In the morning, the Bundestag dealt with a Union motion entitled “End the price spiral – relieve citizens quickly and effectively”. In the end, the coalition factions rejected the application.
11:51 a.m. And then the vote will be taken. With the votes of the coalition factions and the AfD, the application is rejected. However, that was to be expected. We thank you for reading along at this point!
11.49 a.m .: The orders for photovoltaic systems are numerous, the order books of the craftsmen are full. So there is no need for tax relief here, says the SPD man. The Union application is full of contradictions. He will be rejected.
11.47 a.m .: The last speaker is Lennard Oehl from the SPD. The real causes of inflation are not the debt but the shortage of supply, he says.
11.45 a.m .: The CSU MP also advocates more transparency. This is probably a requirement that always fits.
11.42 a.m .: Weißgerber is working on the nuclear power plant exit. That is irresponsible and “climate policy nonsense.” But you don’t want to “exit from the exit”.
11:40 a.m.: Dr. Anka Weißgerber calculates how much the prices have risen in recent months. The Union MP also accuses the traffic light government of only announcing relief, but not implementing it. “When it comes to pensioners and students, you simply have no answers.”
11:39 a.m .: Beck believes that the expansion of renewable energies will be a key. She looks forward to that finally happening.
11.37 a.m .: Now Katarina Beck is still talking about the Greens. The increase in the basic tax-free allowance will “relieve the burden on people drastically,” says Beck.
11.36 a.m .: You don’t need a “cheating pack”, but measures that really help, Mehltretter concludes. His speech was unsurprising and stirring.
11:34 a.m .: A look at France shows that nuclear energy does not guarantee security of supply. Half of them are out of service there due to safety issues.
11.32 a.m .: Andreas Mehltretter from the SPD praises himself and the traffic light. The citizens have already been relieved. The Union’s request does not show how inflation can be reduced. He is a “classic deceptive package.”
11.30 a.m .: Steiniger also wants the nuclear power plants to continue to run. “In the next six months, all the crises of the last ten years will come back,” believes Steininger. “They don’t prepare the citizens for this.”
11:29 a.m .: The FDP badly negotiated the coalition agreement, according to Steiniger. Cold progression does not occur there.
11:27 a.m .: Johannes Steiniger from the Union follows. “The Chancellor does not mention the word ‘inflation’ once in his government statement,” criticizes the Union man. The coalition committee did not talk about it either.
11:26 a.m .: “In an emergency, we have to rethink the topic and be pragmatic,” said Mordhorst. That also includes nuclear energy. He is glad that society is now discussing it.
11.25 a.m .: Maximilan Mordhorst from the FDP appeals to redesign trade policy. You have to look at the “broad middle of society” and not play the groups off against each other, according to the FDP man.
11:22 a.m .: “We know ourselves that there is a gap in the energy flat rate for pensioners,” says Kurth. With its application, however, the Union also wants to relieve those “who don’t need it at all.”
11.20 a.m .: “Who blocked the energy transition for decades and made us dependent on the Kremlin fascists? It was you from the Union,” said the Green MP.
11.19 a.m .: Markus Kurth from the Greens speaks. He says that the price development for “millions means existential threats”. That deserved serious debates. However, the Union application does not do justice to this.
11:18 am: That was one of the most pointless posts today.
11.17 a.m .: The Union applications are now “congruent” with those of the AfD. “This shows that you would be a good cooperation partner for us,” says Schattner.
11.16 a.m .: Now it’s Bernd Schattner’s turn. The AfD politician accuses Finance Minister Lindner of socialism. Steep thesis.
11.14 a.m .: The union application does not do justice to a serious relief for households, Wegling concludes quite emotionlessly.
11.11 a.m .: Melanie Wegling from the SPD hosts the Union application “little depth”. The causes of the inflation are manifold and cannot simply be eliminated so precisely, according to the SPD deputy.
11.08 a.m .: You rule out certain measures in advance, that doesn’t go together. I don’t care what Eon and RWE say, what matters to me is what’s good for Germany,” says Spahn, referring to the debate about allowing nuclear power plants to continue running.
11.07 a.m .: “We have questions,” said Spahn. As early as March, there were calls to continue to convert coal to save gas. “You laughed back then. We have the question: why not sooner,” said Spahn.
11.05 a.m .: “We would have expected that we would now be specific. They only talk,” Habeck poisoned.
