Germany agrees to a 130 billion euro package to boost the economy affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Germany will put 130 billion euros into an economic stimulus package to revive an economy that was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel said late Wednesday.
As part of the far-reaching measures, outlined in a 15-page document, the value-added tax is to be lowered temporarily, families are to receive 300 euros per child, and the state discount on the purchase of electric cars is to be doubled to 6,000 euros.
For the first time, Angela Merkel spoke in detail about the events in the USA. She avoided questions about Donald Trump as far as possible. All developments in the Liveticker.
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) evasively commented on the responsibility of US President Donald Trump for police violence and racism in the USA. When asked whether Trump played a role in polarization in the United States, Merkel said on Thursday on the ZDF program “Was nun, Frau Merkel”: “I think that the political style is already a very controversial one. She said that society in the United States is very polarized. Her demand on politics is to bring together and reconcile.