According to Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP), Germany will have to incur high debts again next year because of the energy crisis. In addition to the regular budget, which complies with the debt brake despite significantly higher new debt, liabilities would be assumed for the defense against high energy prices and for the modernization of the Bundeswehr. “But these are crisis-related expenses that we separate from our regular federal budget.” However, despite high investments and relief for citizens, the debt brake will be adhered to. “The result is impressive.” The federal budget should make do with 45.61 billion euros in new debt in 2023. For the first time since 2019, the budget committee of the Bundestag decided to comply with the debt brake again.