(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Justice Minister Buschmann (FDP) has blocked the Bundesrat initiative by Bavaria’s Justice Minister Eisenreich (CSU) to reform the rantal price break. Eisenreich had planned to make the price brake more effective. Both the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Federal Ministry of Building agreed with Buschmann. According to Eisenreich’s draft, fines against rent extortion were supposed to be raised, among other things. The rental usury paragraph in the Economic Criminal Code is currently hardly effective, as it also includes the offense of exploiting the shortage of living space. Buschmann nonetheless opposed the deletion of the passage.