to charge

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June 30, 2011

Strike It Lucky

Is it true that the older you become, the more right-wing you become?  I fancy myself as quite the socialist but as I sit here in Delhi reading about the teachers’ strike in England I find my sympathy somewhat waning.

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