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18 business associations for the Growth Opportunities Act, blocked in the Federal Council

(de-news.net) – A group of 18 business associations have asked the Federal States represented in the Federal Council to end the blockade of the Growth Opportunities Act as soon as possible. The law will relieve the burden on medium-sized companies if it is passed. According…

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FDP: Germany needs an economic “startup package”

(de-news.net) – The FDP has proposed a departure package for the German economy. The nominal gross domestic product in Germany was at 4.46 trillion Euros in 2023. This makes the Federal Republic the third largest economy after the USA and China. However, during a visit…

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Union parties present proposal in support of the German economy

(de-news.net) – The Union parties in the German Bundestag have submitted a twelve-point plan to Chancellor Scholz (SPD) in support the German economy. The proposal contains, among other things, the demand to limit social contributions to 40 percent of gross wages, to give tax advantages…

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FDP for Growth Opportunities Act and abolition of the Solidarity Surcharge for companies

(de-news.net) – The FDP has spoken out in favor of providing additional relief to German companies. The FDP’s budget spokesman in the German Bundestag, Fricke, has specifically put forward a proposal to abolish the Solidarity Surcharge for companies and thus achieve relief of 12 billion…

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AfD debate: warning of a weakening of the economy

(de-news.net) – Federal Defense Minister Pistorius (SPD), who is leading popularity surveys, has spoken out in the discussion about the AfD at this weekend. At a demonstration against right-wing extremism in Osnabrück, he told around 25,000 citizens that the AfD wanted a system change back…

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Germany and Chile chair the new Climate Club

(de-news.net) – Germany has started a new political initiative, and several states, all of them with ambitious climate goals, have joined it: The ‘Climate Club’ was formed during the UN conference in Dubai. At the very start, Chancellor Scholz emphasized that it was crucial to…

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Less bureaucracy, faster planning to be made possible

(de-news.net) – In a wave of measures to reduce bureaucracy and the removal of complicated obligations, up to a hundred duties are to be canceled. This was announced by Federal Chancellor Scholz (SPD) and Federal Economics Minister Habeck (Greens). New laws are to be examined…

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Federal States take part in Germany Pact

(DE-News.net) – At a conference that will be held in the city of Wilhelmshafen, the German Federal States want to talk to the Federal Chancellery about the Germany Pact for a modernization that is supposed to be effective in many respects, which the Federal Chancellor…

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CDU not to participate in ‘Germany Pact’

(DE-News.net) – CDU General Secretary Carsten Linnemann has rejected an invitation of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). The CDU will not take part in the Germany Pact proposed by the Chancellor. After examination, it was concluded that there was nothing new in the project – even…

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Government-Opposition: Scholz proposes ‘Germany Pact’

(DE-News.net) – The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz (SPD), wants to talk to the parliamentary group leader of the Union parties in the German Bundestag, Friedrich Merz (CDU), about his proposed ‘Germany Pact.’ Scholz had previously proposed the pact in a general debate in the German…

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Germany ticket: Bund bears half of the costs

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has decided that half the cost of the ticket, also known as the ’49-Euro-Ticket’ – now officially called the ‘Germany ticket,’ can be covered by the Federal Government. The ticket permits travelers to use local and regional transport – bus…

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Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty Celebrated in Paris

(GermanPolicy.com) – On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the friendship treaty between France and Germany – once signed between President de Gaulle and Chancellor Adenauer – the current French President Macron and German Chancellor Scholz announced last weekend that they want to drive…

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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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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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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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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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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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