in Front of the coal will meet this Thursday in the Chancellery of the economy, has reiterated that a Coal phase-high costs for the society as a whole.

“It comes to an overall social goal. Therefore, the company must also pay the costs, and Substantially on taxes,” said the President of the German chamber of industry and Commerce day (DIHK), Eric Schweitzer, the Newspapers of Berlin’s New editorial company. Would the cost of Exit from the kill to the price of Electricity, would be too much for many companies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the heads of government of the coal countries want to discuss on the evening via the recommendations of the coal Commission for a Coal phase-out. The Prime Minister had demanded of the Federal government, “robust Commitments” over the long-term financial aid for the structural change in the affected regions. Will take part the heads of government, Armin Laschet (North Rhine-Westphalia/CDU), Dietmar Woidke (Brandenburg, Germany/SPD), Reiner Haseloff (Saxony-Anhalt/CDU), and Michael Kretschmer (Saxony/CDU). Representatives of the coal Commission are to be expected.

Previously, will be presented their recommendations for up to 1700 employees in the Lusatian mining and energy company Leag in Cottbus. The internal operating Assembly also Woidke and Kretschmer. In addition, the Bundestag, will debate in the afternoon, at the request of the FDP in a Current hour on the topic.

The government-appointed Commission, had to exit, after long negotiations, a concept for a Coal no later than 2038 submitted. This provides for billions from the state budget for the structural change. Especially in the Lausitz, in Germany and in the Rhine area, thousands of Jobs are still hanging in the coal.

in addition, the Commission will Transition support for Employees as well as compensation for households and industry beating prices and rising power. With the operators to negotiate compensation for the decommissioning of power plants. The Commission recommends that 40 billion euros in structural aid over 20 years to the coal regions, as well as a programme of 150 million euros.

Schweitzer, as a representative of the business member of the 28-member Commission, demanded that the Federal government should implement the recommendations is now complete. “The government is only the parts that please her, no longer carries the social compromise,” he said.

The economic wing of the Union had generally won in front of a “tax, climate policy symbol policy,” warned. Similarly, the FDP, had argued: “the recommendations of The coal Commission, it’s all expensive,” had a group of Deputy Michael Theurer said.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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