Welt: The natural gas levy imposed by the German Ministry of Economics is full of mistakes

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Economy Minister Robert Habeck’s gas levy is riddled with errors, according to Welt am Sonntag, which has information showing interest groups were very active in creating the regulation.

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On the other hand, according to the same publication, important objections of representatives of natural gas customers were not taken into account.

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During the creation of the natural gas levy, companies and trade associations exerted a massive influence on the amendments to the law and the decrees of the Federal Ministry of Economy.

In recent months, at least 14 written statements have been submitted by lobbyists of various associations. In addition, government representatives held more than 20 talks with representatives of the affected companies.

The documents show the great influence of lobbying associations, the same publication notes.

Source: Capital

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