Merkel delivers curious scene: Chancellor stops speech abruptly – reaction of the audience surprised

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Angela Merkel had imagined otherwise: At a speech in Berlin on the German Employers' Day, the Chancellor spoke about the development of Germany. Then it comes to a curious scene.

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech on the German employer day in Berlin.
  • The Chancellor speaks, inter alia, about the Development of Germany since the reunification.
  • When she over the tax research funding speaks, the applause stays out. It follows a strange scene.

Berlin – Chancellor Angela Merkel held her speech on Tuesday, November 12, at the German Employers' Day in Berlin. Among other things, the Chancellor spoke about corporate taxes and the Development of the Federal Republic of Germany since the reunification. Also on the tax research funding Angela Merkel came to speak. On this issue, the Chancellor hoped probably more enthusiasm in the audience. Because a strange scene followed.

In her 30-minute speech, the Chancellor emphasized Germany's good situation since reunification. Germany has developed very well: Few unemployed, good gross domestic product and a stable industry, But Angela Merkel also sees a need for action in corporate taxes. In her speech, she also referred to the tax cuts in the US and France.

Angela Merkel: There is a curious scene about tax research funding

Also over official travel to the EUThe German Chancellor spoke abroad during her speech on Tuesday in Berlin. Angela Merkel promised employers that she would work for changes in the short-term posting of workers abroad at EU level. Employers are upset about the bureaucracy.

Entrepreneurs had been for years tax research funding required. This was decided by the Bundestag in the summer and comes into force on 1 January 2020. Of course, the Chancellor devoted herself to this topic and was proud of what she had achieved. But when Angela Merkel talked about tax research funding, the audience did not react as enthusiastically as the Chancellor had imagined. You can do that differently strange scene not explain. Take a look at the scene in the following tweet (from minute 54:10).

The Chancellor made a special break during her speech because she expected applause. But this was missing. Only a few people in the packed hall clapped. So Merkel reacted with a smile: "Two people who clap. Look, that's not possible. "Only then followed applause from everyone present. The Reaction of the Chancellor can also be seen in the video at Focus.

Merkel speech: That's what the tax research funding is all about

Especially small and medium-sized enterprises come the tax incentives for research and development benefit, since these usually do not have their own research capacities and therefore depend on external service providers. Germany is currently one of the five of the 36 OECD countries that did not promote research and development. That should change from the new year. For Germany, this has been a considerable one so far Disadvantage in international location competition to innovative companies and employees from the fields of research and development.

The tax allowance is important for German companies to enable them to invest more in research and development (R & D). Due to the tax research funding, the federal government takes annually about 1.4 billion euros less one. This loss should be borne jointly by the federal government, the states and the municipalities. To enjoy this tax incentive all taxable companies come in Germany.

The federal government currently has a lot of criticism to listen to. For example, at the GQ Awards a comedian with Angela Merkel, the SPD and the CDU expected. CSU boss Markus Söder sparked further announcements on tax cuts for big swirls in the coalition.

pmo / dpa

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