The deputy leader of the Greens parliamentary group, Konstantin von Notz, complained on Twitter about “disloyal behavior and resentment” in the coalition. “The poor performance of the Federal Chancellor, his lousy poll numbers, memory gaps at Warburg and his responsibility at Nord Stream 2” could not be “cured” in this way,” wrote the member of the Bundestag on Sunday evening.
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The reason for the harsh words is likely to be criticism by the SPD politicians Lars Klingbeil and Dirk Wiese of Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) because of the controversial gas levy, which will be due for all gas customers from October 1st. There is broad criticism – also from our own ranks – because too Companies benefit from the surcharge that are not in economic difficulties.
The SPD chairman Lars Klingbeil accused Habeck on Saturday of “technical errors” in the construction of the gas levy. “It cannot be that companies that earned billions in the crisis still collect billions in tax money,” he told Zeit Online.
Klingbeil went on to say that it is now “important that we work together to eliminate the technical errors that occurred during the gas levy”. SPD parliamentary group leader Dirk Wiese was similarly critical. “The Habeck principle goes like this: appearances ready for film, technical implementation questionable and in the end the citizen pays for it,” he told the “Bild am Sonntag”. (with AFP)