Daimler wants more donations this year to political parties - CDU-politician Bareiß the "democracy-hazardous". In the process, many companies are shifting now to other ways of support.
When the Treasurer of the FDP's Hermann Otto Solms, the vault of his party to open, then the "empty". Solms needs for the balance of his party, only this one word.
As the FDP in 2013, the Bundestag flew, broke for the liberals, a key pillar of the financing of political parties. They had a bad election result and got much less money from the state Treasury.
Per voice, which gets a party in the case of elections, there is money from the state. A few votes means little money. The second pillar is crumbling, also in the case of many parties: member contributions. The SPD has halved in the past 20 years, almost, in the case of the CDU, it looks a little better. The third pillar remains donations.