Lindner will be poking for return to the debt brake in the coming year
Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) has confirmed his plans for a return to the debt brake next year. "In times of inflation, the state with its firepower must not drive inflation further," said Lindner in Berlin on Monday. "That is why we have to return to solid finances. In Germany, this means that the debt brake of the Basic Law will be observed again next year." © Ina Fassbender Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) has confirmed his plans for a return to the debt br
The FDP has rejected accusations of an alleged influence by the car manufacturer Porsche on party leader Christian Lindner in the question of the future of combustion engines during the coalition negotiations. Lindner's position on the further use of synthetic fuels (e-fuel) is "known for years," said the party on Saturday. During the coalition negotiations in October there was "only a short phone call" by the later Federal Minister of Finance with Porsche boss Oliver Blume "on questions of using e-fuel". © Ina Fassbender The FDP has rejected allegations of an alleged influence of the car manufacturer Porsche to party leader Christian Lindner in the question of the future of combustion engines during the coalition negotiations.
The ZDF satirical magazine "Die Anstalt" had made quotes from a works meeting in June this week. Blume, who becomes head of the Volkswagen Group on September 1, is said to have said that Porsche had "very large proportion" on the fact that further use of synthetically produced e-fuel for internal combustion engines had been incorporated into the coalition agreement. Lindner "kept up to date almost every hour".
Lindner considers longer usage of nuclear power due to increasing electricity requirements for required
Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) considers a longer use of nuclear power plants in view of the expected significantly higher electricity requirement. It can be expected "that in the coming months and possibly years, electricity will also be increasingly being heated with electricity because gas is so scarce," said Lindner on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the TÜV also considered feasible to restart three nuclear power plant laid out last year.
A spokesman for Porsche AG expressed regret of the company to the process compared to the "Welt am Sonntag". "Exaggerated as part of an internal event in June, we apologize for that," he told the newspaper. "The choice of words does not correspond to the facts. The exchange did not take place and there was no influence."
Lindner "also has corporate chiefs from vehicle manufacturers who do not support e-fuel," said a FDP spokesman. "In our knowledge, the companies also have such discussions with the negotiators of the coalition partners. In view of the importance of the German automotive industry, on the future of which the jobs of millions of employees depend directly and indirectly."
The Left Party warned of a threat to democracy. "It cannot be that the Porsche boss was apparently better informed about the status of the coalition negotiations than the rest of the population," said the parliamentary managing director of the left faction in the Bundestag, Jan Korte, the "Welt am Sonntag". "That would be a further hollow of democracy." The thing has "at least one tasty '.
In the coalition agreement, the SPD, the Greens and FDP had been behind the plans of the EU Commission to only allow CO2-neutral vehicles in the Transport area in Europe in 2035. Combustions that are operated with synthetic fuels should be excluded. The "traffic light" is therefore committed to "that vehicles that can only be refueled with e-fuel can be re-approved".
Porsche starts in a rush on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange .
© SP/Porsche Porsche starts in a rush on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange despite a gloomy context, the German manufacturer has started a storm on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, displaying a first Cotating above the target, for one of the largest stock market operations in the German square.