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News Linke demands the elimination of gas surcharge and debt brake

05:30  25 september  2022
05:30  25 september  2022 Source:   pressfrom.com

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DIE LINKE has expressed sharp criticism of Economic Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) and accused him of a rip off of gas customers. Member of the Bundestag Sören Pellmann told the German Press Agency: “It should not be that citizens and companies should pay Habeck's nationalization plans. Gas surcharge and debt brake have to fall, the nationalizations should lead to gas prices at the previous year's level and Robert Habeck should vacate his ministerial armchair. »

Sören Pellmann (Die Linke) vor dem Karl-Liebknecht-Haus seiner Partei in Leipzig. Die Linke hat scharfe Kritik an Wirtschaftsminister Habeck (Grüne) geäußert und ihm eine Abzocke der Gaskunden vorgeworfen. © Jan Woitas/dpa Sören Pellmann (Die Linke) in front of his party in Leipzig's Karl Liebknecht House. The left has expressed sharp criticism of Minister of Economic Affairs Habeck (Greens) and accused him of a rip off of gas customers.

Pellmann also accused Habeck in his ministry. Exactly the corporations that are now facing a nationalization could have noticed the gas surcharge. «This smells like a crowded game against the citizens. Nationalization yes, but no rip off of gas customers. The energy industry belongs in a public sector. » The invoice must go to finance minister Christian Lindner (FDP).

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Advice by external third parties “offered”

Pellmann referred to a response from the Ministry of Economic Affairs to a parliamentary request. Accordingly, a business office and an auditing company were involved in the creation of the “Gas Price Adjustment Ordinance”. In addition, the ministry consulted Securing Energy for Europe GmbH (SEFE), VNG AG and Uniper and several associations as part of the association hearing. From the Federal Government's point of view, the participation of external third parties in the development or revision of the gas procurement levy is "necessary and required" due to the high legal and gas economic complexity.

is intended to support gas importers who have very high costs for replacement procurement due to the lack of Russian deliveries. This ensures higher prices for millions of customers. Despite the planned nationalization of Uniper, the Federal Government initially wants to stick to the instrument of gas surcharge, which is to be introduced on October 1. A nationalization of SEFE is also considered possible. With a view to the nationalization of Uniper, SPD boss Saskia Esken also considers a gas price lid to be possible. The current profitability gap of gas importers should be closed either with the gas surcharge or by supporting the gas price by tax funds. "With the full takeover of Uniper, the second way is becoming more and more likely," she told the "Welt am Sonntag". But of course it has to be kept in mind that the funds of the state are limited - "as long as we do not want to go to the debt brake or tax". It will be talking about this in the next few weeks.

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