Daily Management Review

German authorities see no need to add to Uniper aid package


The German Economics Ministry does not believe that the aid package for the energy company Uniper has to be strengthened, according to Beate Baron, the ministry’s spokesperson.

When asked if the ministry saw the need to increase help in light of the overall tense situation in the energy industry, she responded that there is no need for it.

She claims that the increased gas tax, which was previously decided in Germany but won't go into effect until October 1, should bring in more money for the corporation. Businesses "must shoulder the cost of the further purchases" of petrol up until that point.

Baron added that "The package for Uniper was deliberated on all the parts it contains, and from what we know, this package is in the shape in which it was adopted."

source: dw.de