Finance

This is how much money jamaica can spend

This is how much money jamaica can spend

The monthly report
of the Federal Ministry of Finance is reading for experts. It contains many figures, tables and graphs – reading pleasure looks different. However, the Jamaica negotiators, who met for the first time in a large group on Friday, should be pleased with the current ie, because the magazine, which was published on the same day, contains good news. To be expected
"a dynamic continuation of the economic upswing in Germany," it says, for example. This means more jobs, higher corporate profits and more tax revenues. And that means more money to distribute.

Rarely has there been a good start to
Coalition negotiations as much money available as this year. Rarely, however, have the promises made by the parties involved been so expensive. If you add up all the plans and wishes that are in the election programs of the CDU, CSU, FDP and Greens, you easily end up with 100 billion euros. However, the future coalition partners only have a good 30 billion euros at their disposal – not for one year, but for all four years of the legislative period together. This is how much economic researchers, financial politicians and even the opposition estimate the financial reserves to be.

But this sum is a good starting point for calculations. The officials of Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble (CDU) estimate that tax revenues will continue to flow well. The "robust" development up to and including September shows that companies expect good profits in the near future, he added. Next year, the absolute record number of 45 million people will be in work. Overall, the economic boom will last at least until the end of the election period: "The normal economic situation will be reached in 2022," the report says.

Finance

Dosb boss hormann: the shambles of the power seeker

Dosb boss hormann: the shambles of the power seeker

The power man Alfons Hormann has lost his last fight for the time being. In any case, the president of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has announced his retirement and will not stand for re-election in December; an extraordinary new election that he had initially vehemently resisted. With his intransigent handling of accusations from employees about his allegedly inappropriate management style, Hormann continued to exacerbate the crisis – and now, then, Germany's two largest and most powerful sports federations are struggling to regain their credibility shortly before the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The DOSB just like the German Football Association.

It is not necessarily an accusation to call Hormann a power seeker. Anyone who tries to lead one of the world's largest sports federations must have a good feeling for compromise, alliances and going it alone. Anyone approaching the 60-year-old could gather many another cliche. Each of them indicates the necessary toughness for the office, but taken together they paint a picture of at least a difficult character.

Alfons Hormann, a Bavarian legend

Hormann is from the Allgau, born in Kempten, and likes to see and stage himself as what is commonly referred to in the Free State as a Bavarian "Urgestein". He first earned his money in an executive position in the construction industry. Before Hormann succeeded Thomas Bach, who moved to the IOC, at the DOSB in December 2013, the longtime ski official and DSV president had to deny allegations of violations of antitrust law. An offense he finally admitted to in 2015 and was punished by paying a fine. Hormann's power-seeking gene is also evident in his political activities for the CSU – he was a local councillor and second mayor in Sulzberg, as well as a member of parliament in the district of Oberallgau and chairman of the CSU parliamentary group in the district council.

Finance

This changes now for pensioners in the tax assessment

Tax assessments, which are possibly based on double taxation of pensions, should initially only be ied provisionally. For affected Pensioners this is good news, because they will no longer have to appeal their tax assessment if they object to it, according to a letter from the Federal Ministry of Finance.

The amendment concerns Tax assessments, which will happen in the future – but may also relate to earlier tax payments. The letter is addressed to the supreme tax authorities of the federal states; it applies with immediate effect.

Accordingly, the new regulations affect all people who since 2005 have received pensions from the statutory pension insurance, from a professional pension fund or a Rurup pension and whose Tax assessment notice are not yet final.

Finance

Fraud scams in helmstedt and wolfsburg: fake reminders

Fraud scams in helmstedt and wolfsburg: fake reminders

One new scam made in the County of Helmstedt and in Wolfsburg same three times in the past days the round. The Aggrieved parties received by mail a Reminder with a Request for payment, as the police communicates. It would be about Membership, a Subscription or an outstanding amount for a Supposed service provided. The memberships or subscriptions are freely invented. In two cases, the scammers would have posed as a Collection agency and in one case ied as an Amazon.

If one did not conclude the membership or the subscription, no money should be transferred

The police advises that the received reminder to check carefully. If one had not concluded the membership or subscription, no money should be transferred. The same applies to allegedly rendered services. In addition the demanding enterprise should be taken under the magnifying glass. If one is still unsure, the nearest police station to be visited.

Finance

Constitutional court rejects emergency appeal against electoral law reform

The federal election on 26. September can be held under the new electoral law adopted by the Union and SPD. The Federal Constitutional Court rejected a Emergency motion From, with which the FDP, Green and Left deputies wanted to overturn the amendments with immediate effect.

As the court stated in Karlsruhe announced on Friday, it wants to examine the reform closely in the main proceedings, however, the judges see possibly problematic points.

Read news about the Bundestag election in our newsblog
Bundestag: Parliament has become too big

Finance

Lena meyer-landrut: new album cover ripped off?

