80 billion for families, economy and communities?

Today’s Meeting in the Chancellery

80 billion for families, business and communities?

02. June, 2020 – 8:25 PM

Help for families, businesses and communities

Empty, exhibition and concert halls, spinning companies, and millions of people on short-time working – although the public life is coming more and more, but the Corona-crisis will be long lasting. With billions in aid, the worst is to be prevented .

It could be one of those long nights in the Chancellery are. The peaks of Union and SPD will meet on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a possible 80 billion Euro program to mitigate the economic of the Corona-consequences of the crisis .

On the table the proposals are to support families, businesses and communities. From the outside, many of the demands of the coalition tips to be worn in addition, as with the money to spend .

These issues are on the table

Some particularly catchy and controversial issues that have emerged in the debate already out. This is not to say that, in the discussions of other measures, one of which is now, nobody is talking about.


Much has been debated about such aid, in order to support the German key industry and its dependent industries, such as suppliers. There are in the coalition on both sides, supporters and opponents. Because of the climate crisis, such a measure is controversial. The car countries Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and lower Saxony propose a "Innovation premium" before. Should be promoted from the point of view of Bavaria’s Minister-President and CSU leader Markus Söder modern cars that produce less CO2 .

Family bonus:

In the interview, a one-time payment of 300 Euro per child is also to support families in crisis and to boost consumer spending. The SPD is particularly. But Union leaders have shown sympathy for it. North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) can even imagine 600 Euro. Discussions could be about, whether or not such a Bonus should be to all families, distributed or only to the needy.


Another contentious issue for the financial aid for the municipalities. However, it is indisputable that cities and municipalities in need of help, because due to the crisis, tax revenues collapse, and at the same time cost more due to rising unemployment. SPD Finance Minister Olaf Scholz wants to help cities and municipalities, among other things, by the Takeover of their debts. From the Union a counter-proposal: The Federal government could relieve the burden on the municipalities, by carrying a larger share of the housing costs of Hartz IV recipients and to share in the trade tax waived.


In its Development, a large part of the economic stimulus package could flow. Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU) would like to stick to the 28 billion euros in rail transport, road construction and digital infrastructure .


First discussed was also about many other proposals and demands: more climate protection, billions in aid for the event and the culture industry, under the crisis, particularly suffering, is a complete and faster the abolition of the solidarity surcharge to the tax-payers more money to Spend remains tax breaks for businesses, consumer vouchers and mobility vouchers for the purchase of bicycles or public transport, discharge at the current price, and more money for research.

What happens after the coalition agreement?

If representatives of the SPD and the Union after a long night with little eyes in front of the cameras and a result is announce, the work really begins. The negotiated economy is to act fast, turn on the legislation, several courses high.

The agreements need to be detailed in paragraphs poured and the normal way of legislation by the Federal Cabinet, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat to go. Up to the summer break, the Bundestag has only two more sitting weeks. The Federal Council shall meet once more.

TVNOW-documentaries: Corona and the consequences

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