Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck has promised companies more support in view of the energy crisis. "There is a risk of operational closures, and we have to counter that. That's why we will expand the aid programs," said the Vice Chancellor to the editorial network Germany (RND) according to the advance notice.
Meanwhile, the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry complained that prices had reached a level that threatened the existence of many companies. "More and more companies are telling us that they no longer have a supply contract for electricity or gas. The tap is literally turned off," DIHK President Peter Adrian told RND. "But without energy, no economy can run."