Countries consult without the chancellor



Olaf Scholz

The Chancellor will not meet with the Prime Ministers on Wednesday as planned.

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Berlin In the energy crisis, the federal and state governments are on a confrontational course. A meeting between Chancellors scheduled for Wednesday Olaf Scholz (SPD) and the 16 Prime Ministers was postponed by a week. There are still too many unanswered questions about gas and electricity price brakes, it said from national circles.

“We have almost no information about the major decisions, levy and price regulation,” said Saxony-Anhalt’s Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) the Handelsblatt. Officially, it was said that Scholz, who was suffering from Corona, wanted to attend the meeting personally.

The prime ministers will now advise on Wednesday alone in the state representation of North Rhine-Westphalia. NRW Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) said with a view to planned relief that “the watering can principle should no longer apply”. Relief should be focused on the lower third of income.

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