Plagiarism allegations there are in the music scene again and again, mostly it concerns presumed abgekupferte melodies – rarer Cover. But this is exactly what singer Lena Meyer-Landrut now confronted. After being quiet for a long time, Lena recently got back in touch on Instagram. In the run-up to her new album, the songwriter also released the cover of her EP "Child.

On it to see the 30-year-old artist, besides blossoms. The Brazilian indie musician, who lives in Germany, is offended by that Dillon. "You should be so damn ashamed of yourself for stealing from a female, commercially less successful artist! Your behavior is just another perfect example of the abuse of power by an individual driven by greed for money. Shame on you!", She writes on Instagram.

Lena Meyer-Landruth: singer Dillon beats out phone call

Dillon had an album in 2017 also titled "Child" Published. In her opinion, the cover resembles each other so much that it is plagiarism. Lena Meyer-Landrut sees herself wrongly accused. She wrote the apparently angry colleague a private message and offered to talk on the phone. But Dillon turned down the offer.

Finance

Grizzlies goal: “we want to be back in the top 6”

Grizzlies goal: 'we want to be back in the top 6'

The runner-up is hot for the new challenge. When the Grizzlies Wolfsburg start their eleventh season in the German Ice Hockey League on Friday at newcomer Bremerhaven, they have already won the first tough battles behind the scenes. After the reduction of the budget of main sponsor VW, it was necessary to plug a mid-six-figure financial gap. This has obviously worked out well.

"We are leaders of the middle class," says Detlef Wittig, looking at the budget. The former VW top manager is the Grizzlies' supervisory board boss. With the outbreak of the VW emissions scandal a year ago, the air also became thinner for them. According to reports, VW has reduced the group's commitment by 500,000 euros compared to the previous year. Nevertheless, with an estimated total budget of 7.2 million euros, the Grizzlies managed to rank seventh in the budget table behind the top clubs Munich, Cologne, Mannheim, Berlin, Ingolstadt and Nuremberg, which are beyond or just below the 10-million mark – with a large deficit.

"We have a budget at the same level as previous years," ares Wittig. "We have a basis on which to work," also attests manager Charly Fliegauf. 18 players of the old squad remained, so far six new arrivals came. The most prominent are U.S. defenseman Jeremy Dehner from Munich and Canada import Kris Foucault (last Zurich) and national player Alexander Weib from Cologne in the offense. A foreign top center is still to come. But the cost-cutting measures are also making themselves felt in the squad. The was reduced. The club refrained from signing a tenth foreigner at the start of the season.

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Savings proposal on the meesche was controversial

Savings proposal on the meesche was controversial

Twice the topic new building of the sports facility Meesche stood on the agenda of the recent council meeting. On the one hand, the Council had to take note of enormous additional expenditures, and on the other hand, it had to decide on a savings proposal from the administration on 15.000 euros decide. The 15.000 could be saved if the red coloring of the asphalt path at the Meesche sports facility were dispensed with, according to the savings proposal from the construction administration.

This proposal criticized Green councillor Stefan Brix for aesthetic reasons: "This would save 0.18 percent of the total costs." He received support from Rudolf Ordon (FDP): With a construction for the next 30 years, it comes down to these 15.000 euro also no longer to." The FDP councillor also said: "Money could have been saved on the larger movement area." Birgit Oppermann (CDU) said: "It is irrelevant whether the path is red or black. It is not insignificant, however, 15.000 euros in savings." Her faction colleague Winfried Pink also reported that a dyed asphalt in Ahlum would have lasted only two years. With nine votes against and one abstention, the council agrees to the savings proposal.

However, this saving is only a drop in the bucket, because the costs for the redesign of the Meesche rise again to now a total of 13.58 million euros, including the work still to be done for the construction of a new bridge to the Meesche and a parking lot at the tangent next to the Meesche. The Council now learned of two overbudgeted expenditures that it had to take note of. The construction of the functional building with changing rooms and exercise room, which is to be ready for occupancy in April 2020, will add 12 percent or exactly 462.000 euros more expensive and will now cost 4.11 million euros. The fiber optic connection for the building and the results of the tender have led to this cost increase.

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Pension: basic pension causes frustration among pensioners

Pension: basic pension causes frustration among pensioners

The first retirees have received surcharges on their retirement benefits from the basic pension receive. In July, the German Pension Insurance (DRV) had already sent the first notices to entitled persons.

But some pensioners and retirees will struggle with the Payout their surcharges still have to be patient until 2023. It is not the only point of criticism at the present basic pension regulation.

Basic pension: Does it turn out to be a bureaucracy monster as feared??

That some pensioners and retirees still have to wait more than a year for the payment of their basic pension claims, is due to the high Administrative expenses in the examination by the DRV. Whereupon these also already before entry into force of the appropriate law to the 1. January 2021 pointed out.