Inflation in Germany rose again in August. Consumer prices were 7.9 percent above the level of the same month last year, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Tuesday based on preliminary data. The annual inflation rate had previously fallen for two consecutive months, standing at 7.5 percent in July.
The federal government is currently discussing very carefully "how we can get a package of relief for citizens and companies that is as tailor-made, as efficient as possible, as targeted as possible," said Scholz before the start of the two-day retreat in Brandenburg. The Chancellor emphasized that the government wanted to present the decisions on the third relief package "very quickly", without naming an exact date.