New Crown Rules: Economic fears are in chaos again

Berlin Masks, vaccinations and tests – the traffic light row relies on this triad in its canopy protection plan for fall. What sounds simple in principle, however, fuels fears of further regulatory chaos in the economy. “The plans are simply not feasible,” said Ingrid Hartges, Handelsblatt, CEO of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga). … Read more

Linda Teuteberg: Competition is extremely social

opinion guest post Competition is social to the highest degree Published on 2/4/2022 | Reading time: 4 minutes Linda Teuteberg is vice president of the Ludwig Erhard Source: picture-alliance / dpa / Alfred Hennig; Marlene Gawrisch / THE WORLD Ludwig Erhard would be 125 years old today, but his concepts are more relevant than ever. … Read more

Economics: ROUND: 9-euro ticket bait on the bus and train

BERLIN / MUNICH “In fact, the data is still very sparse,” says Philipp Kosok, a movement researcher in the Agora Verkehrswende interest group. “We know very little so far.” He knows little more than a few studies that meet scientific standards. Research confirms the ticket’s success in terms of its own marketing. “Almost 98 percent … Read more

Lindner: An Excessive Profit Tax Can Do More Harm Than Help | Free press

Should companies with high additional profits be additionally taxed? The Finance Minister describes the idea as “arbitrary”. However, according to a poll, most citizens disagree. Berlin. According to Finance Minister Christian Lindner, introducing a special tax on high additional profits from energy companies could do more harm than good. Companies in Germany already pay very … Read more

Economy: ROUND 2: Return of the mandatory masks

BERLIN To protect yourself from the autumn corona wave, it should be possible to wear the masks again in shops or offices from October. The Länder should make their own decisions for their area. This is included in the draft law on protection against infections, which was jointly announced on Wednesday by Federal Minister of … Read more

Railway officer Theurer: 69 euro ticket makes no sense | Free press

It is not known how things will turn out after the monthly ticket for 9 euros expires. The federal government’s railroad commissioner does not think any supplementary tickets are a good idea. Berlin. Federal government rail commissioner Michael Theurer is skeptical about the € 69 variant as the successor to the € 9 monthly local … Read more

Annual tax law 2022: Lindner distributes tax sweets

ANDThe annual tax act of 2022 is a real treat for taxpayers. These include a full deduction of pension contributions as early as next year, better amortization conditions for future owners, a higher savings allowance and an increased training allowance. But at least as interesting as what Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) wrote in the … Read more

Habeck expects “several hundred euros for a household”

BAD LAUCHSTADT / BERLIN Economy Minister Robert Habeck expects that the surcharge for gas will cost consumers several hundred euros a year per household. The amount of the contribution has not yet been finalized. But it will be 1.5 to 5 cents per kilowatt hour, a Green politician in Bad Lauchstädt, Saxony-Anhalt, said on Thursday. … Read more

The federal government wants to reduce subsidies for e-cars | Free press

If you want to buy an electric car, you need to be prepared to reform state subsidies. Subsidies should expire by the end of 2024 at the latest – soon those for plug-in hybrids. Berlin. From next year, buyers of purely electric cars will receive less support from the state – the pool of subsidies … Read more

The federal government wants to cut back on subsidies for electric cars

BERLIN From next year, buyers of purely electric cars will receive less support from the state – the pool of subsidies is to be limited. Subsidies for plug-in hybrid vehicles are expected to expire later this year. The federal government has agreed to a fundamental funding reform, the Economy Ministry announced on Tuesday. Minister of … Read more