According to Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP), German retail should not rely too much on the state. "You have to deal with the long-term challenges on your own," said the FDP leader on Thursday at the trade congress in Berlin. He cited digitization as an example. This is the task for companies and investors.
The current crisis with high inflation rates and expensive energy is increasing the pressure to change in the industry. Because the consumer climate has already changed. The state will not leave the industry alone with this, according to Lindner. This would otherwise lead to structural breaks.
There will therefore be no additional burdens for companies for one to two years. In addition, the state adjusts the tax system to inflation in order to maintain purchasing power.
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