Armenians protest introduction of mandatory private pensions

September 29, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgProtesters have argued that people should be able to decide what happens to their salaries, and that any supplementary pension payment should be voluntary.Some news sources reported that the protesters have also filed a petition with the Constitutional Court.So far, the government has made no comment on the protests or the petition. Thousands of Armenians have taken to the streets to protest the mandatory funding of the second-pillar pension system, introduced at the beginning of this year.According to reports from French news agency AFP, approximately 6,000 protesters marched in the Armenian capital of Yerevan over the weekend to protest against the government’s controversial decision. Since 1 January, all Armenians born after 1974 have had to transfer 5% of their salaries to newly created pension funds managed by the local subsidiaries of France’s Amundi and Germany’s Talanx Asset Management.According to the AFP, Naira Zohrabyan, secretary of opposition party Prosperous Armenia, described the law as a “racket”, allowing the government to “get its hands into people’s pockets”.last_img read more

Thiago: “It would be wonderful to end my career at Bayern”

May 14, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThiago feels comfortable in Munich and does not seem to have a feeling of belonging to any place. “I do not believe in patriotism, I do not believe in the flag. Nothing roots me. I have grown up in different cities and countries, in different cultures. I am as I am thanks to it. I respect religions and thoughts, and I am open to everything, because that makes you understand more, learn more “, Explain. Bayern values ​​him. And she wants to keep him. “I am optimistic about the idea of ​​being able to renew him,” stressed President Herbert Hainer. speaking to kicker. The Bayern directive still has some renovations pending in its squad, including that of Thiago. The Spanish midfielder’s contract expires in the summer of 2021Therefore, the club has already set to work to extend the link of the Spanish international with the Allianz Arena. What’s more, Thiago himself seems to have an interest in remaining in the ranks of the Bundesliga champion and does not even rule out remaining at Bayern until the moment he decides to hang up his boots.In an interview with La Vanguardia, the former FC Barcelona flirted with the idea of ​​ending his career in Munich: “There have to be many things. You must be at your level. Maybe the club is suddenly looking for a guy on your ninety-subway site … But it would be a wonderful club to finish a race. “ When asked about a possible return to LaLiga and being able to play with his brother Rafinha on the same team, Thiago added: “We think about it every year. But it is very difficult. It would be a joy to meet one of the best players I know who is also my brother.”last_img read more