FDP housekeeper Otto Fricke criticized that Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) repeatedly stressed that he wanted record investments stabilize the economic situation in Germany. “If you boast about increasing the country’s investment rate, you should first know how many of the funds will actually arrive in Germany before staging yourself as a record investor in the media,” said Fricke of dpa.
Talks about additional investments expected
At the coalition committee on Sunday, the leaders of the Union and SPD want to talk, among other things, about whether federal investments are increased and how the record surpluses are used in the federal budget. A working group with, among others, SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans should make suggestions.
According to reports, it is about additional investments totaling 12 billion euros, spread over three years. In addition, there should be talk of a volume of five billion to strengthen growth. The Union has long called for corporate tax reform. Another topic will be how the high electricity prices can be reduced through the EEG surcharge.
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