German State Pensions

I was surfing the web a while ago when I stumbled upon the German Pensions (Deutsche Rentenversicherung) website and was pleased to see it contains some useful downloadable brochures in English and six other languages on State pensions for EU and non-EU citizens.

Of course, for those Brits amongst us everything in that respect is up in the air now, but at least it gives an overview as to how things work at the moment, and we can get an idea of what the rules might be following the worst case Brexit scenario.

The website can be found here and the downloadable brochures here.

“Brexit” Referendum

Well, Europe waits in anticipation as Britain goes to what must the most important poll in history – the referendum on whether to stay in Europe or not.

I am not going to go all political here as my opinions in this respect are very personal to me, and besides I am unfortunately (and annoyingly) not allowed to vote as I have not been resident in Britain for a long time.

However, I do urge those who are eligible to vote to make sure they do so, and to use that vote wisely without being swayed by the utter garbage that much of the press and even public figures have been broadcasting lately. Vote with your head, not with your feet…