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Altmaier wants faster aid for hard-coal regions

so Far is to benefit the brown coal areas of rapid assistance in the Wake of the Coal phase-out. Economy Minister Altmaier proposed that coal regions, should rapidly benefit from the support.

The coal regions in Germany are to benefit according to the will of the Federal Economics Minister, Peter Altmaier, formerly of structural aid than previously planned. In addition to the brown coal regions in the structurally weak coal regions, the emergency aid program should be of around 260 million Euro involved, calls Altmaier, in a Letter to Federal Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, the Saarländischer Rundfunk.

expansion of programs in coal regions

The stone coal regions to equally benefit from the rapid structural AIDS such as the brown coal areas.

so Far, this should apply to the emergency assistance program only for Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia. How the funds are to be divided between the regions, it is not clear from the Letter.

Germany wants to get off until 2038 gradually from the coal-fired power generation. In addition to the emergency aid and a further 40 billion euros to support the structural change in the course of structural strengthening act are intended to flow in the affected regions. Originally, this program should only apply to the brown coal-mining areas, areas with coal-fired power plants should only get in a second round of financial aid. Now both of these concerns should be enshrined in the law.

Hans sees the efforts of the Saarland confirms

The Saar Prime Minister, Tobias, Hans (CDU), said the Saarländischer Rundfunk, Altmaiers proposal also acknowledge the efforts of the state government and the municipalities of the Saarland: "support for the Saarland should not be put on the back burner," said Hans.

SPD: coal regions now promote, 17.04.2019 phase-out of brown coal: the country can expect more money, 16.01.2019 Atlas |Germany |Saarbrücken

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