In view of the high energy prices, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, has shown himself open to further relief. "Above all, we have to concentrate on those who have very little money at their disposal," said the SPD politician on Deutschlandfunk on Wednesday.
Weil called the idea of improving the distance allowance for commuters "very sympathetic". Lower Saxony is a large area and many people with "small purses" have to cover long distances to get to their jobs. "They need special support again," said Weil.
There is also a lot to be said for creating relief in electricity and heating costs. "In Lower Saxony, for example, we will also talk about this topic with our energy industry," said Weil. But from his point of view it is "also good" if such a process is also initiated at the federal level.