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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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Fewer real estate units for sale

(GermanPolicy.com) – The real estate supply in the Federal Republic of Germany is declining. As announced by the real estate agent ‘Homeday,’ there were around 277,000 properties for sale in the first six months of the year – around 41,000 fewer than in the same…

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A ‘future fund’ for the car industry

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Government will provide a “future fund” of one billion Euros for the changing automotive industry by 2025, as announced by the Federal Minister of Finance and SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz. 340 million Euros are to flow into regional cooperations and…

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Hofreiter (Greens): SPD election program leads “into the climate crisis”

(GermanPolicy.com) – The leader of the Greens in the German Bundestag, Anton Hofreiter, has criticized the SPD candidate for Chancellor, Olaf Scholz (SPD), for the latter’s ideas on climate protection. Hofreiter accused Scholz of “total non-credibility.” As a minister, Scholz had constantly been blocking with…

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More women will move up in corporate management

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the so-called Second Management Positions Act, more women than before are to work in top positions in large companies. This is a milestone, said Minister for Women Christine Lambrecht (SPD). Highly qualified women could now move up to top management more…

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Germany and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the field of hydrogen production

(GermanPolicy.com) – Germany and Saudi Arabia want to work together as to hydrogen production. The Cabinet of the Kingdom has approved a letter of intent to this end. As Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, explained, the company is looking for buyers in key…

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Faster expansion of the charging network for e-cars required

(GermanPolicy.com) – The charging network for electric cars is to be expanded more quickly. This is what the Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has called for. One million charging points would be required over the next nine years. “To achieve the goal, 2,000 new…

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More sales in the construction industry

(GermanPolicy.com) – In May 2021, sales in the construction industry increased by 3.4 percent compared to May 2020. Turnover in carpentry businesses rose by 17.9 percent. In other construction activities, such as concrete work, sales were up 12.5 percent. In contrast, sales in civil engineering,…

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