Greenpeace protests in front of FDP headquarters for climate ticket

Traffic – Berlin : Greenpeace protests in front of the FDP headquarters for a climate ticket

A demonstrator stands in front of the FDP headquarters with an oversized “9 euro ticket” during a protest. Photo: Paul Zinken/dpa (Photo: dpa)

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Berlin (dpa) – One day before the special meeting of the transport ministers, environmental activists demonstrated in front of the FDP headquarters in Berlin-Mitte for a climate ticket. On Sunday they again called for the tax privilege for company cars to be abolished. Under the motto “Mr. Lindner: 1 company car or 50 climate tickets?” they parked a luxury car in one lane in front of the federal headquarters, and 50 people lined up in the opposite lane. A total of around 100 people took part in the campaign, Greenpeace said.

“The promotion of a Porsche 911 as a company car costs the state as much money as the subsidy for 50 climate tickets for a maximum annual price of 365 euros,” said the environmental association. Greenpeace again called on Federal Finance Minister Christian Linder (FDP) to abolish tax aid for company cars. The money could be used to finance affordable climate tickets for millions of people, emphasized Greenpeace traffic expert Marissa Reiserer. “This saves CO2 and at the same time relieves the burden on poorer people.”

On Monday, the state transport ministers, chaired by Bremen, will discuss with Federal Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) a possible successor model to the 9-euro ticket in local transport.

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