CSU boss Söder is pushing ahead with a number of relief proposals for the citizens. For this he gets clear opposition from the SPD, but also approval from an unfamiliar side.

In view of inflation and the energy crisis, CSU boss Markus Söder is calling for an extension of the fuel discount, a state fee moratorium and further relief for local public transport. “My suggestion would be a 365-euro annual ticket for all local public transport throughout Germany,” said Söder of “Bild am Sonntag”. “The fuel discount must be extended over the entire winter. If a winter housing benefit were added for all households, including pensioners, that would help most people noticeably.”