“If the level of natural gas storage is not increased significantly, especially in the south, it will not last the whole winter,” says Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder. The Bavarian prime minister criticizes the federal government’s policy and warns of serious consequences.
Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Zender fears the decline of entire social strata and a wave of bankruptcies due to Germany’s energy crisis. Following Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s (SPD) statements that Germany is well prepared for winter, the CSU politician said in an interview with the Bild newspaper: “I don’t know what this hope is based on. In any case, citizens hardly have no more trust in the feds. There is a shortage of natural gas and power. If the level of natural gas storage, especially in the south, is not significantly increased, it will not last through the winter.”
None of Chancellor Scholz’s and Economy Minister Habeck’s energy trips have so far resulted in a gas contract, Zender criticized. In addition, he said that the urgent extension of the duration of the operation of the nuclear plants has not yet been decided. “And because there is still no effective relief package, entire sections of the population are threatened with collapse and a wave of bankruptcies for small and medium-sized businesses,” continued Söder.
Government coalition representatives are meeting in Berlin today to discuss further relief from rising prices. Among other things, targeted support for pensioners and students, tax cuts and a successor regulation for the €9 ticket are being discussed.
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