"Commitments are still too few": costs for G7 summit: Bavaria is still struggling with the federal government

When seven heads of state and government, representatives of the EU and their employees come together for three days in a highly secured location, it is not cheap: the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau is said to cost a three-digit million sum.

"Commitments are still too few": costs for G7 summit: Bavaria is still struggling with the federal government

When seven heads of state and government, representatives of the EU and their employees come together for three days in a highly secured location, it is not cheap: the G7 summit in Schloss Elmau is said to cost a three-digit million sum. It is not yet clear who will pay for how much.

After the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, Bavaria is still arguing with the federal government about the bill for the event, according to Prime Minister Markus Söder. "We are still struggling with the federal government for the final financing. The commitments made so far are still too little," said the CSU politician to the "Augsburger Allgemeine".

The Free State did not apply for the orientation, but fulfilled a request from the federal government. As the host, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is ready to meet the financial obligations, said Söder. "It hasn't been that pronounced with the Federal Minister of Finance so far. But I'm confident that we can still regulate it afterwards, otherwise there would be a bitter aftertaste." Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann had demanded that the federal government bear the costs of the G7 summit. They had been estimated in advance at 180 million euros.

After the summit concluded on Tuesday, Söder announced that Bavaria no longer wanted any international summits in the country for the time being. "For the foreseeable future we have done our duty with such large peaks, now others can show whether they can do it just as well." In principle, however, the CSU leader was satisfied with the course of the high-level meeting from the point of view of the host state. "The G7 conclusion for Bavaria is very, very positive." So the security concept was convincing.

After a discussion, especially in social networks, about Bavarian folklore on the sidelines of the summit talks, Söder said that all state guests had enjoyed "this special culture" very much. Traditional costumes or brass band musicians were "excellent representatives of our country". The Prime Minister advised other federal states to set their own priorities as hosts at future summits. Depending on the region, they could have a shanty choir or a miners' choir perform at the reception.

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