Christian Hagist in the Stuttgarter Zeitung: "It is difficult to measure the economic damage that would result if hardly any subsidized new contracts were offered for some time. The fear is that without the Riester subsidy, an important savings incentive would be eliminated, at least for low-income earners and the lower middle class." And, "If politicians now drop the Riester pension, confidence in funded pensions would decline further."
Can Riester still be saved?
Concluding Riester contracts or a company pension could be become much more difficult from 2022 onwards.