Berlin – Bundestag advises on energy supplies and relief measures

Plenary session in the Bundestag in Berlin (archive image) (IMAGO / Christian Spicker)

In the first reading, a law is on the agenda with which the traffic light coalition wants to alleviate the burden of inflation. The basic tax allowance, child allowance and child benefit are to be increased. With changes to the income tax rate, the effects of the so-called cold progression are to be compensated.

Also in the first reading, the MPs are discussing amendments to the Energy Security Act to promote the expansion of renewable energies. In a draft law, the Union faction is calling for the service lives of the three German nuclear power plants still on the grid to be extended until the end of 2024. The parliamentary group of the party Die Linke is requesting that electricity and gas cutoffs by energy suppliers be banned.

This message was broadcast on Deutschlandfunk on September 22, 2022.