More than 30 years after reunification, the pension level in East Germany is still well below the level in West Germany. In 2021, for example, pensioners in eastern Germany received an average of EUR 1,329 after 45 years of contributions, compared to EUR 1,527 in western Germany.
There can be no question of a pension unit in Germany, said the Leipzig MP to the RND. He spoke of a "disregard for the lifetime achievements of the East Germans". Lower Eastern wages would result in lower Eastern pensions. "We must finally break out of this vicious circle, in which many more years will be trapped."