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The Federal government wants to help the coal regions

What's happening to the Coal phase out with the affected regions? This should clarify the coal Commission, but there was Trouble. Now there was a top-level meeting in the Chancellery, apparently, the first approximations.

by The planned exit strategy from Coal-affected regions such as the Lausitz region can expect long-term grants from the Federal government. The Saxons said-Anhalt's Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff, according to a top coal countries meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel, several Federal Ministers and the tips of the carbon Commission. The CDU-politician said, it must be "substantial funds" for many years. The German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, have agreed.

First of all, the coal Commission had to set "guardrails". The crucial meeting of the government-appointed panel on 25. January. If it is not then come to a result, to it at the 31. January a Meeting of heads of government of the coal countries, with Merkel and Federal Ministers, said Haseloff.

Brandenburg's Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke said after the four-hour Meeting, the Federation and the Länder are agreed, "that could work also exit for reasons of climate protection are necessary for Coal" only when the power supply is secured - "to the citizens at acceptable prices". At the same time, the coal regions for the future are in need of safety with well-paid jobs and additional infrastructure, said the social Democrat.

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