Family Minister expects basic child security in 2025

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Berlin (dts) - Federal Family Minister Lisa Paus (Greens) expects basic child welfare to come as planned in 2025, despite criticism of the project. "That's what I'm expecting. Discussions are ongoing in Parliament. Then the further schedule will be specified,” said Paus to the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Saturday edition). It is their “central motivation that children in Germany do not have to grow up in poverty”.

Many experts and associations considered basic child welfare to be a “very effective means of combating child poverty,” said the Green politician. “Given the shortage of skilled workers, we cannot afford for one in five children to grow up in poverty and therefore have fewer opportunities. We cannot accept that,” said the minister.

At the same time, the educational infrastructure and the quality in daycare centers must be improved. “Both belong together,” explained Paus.

Basic child security is currently being discussed by the traffic light coalition factions in the Bundestag. The FDP has major reservations about the project. Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) stated as a condition for the introduction that the basic child benefit no longer causes bureaucracy and that work incentives for parents remain.