A moratorium on electricity and gas cuts could protect citizens in the event of late payments. Minister of Justice Buschmann considers the implementation to be too complicated. SPD General Secretary Kühnert disagrees.

SPD General Secretary Kevin Kühnert has appealed to the FDP not to close the door on a moratorium on electricity and gas cuts due to unpaid bills. “It cannot and must not be that next winter, due to the price development and the financial overload, someone is sitting in the cold in their apartment because they could no longer pay the bill,” said Kühnert on Sunday in the RTL / ntv interview. The SPD is open to talks about the “precise instruments” of a moratorium. “But a country like ours would not be worthy of such wealth if people had to freeze in their own homes in winter,” said Kühnert.