CSU plans commuter flat rate, “which increases with fuel”


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CSU retreat in Berlin: Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (right). © IMAGO / Stefan Zeitz

At the CSU retreat in the Bundestag, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder and CDU leader Friedrich Merz take a stand on future issues. The ticker.

  • CSU retreat in the Bundestag*: The Berlin parliamentarians of the party meet on February 2nd and 3rd.
  • The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder* and CDU leader Friedrich Merz* are also represented.
  • The Christian Social Union in Bavaria publishes plans for a commuter allowance that is to be dynamically adjusted to the fuel price (see the first report from February 1).
  • This News ticker for the CSU retreat in the German Bundestag * is continuously updated.

Munich/Berlin – What plans does the CSU have as a partner of the CDU* and as an opposition party in the German Bundestag in the future beyond the Free State? The Berlin parliamentarians of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria want to fix the topics on February 2nd and 3rd.

Also present: the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder and the new CDU chairman Friedrich Merz. Most recently, the CSU in the Bundestag under its regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt put a lot of pressure on the traffic light federal government made up of SPD, Greens and FDP.

CSU retreat in the Bundestag in the news ticker: Markus Söder and CDU leader Friedrich Merz are there

And your own suggestions? There should be now. To be more precise: The CSU state group wants to take action against rising energy prices with a list of demands. According to the report, the strategy paper contains image-Newspaper of Monday (January 31) listed five points. The CSU state group is calling for the EEG surcharge to be abolished in the first half of this year, “so that electricity prices can be reduced effectively this year”.

The regional group in parliament is therefore proposing a “dynamic commuter allowance” that “automatically increases with the price of fuel”. As rising energy prices hit “medium and lower income earners and pensioners the hardest”, MEPs are calling for a “protective shield” against price increases with inflation-compensated taxes and social benefits.

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In order to prevent jobs from migrating, “an effective reduction in the price of industrial electricity for energy-intensive production” is also needed, quoted the image from the paper. After all, Germany must rely on a larger number of providers in order to avoid becoming dependent on Russia. This also includes the establishment of a larger national gas reserve “in order to build up a crisis-proof supply diversity”.

CSU retreat in the Bundestag in the news ticker: Focus on energy prices and commuter allowance

“The rising energy prices are becoming a mega challenge for our country,” it says loudly image in the paper. For commuters it is the high fuel prices, for middle-income people the high heating costs, for companies the high electricity prices. The traffic light coalition ignores the energy price spiral and refuses quick relief. (pm) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA


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