Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder has complained about anti-Bavarian sentiment in the federal government. "We are trying to work constructively with the new federal government," said the CSU leader of the "Bild" newspaper (Monday), referring to the G7 summit in Elmau, which took place at the end of June. "Unfortunately, we sense an anti-Bayern mood in Berlin, sometimes even Bayern bashing," criticized Söder. "You get the impression that one or the other traffic light coalition partner is humming the song 'Take off the Bavarians' lederhosen'".
Söder: There is a risk of the middle class becoming impoverished
Söder was "very worried" about the fall and the high energy prices. "There is a risk of a cold winter and impoverishment of the middle class and average earners." Unfortunately, the traffic light coalition does not have the right concept to protect the country. Söder called for massive tax cuts on energy and food and compensation for increased costs. Instead, gas prices would increase. The federal government must help companies and public utilities in need with rescue packages.
In the debate about longer lifetimes for nuclear power plants, Söder said there should be "no fix-and-Foxi solution" that is only valid for two months. "The head of the Federal Network Agency said that next winter would be at least as dangerous as the coming one. This results in a new term until 2024."