Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck has defended the planned gas price brake against criticism. "We accept social non-specificity so that we can help quickly," said the Green politician in an ntv interview published on Sunday. The grants would also go to people who did not need them.
The federal government wants to relieve gas customers from next year and take over some of their increased costs. First of all, there should be emergency aid in December, so that gas and district heating customers will have an advance payment waived. This aid alone is expected to cost taxpayers nine billion euros.