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World Economic Institute: recovery from Corona as early as 2022

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German economy is likely to recover from the Corona pandemic as early as 2022, the Hamburg World Economic Institute assumes. Managing Director Dirck Süß explained: “After the economic output slumped by 4.6 percent last year, growth of 2.5 percent is expected for…

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Unemployment fell in August

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the Federal Employment Agency, the number of unemployed in Germany increased significantly in September. 2.465 million people were registered as unemployed, 382,000 fewer than in the same period of 2020. Compared to August, the number of unemployed fell by 114,000 people.

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Greens to speak with FDP, SPD, but also the CDU-CSU

by Thorsten Koch GermanPolicy.com The Greens chairman Robert Habeck said that despote holding talks with the FDP and SPD after the Federal Election, “that doesn’t mean we won’t talk to the Union” parties. Greens chairman Annalena Baerbock sees commonalities between the FDP and the Greens…

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Business associations want new government to renew industrial policy

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German business associations want a government to be formed quickly. One expected responsibility from all parties and tackling the priorities instead of tactical maneuvers, according to the BDI. According to the VCI, a new cabinet should tackle an industrial policy renewal within…

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Scholz and Greens want one million social housing within ten years

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to build 400,000 new apartments every year as head of a new government. This includes 100,000 social housing, he said in Munich. In the next five years, rents should hardly rise, promised Scholz. The Greens want…

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Laschet for support of photovoltaics

(GermanPolicy.com) – Armin Laschet (CDU), the candidate of the CDU and CSU for the office of Federal Chancellor, would like to make photovoltaics on the roof more affordable for homeowners if the Union parties win the Federal Election. After an election victory, the Reconstruction Loan…

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Altmaier wants tax breaks for more companies

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) would like to give tax relief to companies affected by the Covid pandemic. It must be easier to “build up new equity”. This should be achieved through tax advantages. For example, there is a reduced VAT…

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FDP for investments without tax increases

(GermanPolicy.com) – FDP chairman Christian Lindner has called for the coming Federal Government to rule out tax increases and a relaxation of the debt brake. The FDP wants to make investments possible if it participates in the government after the elections. “These are our guard…

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Immediate political program in case of Armin Laschet’s victory

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU board of directors has decided on an immediate program that is to be implemented if the Union parties win the general election. Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) agreed to relieve small and medium incomes by increasing the lump sum. Instead of…

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Altmaier wants to abolish the EEG surcharge to achieve cheaper electricity

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) would like to significantly reduce the EEG surcharge by up to a third by January 1, 2022 and completely abolish it in the coming three years. The levy according to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)…

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Greens want to compensate for climate neutrality in a socially acceptable way

(GermanPolicy.com) – At an extraordinary party congress, the Green party executive wants to pass a key motion that includes socially acceptable climate neutrality. The so-called “social pact” is intended to cushion social hardship and create new jobs. For example, employees are to be given a…

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Laschet, Merz: Red-Red-Green would be “poison for economic recovery”

(GermanPolicy.com) – The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet, and CDU financial expert Friedrich Merz have warned that the election of a red-red-green government due to tax increases would be “poison for economic recovery.” An 8-point paper reads that a tax increase…

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Laschet wants to achieve development aid target

(GermanPolicy.com) – Armin Laschet, the candidate of the Union parties for Chancellor, would like to “continue to work on the 0.7 percent target” for development aid. Above all, it is important to help Africa. Laschet spoke out in favor of Germany not isolating itself from…

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Söder warns of Red-Red-Green

(GermanPolicy.com) – Speaking at his party’s congress, CSU chairman Markus Söder warned of a red-red-green government. A left slide must be prevented, Söder explained. Germany should be ruled by Armin Laschet, not with Olaf Scholz or Annalena Baerbock at the helm. A left Federal Government…

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Söder wants relief for medium-sized businesses

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chairman of the CSU, Markus Söder, considers a Grand Coalition led by the Social Democrats to be unlikely. The SPD will do everything to form a left coalition, he said, according to media reports. Prosperity should not be neglected when it comes…

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Scholz wants to limit the cost of rents

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD candidate for the Chancellery, Olaf Scholz, would like to limit rent increases to a greater extent. Scholz did not give any details, but emphasized that around 400,000 apartments would have to be built every year, 100,000 of them with a low…

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Comparatively high inflation

(GermanPolicy.com) – Due to higher energy prices and the expiry of the low VAT rates, inflation in Germany has risen. In August, consumer prices were 3.9 percent above the level of July, when the inflation rate was 3.8 percent. In June, the rate was 2.3…

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Lower number of corporate bankruptcies

(GermanPolicy.com) – The number of bankruptcies of German companies fell further, in the first half of 2021. The German local courts reported 7408 applications, the Federal Statistical Office announced. This corresponds to 17.7 percent less than in the same period of the previous year, and…

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Klöckner: a left alliance would be “fatal”

(GermanPolicy.com) – CDU vice chairwoman Julia Klöckner has called the federal election an “important directional decision.” They hope for a high turnout. A left alliance would be “fatal for our country,” Klöckner explained, asking: “Do we want stable, secure politics and economic dynamism – or…

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Scheele: Germany needs more qualified immigrant workers

(GermanPolicy.com) – Detlev Scheele, Chairman of the Federal Employment Agency, has spoken out in favor of attracting more immigrants to Germany. Due to the aging of the population, there will be about 150,000 fewer workers by 2021, and “it will become much more dramatic in…

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No lockdown during the fourth Corona wave expected

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier assumes that in the course of the fourth wave of the Corona pandemic, a new lockdown, for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, can be avoided. According to media reports, Altmaier expects restaurants…

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Altmaier: economy in 2022 at pre-crisis level

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) sees a rapid recovery in the German economy: “We will also see a clear upswing in the next year.” Altmaier added that he expected metrics to be at pre-crisis levels as early as the beginning of…

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Laschet: the Bundestag election is a directional decision

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Union parties’ candidate for Federal Chancellor, Armin Laschet (CDU), has warned of a shift to the left. The Federal Election in September is a directional decision. Laschet called on the SPD to opt against a coalition with the Left Party. Laschet spoke…

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Scholz: expanding sustainable energies faster

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD candidate for the office of Federal Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, would like to see renewable energies expanded more quickly. For this there must be changes in the law so that CO2 neutrality can be achieved by 2045. With regard to a coal…

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Laschet for planning acceleration after the Federal Elections

(GermanPolicy.com) – The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet (CDU) wants to move towards a “planning acceleration package” after a possible election victory. This should ensure growth and competitiveness. It is crucial to be able to “plan, approve and implement” faster. Legal…

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