11.04 a.m .: Now Jens Spahn comes for the Union. “The 9-euro ticket is the superspreading event of the summer,” begins the former health minister. “They relieved the pressure with the watering can and kept the peace in the coalition,” Spahn accuses the traffic light.
11.04 a.m .: The Union application is not very state-supporting, “not credible and shortened”, Hebrand clarifies.
11.02 a.m .: The traffic light measures were very targeted, explains Hebrand. The Union has lost its sense of serious financial policy. “It’s a shame and not appropriate to the situation,” said the FDP man.
10.59 a.m .: Now the speaker of the FDP parliamentary group speaks. Markus Hebrand appeals to combat inflation with the help of the ECB’s monetary policy.
10.58 a.m .: Wissler works on the tank discount. This is a “scandalous redistribution”, the energy companies achieved the highest profits. An excess tax is needed.
10:56 a.m .: Wissler complains that it is very well the case that the high incomes are disproportionately relieved, but the small and medium-sized ones are not. Also, the fact that job centers are now demanding money back from Hartz IV recipients because of the 9-euro ticket is “a mess.”
10.55 a.m .: Now Janine Wissler speaks for the left. She reminds of the many people who report on their situation under the hashtag “I’m at risk of poverty”.
8:53 p.m .: “Of course we have people with small and medium incomes in mind,” said the Green. “Football professionals, CEOs, you and I, we all don’t need the relief,” says Audretsch to Julia Klöckner.
10.52 a.m .: Audretsch also says that you are targeting the people who currently need the relief. The Union also wants to consider the rich with its application. So far, typical government opposition behavior.
10.49 a.m .: Now Andreas Audretsch speaks for the Greens. “The increase in natural gas is dramatic. It shows that we must finally get out of fossil fuels,” says the Green politician.
10.48 a.m .: Gottschalk speaks of a “debt coalition”. Giving out gifts at will.
10.46 a.m .: When asked, Gottschalk also complains about the ECB. So far, so well known.
10.44 a.m .: Gottschalk thinks that the “wrong” interest rate policy with the southern countries is the trigger for the current crisis. The “southerners” continued to live above their means.
10.43 a.m .: Now Kay Gottschalk (AfD) speaks. He accuses Union and Ampel of triggering fossil fuel inflation because nuclear power has been phased out.
10.41 a.m .: “We will not leave anyone alone, that is the task of the traffic light coalition,” concludes Schrodi, referring to a quote from Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
10.40 a.m .: The energy price flat rate is a targeted measure that “relieves exactly those who need to be relieved,” said the SPD politician. The plans of the Union would relieve the high income and not the middle and small, Schrodi calculates.
10.38 a.m .: “You are spreading fake news by saying that this federal government is partly to blame for the inflation,” Schrodi accuses the Union.
10.37 a.m .: Now Michael Schrodi replies for the SPD parliamentary group. He recalls the “measures worth billions” that have already been decided on by the traffic light. Among other things, the increase in the minimum wage. The measures are now gradually taking effect.
10:36 a.m.: “We are now at a stress test, the government does not offer any relief program for the economy. Don’t hesitate, act,” concludes Klöckner.
10:33 a.m.: “It takes a federal government to act, not one to watch. With the tank discount, you, as the federal government, raised expectations that you cannot live up to,” Klöckner said in the direction of the traffic light.
10.33 a.m .: “The high prices at the traffic lights are perceived with great dismay and then nothing happens,” complains the former Minister of Agriculture.
10:32 a.m .: “For many, the bill will only come at the end of the year,” says Klöckner, with a view to the expected additional payments for many.
10.31 a.m .: It starts, Julia Klöckner opens the debate for the Union faction.
10:29 a.m .: By the way, the Bafög reform has just been decided.
10.24 a.m .: The agenda item is to be discussed at around 10.26 a.m.
10:21 a.m .: The consultation of the application is delayed somewhat, Bafög is still being discussed in the Bundestag.
According to the will of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, various measures should relieve citizens of the consequences of the high inflation rate. The parliamentary group calls for the energy price flat rate to also be given to pensioners, pension recipients, students and recipients of wage replacement benefits.
In addition, the so-called cold progression should be compensated for in the short term and retrospectively. The entire income tax rate is to be adjusted to the high inflation beyond the basic allowance. The electricity tax is to be reduced and an industrial electricity price of four cents per kilowatt hour guaranteed. FOCUS Online accompanies the debate in the live ticker.