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risk areas, entry bans, quarantine obligations: Pandemy has thwarted many vacation plans. Now there is an important decision in travel law. © Photo: Clara Margais/dpa Empty sun loungers at a pool in Mallorca. The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) may announce its first Corona judgment in travel law on Tuesday (9:00 a.m.). When the pandemic broke out, the plaintiff had jumped off a package tour to Japan, which had to be canceled a little later anyway.
Berlin. There are continuing resistance in the federal states against the third relief package of the traffic light coalition. Above all, there is a lack of a lack of coordination by the federal government with the countries in the financing of the individual relief measures. © Monika Skolimowska euro notes on a table (symbol image).
"In the current form, the relief package is by no means approval," said Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder of "Welt am Sonntag". Previously, Baden-Württemberg had also threatened to parts of the bundle of measures with a no in the Federal Council. Criticism also comes from the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB), to which the plans do not go far enough.
Land: BUND must pay possible succession for 9-euro ticket
in the debate about a successor to the 9-euro ticket demands Bavaria that the federal government alone pays the costs for such an offer. Transport Minister Christian Bernreiter (CSU) told the German Press Agency on Saturday, "In this extraordinary situation, the federal government must ensure further relief for citizens - and exclusively the federal government". After all, the countries paid for a number of federal relief, "although they did not initiate them".
The traffic light coalition had presented a third package of measures at the beginning of September as a compensation for the rapidly rising prices, the extent of which the government estimates at around 65 billion euros. The measures include, for example, one -off payments for pensioners and students and a price lid for a basic requirement of energy. The coalition also strives for a successor to the nationwide 9-euro ticket at a price of 49 to 69 euros a month-if the federal states finance this.
at the last point there is a lot of argument. “It cannot be that Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing only participates in a price signal, and then it is done for him with public transport. Local transport must not only be favorable, but in many areas, ”she told the newspaper.
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In principle, the dispute over the distribution of costs of relief measures between the federal and state governments revolves. Bremen Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD) told the "Welt am Sonntag": "If the division proposed by the federal government remains, Bremen alone costs the previous three relief packages almost 300 million euros. Here the federal government has to improve significantly. "Söder said:" Centralistic and lonely decisions are made that can no longer be financed by the countries within the framework of the debt brake - while the federal government is handling in shadow households with gigantic sums ". The countries have never been treated as poorly by a federal government as today.
Saxony-Anhalt Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) called the dealing with the federal government "irresponsible". Right now you need a permanently institutionalized coordination procedure between the federal and state governments, “similar to the Chancellor Merkel in the Corona crisis. It was always accessible. This preliminary vote does not take place today. ”
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Renting car is a whole lot pricier now than before the COVID-19 pandemic. But there are ways to save money.While airfare and lodging prices are certainly near all-time highs, rental cars are among the biggest price increases of all travel expenses. When comparing prices for July 2022 versus July 2019 (the last normal summer pre-pandemic), hotel prices are up 7% , according to the latest set of Consumer Price Index data released in August 2022. Airfares are up 16%. But rental cars are up a whopping 48%.
On September 28, a special conference of state chiefs with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is planned, in which the issues are to be cleared out. Meanwhile,
is already loud for further measures beyond the relief package. Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD) told the German Press Agency that this could not have been the last step. Now it is still a matter of help for companies that are in trouble, he said.
The head of the German Trade Union Confederation, Yasmin Fahimi, called for a different focus. "The traffic light coalition would be better advised to agree on a few, but all the more extensive measures," she told the "Welt am Sonntag". The government should also focus more on what private households and companies need in the medium term to get through the crisis over a longer period of time.
Fahimi called for a gas price lid and at short notice another energy price flat rate of 500 euros per person, plus 100 euros for each child. Further aid is necessary for recipients of social benefits, more protection for tenants in the event of payment failures.
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The consumer advice centers require quick clarity from the federal government when procedure against high energy prices. The boss of the Federal Association (VZBV), Ramona Pop, told the German Press Agency: "People are now urgently needing targeted relief in energy costs and a security net for autumn and winter." With regard to debates in the coalition, she criticized the intended gas surcharge, consumers are now deeply unsettled: "Is there a burden on the levy or relief via a current and gas p