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Source: CDU CSU


The Advisory Council today presented its annual report “Coping with the Corona crisis together, strengthening resilience and growth”. The deputy group leader, Carsten Linnemann, and the economic policy spokesman, Joachim Pfeiffer, explain:

Linnemann: “The experts rightly point out that politicians acted quickly and decisively during the crisis. At the same time, they are just as right to criticize the fact that a lot of the aids are not targeted enough. Here we have to improve in the next few months and, for example, as requested by the Advisory Council, significantly expand the options for carrying back losses. The recommendations of the Council to consistently rely on market mechanisms and technology openness in climate policy are important. We should follow the recommendations and integrate national emissions trading into the European one. “

Pfeiffer: “The report underlines that Germany has so far mastered the crisis well thanks to the decisive action of politicians. It is also clear that the aids must be more targeted in order to develop their full effect. This means providing better support to companies that have been badly affected by the crisis, expanding the carry-back of losses and further optimizing previous measures such as bridging aid. But structural reforms are also needed. I share the Council’s criticism of the EEG surcharge. The coalition is therefore making around 11 billion euros available to stabilize the EEG surcharge. Further reform steps must be examined as part of the EEG amendment. For a successful energy transition, the triad applies more than ever: more market, more competition, more Europe. “


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