News Digest Item
02 May 2017

“SPD develops economic policy concept for the election campaign”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have issued a paper outlining the party’s economic policy ideas meant to substantiate their candidate Martin Schulz’s position in his bid to become German chancellor, Henrike Roßbach writes in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The paper written by the SPD’s energy policy spokesman suggests lowering the electricity tax in order to allow small and mid-sized companies to invest more money into the digitalisation of their businesses, Roßbach says. “Given the already high and further mounting share of green power, this no longer is an eco-tax but rather a mere funding of the state,” argues Hubertus Heil, deputy chair of the SPD parliamentary group.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW news digest entry SPD to make energy efficiency a post-election priority for more information.

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