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Of Saxony, the head of government Kretschmer rejects vouchers for holidays in Germany
Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer (CDU), spoke in strong terms against the proposal by its Bavarian counterpart, Markus Söder (CSU), vouchers for holidays within Germany, to spend. The Situation in the Corona-crisis "so serious and sensitive that we focus on the absolutely necessary things to focus sollten", Kretschmer said the Newspapers of the Funke media group (Friday editions). To not have included these priorities in the use of state funds holiday vouchers-he stressed.
Kretschmer argued for additional state support for the restaurant as previously planned. Specifically, he proposed the reduction of VAT on drinks to extend the time limit of the VAT reduction for the sector to be lifted. The Federal government had decided at the beginning of may, a VAT reduction from 19% to seven percent for meals in restaurants until the end of June 2021.
The issue of financial incentives for the holidays within Germany could play at the small party Congress of the CSU in this Friday for a role. Party chief Söder had argued a few days ago for such incentives in the Form of vouchers. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the CSU shall hold, for the first time in its history, a small party only through the Internet.
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