25 Mar The Bundestag Passed a Gigantic Supplementary Budget, Which Was Supported Almost Unanimously – 156 Billion Euros in New Debt and Guarantees of 600 Billion Euros
The debt brake was suspended in a separate vote in order to ensure the aids.
469 MPs voted in favor.
There were 3 votes against and 55 abstentions.
The total volume of the measures is 122.5 billion euros.
50 billion euros are planned for direct grants for small companies and stand-alone self-employed.
At the same time, the Federal Government expects the economic consequences of the Corona crisis to lower the tax-take by 33.5 billion euros.
The Parliament also decided on a rescue fund for ailing large-scale enterprises worth 600 billion euros.
This includes that the State can acquire participations in companies, if necessary. Potential State holdings should be privatized again when the crisis is over.
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