Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner described the planned €200 billion relief package as a strong signal against Russian President Vladimir Putin. The war against Ukraine is also an energy war against Germany with the aim of damaging social cohesion. "It's a big program, but this country is able to afford it," said the politician on Thursday at an FDP election rally in Osnabrück.
A new state parliament will be elected in Lower Saxony on Sunday. According to current surveys, the FDP is currently five percent and has to worry about entering the state parliament on Sunday.