SPD in Schleswig-Holstein praises third relief package

Kiel / Berlin (dpa / lno) – Schleswig-Holstein SPD leader Serpil Midyatli has praised the federal government’s new relief package. The people who are having a particularly difficult time are the focus, Midyatli said on Sunday. The large excess profits at energy suppliers would be skimmed off and part of the new relief would be financed in this way. “That ensures justice,” says Midyatli.

The SPD parliamentary group leader in the state parliament, Thomas Losse-Müller, sees growing expectations of the energy summit in Schleswig-Holstein on Tuesday. “The country needs quick decisions.” The implementation of the now expanded housing benefit is the task of the state and municipalities. The energy summit must bring concrete agreements with municipalities and charities on how the country will help everyone who can now get additional support to get it.

The traffic light coalition of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) presented a relief package worth more than 65 billion euros on Sunday in view of rising prices. The most important decisions include an energy flat rate for pensioners and students, a cap on the price of electricity for basic consumption and a new nationwide local transport ticket. In addition, the standard rates for the needy and child benefit are to be increased.

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