Berlin The traffic light parties have been arguing about the Economics Minister’s plan for weeks Robert Habeck (Greens) for a gas surcharge. Now the instrument is on the brink of collapse. “I am firmly convinced that we will come to the end of the gas levy this week,” said SPD-Boss Saskia Esken on Sunday evening in the ARD. your co-boss Lars Klingbeil added on ZDF: “I think politics must have the power to correct mistakes.” He also expects a decision in the next few days:
“All of this must now be clarified quickly in the government,” emphasized Klingbeil. In view of the high gas prices, a waiver sends the right signal to consumers and companies. He now sees Habeck as the responsible minister on the train. Instead of the surcharge, a gas price brake is now increasingly coming into focus, for which Finance Ministers also support Christian Lindner (FDP) advertises.