Energy crisis: the union demands a fixed energy rate of 1,000 euros per child for families

Germany energy crisis

The union asks for a flat energy price of 1,000 euros per child for families

“People face a realistic possibility that their presence will go to dogs.”

“We are in a gas trap,” says Alexander Dinger and Wolfgang Bucher of WELT’s Investigations and Reports division. I was traveling in Germany and amassed voices about the energy crisis.

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German citizens will be under financial pressure as a result of higher energy prices. The union wants to mitigate this with a steady rate of energy for families. So this amount must be paid for 2022 and 2023.

DrAccording to a media report, leaders of the union’s parliamentary bloc in the Bundestag are demanding an annual energy allowance for families of 1,000 euros per child. Quoting a paper prepared by the leaders of the CDU and Christian Social Union’s executive parliamentary group, the Bayern media group newspapers reported on Wednesday that the fixed energy rate should be paid this year and next.

The document says: “We want to provide an additional fee of 1,000 euros per child for 2022 and 2023 per family for incomes less than 30,000 / 60,000 euros (single / married).” According to the union, it is a lump sum in the sense of a one-time payment and not a tax credit.

In addition, there must also be a relief in income tax in the two years. According to the Bayern media group, the parliamentary group is calling for an “energy tax exemption amount of €3,000” for the two income groups mentioned.

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“We do not need uncoordinated flashing at the traffic light of the dispute on the topic of relief, but we urgently need an effective relief package for citizens and businesses,” Alexander Dobrent, CSU regional group leader, told the Bayern media group. Without effective relief, the increasing costs to families are threatened by the poverty trap.

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