Dresden (dpa / sn) - Saxony's Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping is pushing for the establishment of a hardship fund because of the high energy prices. Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) and Economics Minister Martin Dulig (SPD) both mentioned that something like this was necessary, said the SPD politician on Monday in Dresden. "In this respect, it can't be a sedative, it has to become reality." You will have to discuss how much and for whom the fund will come. Köpping spoke of an addition to the federal relief packages.
Kretschmer and Dulig had indicated the establishment of a hardship fund last week. They want to talk about it at the first cabinet meeting after the summer break. Lower Saxony has already announced such a fund. This is also being discussed in other countries. The funds are intended to relieve consumers of the high costs of gas and electricity.
Köpping and her cabinet colleague, Justice Minister Katja Meier (Greens), also expressed understanding on Monday for any increased demonstrations in the fall as a result of the skyrocketing prices. However, it is crucial not to paint the devil on the wall and talk about the crisis, but to make concrete offers as politicians, said Meier. As a state, you will take a close look at the federal relief packages and fill in any gaps.