MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “In view of these numbers, it is all the more urgent that the sectors most severely affected are finally helped. It is good that Peter Altmaier is striving to extend and improve the emergency aid. But the fact that these considerations only start after the application deadline for bridging aid has already expired, testifies to a terrifying indifference towards the millions of self-employed people and small businesses, who are facing the abyss again after a summer filled with slight hopes ”, comments Klaus Ernst, economic policy spokesman for DIE LINKE parliamentary group and chairman of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy in the German Bundestag, the autumn forecast of the German economic research institutes. Ernst continues: “The Ministry of Economic Affairs must finally realize that loans, no matter how good the conditions, no longer help those industries that are severely affected by contact restrictions. We finally need the opportunity for self-employed people to pay off an entrepreneur’s wage. Limiting aid to a minimum decline in sales penalizes companies that come up with creative new opportunities and still scratch the subsistence level. If we do not want to seriously jeopardize the diverse and local corporate landscape in Germany, we must now ensure that small and medium-sized companies also get through the crisis well. “
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