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Blaming Merkel is happening (no surprise!):Unfortunately, I have to do something again that I am very reluctant to do, namely report on information from an unnamed source. I already did that a few days ago, when it was about the film that Khodorkovsky is financing, in which Merkel is to be blamed for the current gas and energy crisis and thus for inflation and the coming collapse of the economy, in order to divert attention from the responsibility of the current governments. By the way, this information has now proven to be true, because first information about the film has surfaced on the net and it should have its premiere at a film festival in the next few days. I will report on this separately
Schlagabtausch im Bundestag: Scholz und Merz machen sich gegenseitig für Energiekrise verantwortlich
Oppositionsführer Merz hat die Ampel für ihr langsames Handeln in der Gaskrise scharf kritisiert. Kanzler Scholz keilte zurück: Man löse Probleme schon, »bevor Sie mitbekommen haben, dass da überhaupt eins war«.
Exchange of blows in the BundestagScholz and Merz blame each other for the energy crisisOpposition leader Merz has sharply criticized the traffic lights for its slow action in the gas crisis. Chancellor Scholz wedged back: Problems are already solved "before you realized that there was one at all."
Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and opposition leader Friedrich Merz (CDU) have made a sharp exchange of blows in the Bundestag about the energy crisis in Germany. Merz accused the traffic light government of doing too little to adequately protect citizens from rising electricity prices and supply shortages in winter. Scholz countered unusually combatively, the federal government is making sure that energy prices are lowered. However, the CDU is to blame for the crisis - through an "irresponsible policy" of the previous government under Angela Merkel.
"They got out of everything, but didn't get into anything," Scholz said to Merz. "They fought against every wind turbine." These struggles would still harm the German energy market. Such a party has nothing to do with the question of how we get our energy of the future.
Scholz: Union did not even see the problem of low storage levelsThe traffic light had already prepared for the lack of deliveries in December and ensured at an early stage that the gas storage tanks were filled, says Scholz. CDU/CSU would not have seen the problem of low storage levels at all. "We solved it before you realized that there was one thing at all," says Scholz. In addition, through the construction of the LNG terminals, for example, it must be achieved that world market prices are paid in Germany and no higher prices that are necessary for the rapid replacement of Russian gas, he added. Accordingly, Scholz was optimistic that you could get through the winter "stacky and courageous", despite all the tensions.
Scholz sharply rejected the previous attacks of the Union faction leader against the traffic light government. "Those who persuade division endanger cohesion in this country. And that's the wrong thing now," Scholz Merz countered.
Merz had previously accused the federal government of delaying a solution in the energy crisis. This crisis is a "classic supply shock," says Merz in the general debate. In such a situation, there is only one answer in the market economy: The existing offer must be exhausted. This also includes a provisional continuation of the remaining three nuclear power plants, says the Union faction leader. Nobody wants to go back to nuclear energy, but not using these capacities now is irrational. "What you are doing now is a lazy compromise."
Merz: "We have a massive electricity problem in this country""We have a massive electricity problem in this country," Merz also said to Minister of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck (Greens). "You have apparently not understood that to this day."
For the winter, the CDU leader demanded more guarantees. The from the 1st The CDU leader wants to stop the gas surcharge planned for October. The Union will put a motion to the vote in the federal parliament this week, he says in parliament. The levy means new burdens for consumers and companies and was "a misconstruction from the beginning."
Merz was not alone in his criticism of the government. AfD co-chief Alice Weidel accused the federal government of ruining the country economically. "They have every reason to fear a hot autumn and winter," says Weidel. Citizens would have every right to take to the streets in view of the current situation.
Left-wing faction leader Amira Mohamed Ali accused the traffic light government of not having a social conscience. The much-vaunted relief package is an "inch" and will hardly help people affected by poverty this winter. Accordingly, the government would have to return to Russia: "Everything must be done to achieve an immediate ceasefire diplomat in order to begin peace negotiations," Ali said. "We must enter into negotiations with Russia on gas supplies in order to ensure security of supply."