MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: Die Linke “It is amazing how quickly standards can shift: In the current situation, a recession of more than five percent appears to be optimistic and ‘much better than expected’. In reality the numbers are alarming. Especially in the catering and event industry, many livelihoods are at risk through no fault of their own. Entire industries are facing the abyss. The fact that they do not contribute as much to GDP as other sectors that are doing better does not change the catastrophic situation, “comments Klaus Ernst, economic policy spokesman for the DIE LINKE parliamentary group and chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Energy in the German Bundestag, preliminary reports on the annual report of the Expert Council. Ernst continues: “So far, the so-called November aid cannot even be applied for. Companies indirectly affected, such as suppliers and service providers for hotels or events, were still completely in the air until yesterday. They must be helped as soon as possible – after all, the companies are still in the process of the first lockdown. Many self-employed people in the cultural sector continue to fall through the cracks, and last but not least, we already have to think about who will pay the costs after the crisis. Because we do not want the dependent employees to sit on it in the end, my group calls for a one-off property levy from the richest 0.7 percent of the population. “
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