Public Evening (in German): What are the Limits of the Welfare State?



Tuesday, 15. October 2013 | 20:00 Uhr

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What are the Limits of the Welfare State?

The welfare state is under severe pressure. The social costs in Switzerland continue to increase. How can these costs be financed? And .. is the young generation financially secure enough in the future? This and other issues were discussed at the Academia Engelberg Foundation’s public evening event at the Hotel Bellevue together with some 180 participants from the region.National Councilor for the Canton of Lucerne Prisca Birrer-Heimo, State Councilor for the Canton of Nidwalden Paul Niederberger, Martin Flügel, President of Travail Suisse, and Andreas Müller, Vice President of Avenir Suisse, discussed the pros and cons under the leadership of Jürg Krummenacher, Professor at the University of Lucerne. The guests were welcomed by Engelberg Municipal Councilor XXX. Hans Wallimann, State Councilor for the Canton of Obwalden, provided the introduction to the topic.It was also Hans Wallimann who offered some provocative suggestions right at the beginning. For example he said that in order to avoid congestion in old-age and nursing homes, every person claiming a living area of more than 50 m2 should have to compensate by accommodating a person over the age of 70. If they refuse, a penalty tax looms.See for yourself how these and other suggestions were received.Media releases on the evening in PDF format

Participants

Einführung:
Hans Wallimann, Regierungsrat OW

Diskussionsleitung:
Jürg Krummenacher, Hochschule Luzern

Diskussionsteilnehmer:
Prisca Birrer-Heimo, Nationalrätin
Paul Niederberger, Ständerat
Martin Flügel, Travail Suisse
Andreas Müller, Vize-Direktor Avenir Suisse

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