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German ministries’ spending needs exceed 2022 finance plan by 70 billion eur -sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s new authorities’s spending needs exceed this yr’s finance plan by 70 billion euros ($79 billion) resulting from coronavirus bills and a shift in direction of a greener financial system, two sources advised Reuters on Wednesday.



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Leader of Germany's Free Democrats Christian Lindner campaigns in Hamburg


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Chief of Germany’s Free Democrats Christian Lindner campaigns in Hamburg

By 2026, the German ministries’ expenditure needs exceed medium-term finance plans pinned down by the outdated authorities below Angela Merkel by virtually 400 billion euros, the sources added.

This was not doable, one supply near the finance ministry stated.

The ministries’ spending plans additionally put stress on the coalition authorities’s goal to not tackle greater than 100 billion euros of recent debt this yr.

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Finance Minister Christian Lindner known as for extra spending self-discipline.

“Particularly in instances of rising rates of interest, politicians should set priorities,” Lindner was quoted as saying by Rheinische Put up newspaper on Wednesday.

The finance ministry is scheduled to current an in depth 2022 finances and a medium-term finance plan to the cupboard on March 9.

($1 = 0.8836 euros)

(Reporting by Christian Kraemer; Writing by Riham Alkousaa; Modifying by Bernadette Baum)

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