Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Merkel wants to unify the pension and holidays in the EU

Berlin. .- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, wants to unify the retirement age and vacations in different countries of the European Union (EU), including Spain, given the great differences that exist. Chancellor last night criticized the early retirement and holiday periods in some countries in an act of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), who presides in the town of Meschede, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

It is not only not to borrow more, "but that in countries like Greece, Spain, Portugal will not occur prior to retirement in Germany" and "everybody striving a bit the same way, this is important." "We can not have a currency (common) and that some have many holidays and others very few.

In the long run this does not work," said Merkel. Germany is extending the retirement age gradually from 65 to 67 years, the law provides in this country a minimum annual leave for employees working 24 days a year. Merkel reiterated Germany's solidarity with Greece at the time of the Hellenic nation overcome its debt and budgetary crisis, although linked to tough negotiations.

"Of course I bet on the euro and of course we do not want to fail and that (a crisis) will drag us all," Merkel said in the same spot. He added that "we can not just be supportive and say that these countries can continue business as usual. Yes, Germany helps, but Germany only helps if others are struggling.

And we must prove it. "Stressing that the euro remains a stable currency, the Chancellor said finally that" the truth is also that if we are alert in the future that can be otherwise. And so all states must adhere to the basis for action must be strong management. "

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