The head of the Union wing has demanded a government statement in the Bundestag from Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) considering the high energy prices for next week.
“In our opinion, a parliamentary debate on the measures that are now necessary is necessary without delay,” said the letter from Union party leader Friedrich Merz (CDU) and CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt to the Chancellor. The letter was delivered to the German News Agency on Friday. It says that a general idea of how the economy can improve is still lacking “and is putting lives at risk”.
the coming wave of bankruptcies
The emerging wave of bankruptcies threatens to plunge the country into recession – “with all the consequences such a development would have for workers, for companies as well as for the state budget and Germany’s role in Europe,” warn Merz and Dobrindt. Many people do not know how they still have to pay the prices that are increasing every day in everyday life. Due to this surprising situation, the Union group is ready to meet on Tuesday for a special session of the Bundestag and the government’s declaration and the debate that will follow.
The chancellor is expected to appear before the United Nations General Assembly in New York next week. After a joint meeting with trade unions and employers on Thursday, he was hopeful that energy prices in the country would drop in the coming days. The commission of experts is to make recommendations on the cost of heat and gas prices by October. Among other things, tax and tax-free payments for employers are aimed at reducing workers.
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