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Bundestag approves budget

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has passed the budget for the current year, with a borrowing of almost 139 billion Euros. The special editions total almost 100 billion Euros. In order to allow for the budget, the debt brake, enshrined in the Basic Law, was…

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CDU presents charter of basic values

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU has presented the draft of a charter of basic values, which is intended to place the party at the center of society. The new party program is to be written in 2024 on the basis of the charter. With the charter,…

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CDU wants to decide on women’s quota in September

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to CDU General Secretary Czaja, the Christian Democrats would like to achieve parity with a quota for women. Such a quota is to be gradually introduced from district level. A vote is planned for the presence party conference in September, to take…

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Bundestag passes tax breaks

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has approved tax relief. Among the measures: the continuation of the home office flat rate, a higher allowance for employees in medicine of 4,500 Euros, and improved depreciation options for companies. In addition, the deadlines for filing tax returns have…

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Reduced taxes on fuel

(GermanPolicy.com) – Fuel prices will be reduced on the tax side for the months of June to August. That was decided by the Bundestag. In the case of petrol, the tax component is now reduced by 29.55 cents per liter, including VAT by 35.20 cents,…

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Bundestag confirms Energy Security Act

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Council has confirmed the Energy Security Act, which will come into force from June. In case of emergencies, it is now possible to place energy companies under government control. Additionally, it is now possible for utility companies to increase prices –…

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Merz wants to diversify the CDU

(GermanPolicy.com) – After the success of his party in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein, CDU leader Merz wants to “broaden out” the CDU in terms of diversity. That’s what the Presidium meeting on Monday of this week was about. There were many female politicians on…

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Lemke speaks out against biofuels

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Environment Minister Lemke wants to change the law to limit the use of biofuel from cultivated plants for food and feed production. A proposal will be submitted soon. “We need our fields more urgently than ever for food production,” the minister explained….

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Bundestag passes tax relief law

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag passed the tax relief law against the votes of the CDU-CSU. The left and the AfD voted with abstentions. The amount of the relief is 4.46 billion Euros in the current year and probably 22.5 billion Euros by 2026. This…

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FDP defends relief package

(GermanPolicy.com) – The FDP parliamentary group leader in the Bundestag has defended criticism of the CDU-CSU on the relief that has now been decided. “In just a few weeks, the traffic light coalition has provided more noticeable relief than the Union has in the last…

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Lindner calls for reforms

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Finance Minister Lindner wants to use the Ukraine war for reforms in Germany. Prosperity and social security systems would have to be reworked and adapted. Although energy imports would become more expensive, the situation offers opportunities for clean technologies and education, said…

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Conference of environment ministers approves motorway speed limit

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Conference of Environment Ministers has expressed a positive view of a speed limit on German autobahns. In this way one can reduce the dependence on fuel from third countries and reduce pollutant emissions and thus contribute to climate protection. The regulation is…

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Paus wants to support families

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Family Minister Paus wants to increase the amount of state benefits together with the introduction of a basic child security. The goal is for families to have more net money at their disposal. Paus emphasized that the beneficiaries had to be able…

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Union parties for a more effective fight against inflation

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU-CSU is calling for a more effective fight against the currently high inflation and is thus encountering resistance from the three governing parties. They emphasize that relief in the billions has already been decided. Union vice-chairman Spahn criticized that the government was…

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Lindner wants to support companies more

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Finance Minister Lindner wants to support companies better financially, on the supply side. This emerges from a strategy paper by Lindners government department. Internationally, the tax rules for corporations must be competitive. In addition, planning and approval procedures need to be accelerated….

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Energy Security Act passed

(GermanPolicy.com) – The energy security reform has been passed in the Bundestag. From now on, energy companies can, if necessary, be put under trusteeship or expropriated if they do not meet their duties and there is a risk of serious bottlenecks. At a later stage,…

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Several CDU states criticize supplementary budget

(GermanPolicy.com) – Several states governed by the CDU have criticized the Federal Government’s supplementary budget. The Hessian Prime Minister Bouffier said the budget had numerous shortcomings, and that he cannot consent. Pensioners and students are not included in the budget. Lower Saxony’s Finance Minister Hilbers…

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More tax revenue than expected

(GermanPolicy.com) – The state can apparently prepare for significantly more funding than was previously expected. This was announced by Federal Finance Minister Lindner. According to the tax estimate, the federal, state and local governments can expect additional income of 40.4 billion Euros. By 2026, including…

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Associations: Federal Government does not keep care promises

(GermanPolicy.com) – Several social organizations have criticized the fact that the Federal Government in the care sector is not fully complying with the goals agreed in the coalition agreement. Six months after taking over government, there was great disillusionment – in part because Federal Health…

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Statutory health insurance physicians for an end to the mask requirement

(GermanPolicy.com) – The head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Gassen, has expressed his support for the development of the Corona pandemic. For the majority of citizens, the pandemic is over, he said. In view of the high immunity of the…

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Work from home is still in demand

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to an estimate by the Ifo Institute, around a quarter of employees in Germany continue to work from home. This is at least partly the case for 24.9 percent, although companies have no longer had the legal duty to allow work from…

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