Entlastungspaket: Ampel zufrieden, Kritik von Opposition | BR24
A few weeks ago the federal chancellor announced then that there was a dispute in his government coalition but now it is the third aid package with which citizens are going to be supported in the face of high energy prices. The State wants to allocate a total of 65,000 million euros for this you can be proud but there are some more question marks are smiling the leaders of the coalition of the traffic light have been negotiating in the chancellery for more than 18 hours up to 1 it has been an exhausting negotiation in the end there is a result 1 65 thousand million euros aid package is a lot what we are moving is necessary and should help citizens to get through this situation together with us specifically, the aid package includes three of these measures: pensioners now also receive a flat rate of energy price of 300 euros students 200 euros the right to housing benefit will be extended the planned citizen benefit will be increased and the child benefit will also be changed to 18e euros per child on the first of January and there is a proposal on the table for the successor to the new euro banknote the federal government wants to provide 1.5 billion euros for this we hope a banknote will be launched very soon in germany with prices of about 49 euros how will the relief be paid for the coalition had discussed extensively the spd and the greens wanted a tax on profits for companies that profit from the crisis the fdp and did not reach a compromise a tax that did not It is called income tax and extract random profits in the electricity market and to be able to use these additional services it is not innovation itself but only through the current situation to use them to relieve citizens of prices with money going to finance a brake on electricity prices is a real relief in the double-billion-digit range the amount of euros of what we are talking about here is a double digit amount of billions of euros within the electricity market that we are redistributing lindner is confident that the debt brake will be observed again next year despite all the new relief that stephanie strauss in berlin went on for us just like the coalition on this relief package that stephanie negotiated for 18 hours was that the three coalition partners sat together that made it all so tedious there were just so many different proposals on the table and in terms of content the three parties are also very far apart in parts, especially the spd and the greens with the fdp, we just heard that the fdp definitely did not want this profit tax and then there was another point, of course, the financing, we can't say exactly why the traffic light has turned on there.
It is prudent what you have already done in the coalition negotiations, simply nte kept her mouth shut and that's why she leaked very little. 65 billion wants to spend the state. Now where does so much money come from? amount of tax revenue from them inflation christian lindner said 32 billion euros for 22 and for 23 that is now a buffer but this 32 billion is still a long way from 65 billion so there is still some money missing and now there should be taxes on these random profits because they should be eliminated but that should be done at a european level there are already signs from the eu commission ursula von der leyen said excess profits from energy companies should be eliminated but the ue still has to agree on if and when she can do it it will take a while so there are still some unanswered questions about stephanie strauss live from berlin thank you very much for that yes and in the last few weeks there have been a lot of demands on the government about what the aid package should be demands from social organizations of the economy and also from the
opposition now that the package is available there are mixed reactions aces of industry and commerce are disappointed that the package presented almost exclusively counts on private households economists also criticize the most important challenge, namely the gas and electricity price shock will not be resolved the social association vdk, on the other hand, welcomes the announcement of 300 euros for pensioners and the heating subsidy for the beneficiaries of the housing subsidy who go to the parity social assistance association the aid, on the other hand, is not enough this package may reach 506 million more of the approximately 14 million poor people we have in Germany the others will not stand still in life the approval comes from the unions they would have liked more relief for middle income people wanted to come there is still room for improvement here and there I see this in the citizen's subsidy I see this as a benefit for a child who has to catch up the union does not leave a good hair in the package of the federal government in general the decisions made by the traffic lights are imprecise to ask for concrete and dissatisfied, maybe a list of tasks for the traffic lights can be asked under no circumstances to speak of a real aid package for citizens unfortunately it has not been resolved a lot the coalition doesn't give any answer as to where the electricity is supposed to be coming from for the next few weeks and months they basically have this supply shock.
We are not addressing this at all with the absence of Russian gas, let alone compensating for the strength of the relief. is, that it only becomes apparent in winter anyway