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Plans of the Minister of justice: Barley wants shorter contracts

Many mobile phone and landline contracts run for two years. Who wants to go, will have to wait. Minister of justice Barley now wants to prohibit long-term contracts. Without a doubt, the project is not.

Federal Minister of justice Katarina Barley wants. a newspaper report that the long maturities of the contracts say The Plan of the SPD-Minister, would relate primarily to contracts for the Smartphone or the landline.

in General, contracts should have a term to maturity of not more than one year, reported the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sunday newspaper". From the Union's support for the project comes therefore. "Where - is, such as, for example, in the gym or phone contracts - necessary, we support improvements for consumers", said the CDU Deputy Sebastian Steineke. He sits for the Union in the Committee for law and consumer protection.

FDP feared higher prices

contradiction comes from the FDP. The consumer protection policy spokeswoman Catherine Wants to fears that the prices could rise in shorter contract periods. "The uncertainty about the revenue to be secure, the provider of severe price hikes," she told the newspaper.

for two-year contracts, according to the report, part of a package of Barley against alleged cost is going to fall. A key issues paper from your Ministry lists the Changes. In addition to limiting the term of the contract, the project was directed against illegal telephone advertising, and high collection costs.

Comparison websites are not always reliable, 12.12.2018 Atlas |Germany |Berlin

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