Citizens 'Geld: Wüst shows "Fake News" allegations back
In the dispute over the citizens' allowance, the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister and CDU chairman Hendrik Wüst "Fake News" reproaches from traffic light politicians. "Anyone who tries to silence the opposition of the middle of the mouth risks damage to public discourse and democracy," said Wüst on Friday evening at the Junge Union in Fulda. © Dieter Menne/dpa/archive picture Hendrik Wüst (CDU), Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia.
oil and gas companies in the traffic light coalition, there are disputes about which part of their crisis gains oil and gas companies should pay to the state. The Ministry of Finance proposes the minimally prescribed sentence of 33 percent, as announced on Wednesday from ministry circles. The Greens think this is too little, as the party leaders Ricarda Lang and Omid Nouripour told the world's television station. © dpa Due to the war and the energy crisis, oil companies such as Shell were able to make high profits. The Ampe coalition argues which part of its crisis gains should pay the corporations to the state.
Lindner with constitutional concerns
“If you look at how high the winnings are made, the oversewings that do not go back to clever investment decisions, but actually to this war, then in the end the amount at the tax must also Correct, ”emphasized Lang. Nouripour did not want to give a precise claim public for negotiation -tactical reasons. In the Ministry of Finance Ministry Christian Lindner (FDP), on the other hand, "considerable constitutional risks" can be seen in the face of the crisis contribution. "The project does not match our national tax system," it said from ministry circles.
Scholz: "Performance must be worthwhile, Mr. Merz"
Chancellor Olaf Scholz used the party congress of the SPD Baden-Württemberg for a frontal attack on the Union and the CDU chairman Friedrich Merz. In the middle of the dispute over the new citizens' allowance, he accused CDU and CSU of being “lifted” in social policy and “snooty”. Scholz interpreted the Slogan of the Union "Performance must be worthwhile" and explained that this motto leads the SPD with its social reforms.
Lindner himself referred to European law requirements at the "Economic Summit" of the "Süddeutsche Zeitung" in Berlin. If Germany does not want to take on a breach of contract, European law must be implemented. There are few companies. "I say very openly: This requirement from European law leads us to thin ice in national tax law." Lindner does not talk about "oversight tax". In an interview with RTL/NTV interview, he said that an "over-profit tax" were associated with uncertainties in tax law, and no excesses could be defined.
Tax set is to be limited to a minimum of 33 percent
instead must be implemented with the EU solidarity contribution of European law. “We are very limited to individual companies within the framework of what makes our German tax law possible, for example in the area of oil and refineries. And that is not the excess tax that was occasionally spoken. ”In the ministry circles it was said that the coalition had agreed on a stress moratorium for citizens and companies. Therefore, the delivery should be designed as gentle as possible. Only a low double -digit number of companies should be affected and the tax rate to the minimum of 33 percent is limited.
So the volume will be around one billion euros. The levy will also not be linked to the turnover of a company, but to the profit, which was well above average in 2022 and 2023. The EU Minister of Energy had decided that energy companies should be asked to pay with high income in the crisis in order to relieve private households. They should pay part of their crisis gains to the state. (dpa)
Shooting survivor objects to firearm coalition's 'disrespectful' sales promotion .
OTTAWA — A mass shooting survivor and spokeswoman for gun-control group PolySeSouvient says it is "incredibly disrespectful" for firearm rights advocates to invoke the group's name in a merchandise sale discount code. The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights' online shop recently offered 10 per cent off clothing, mugs and other items to customers who used "POLY" as a promo code. A gunman killed 14 women at Montreal's École Polytechnique on Dec.The Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights' online shop recently offered 10 per cent off clothing, mugs and other items to customers who used "POLY" as a promo code.