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Corona in Germany: wave of lawsuits against measures feared – tax increases under discussion

  • fromMarcel Richters

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The partial lockdown in Germany decided on Wednesday has raised doubts. Many citizens disagree.

  • The new Corona-Measures by the federal and state governments come across criticism.
  • However, there could be more extensive ones limitations consequences.
  • Some politicians want too Tax increases due to the Corona-Pandemie do not exclude.

Berlin – The New corona infections regularly reach new people in Germany Maximum values. On Friday, the Robert Koch Institute registered 18,681 newly infected people. This has almost reached a value that Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) had warned about for Christmas. As a result, the virus is spreading much faster than originally assumed.

Therefore, the Chancellor and the Prime Ministers have a partial on Wednesday (October 28, 2020) Corona-Lockdown decided for Germany in November. Despite the rapidly increasing number of infections, there are doubts about the legality of the undertaking.

Lawyers criticize new corona measures

Constitutional lawyer Ulrich Battis expects a “high number of lawsuits” in the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. He refers to those already overturned by the courts Accommodation bans and Corona curfew. Battis assumes that there could be appropriate decisions in the coming week. But: “I don’t expect the entire lockdown to be overturned by the courts,” said Battis.

The deputy chairman of the FDP and lawyer Wolfgang Kubicki exercises sharp in the “Passauer Neue Presse” criticism to the Corona resolutions from the federal and state governments. He even expects that the measures in their entirety could not pass before courts: “The decisions remain of such a remarkable contradiction that it only appears questionable when the first court overturns them and not whether.” It was already criticized by various associations from the Economy given the corona measures.

State cabinets advise on corona rules – citizens support decision-making

Meanwhile, many country leaders want the new ones Corona measures with their respective state cabinets. The governments of Brandenburg, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saarland and Saxony should come together for this. In Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia, the state governments had already issued appropriate ordinances on Thursday. Also in the state parliaments should the new Corona regulations Be subject. Corresponding government declarations are planned in Bavaria and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Despite the criticism, a large part of the citizens is from the Corona measures convinced. In a representative survey of the Forsa Institute for RTL and n-tv, 50 percent were in favor of the strict measures, and another 16 percent wanted even stricter regulations. 33 percent believe that Corona regulations are too far-reaching.

According to experts, more far-reaching corona rules are possible

According to the head of the Infectious Diseases Department at Cologne University Hospital and President of the German Society for Infectious Diseases, Gerd Fätkenheuer, there could actually be more far-reaching measures. Fäktenheuer also wants a real one Lockdown with curfews to contain the Coronavirus do not exclude. Compared to the “Rheinische Post” he was optimistic that such a Lockdown not necessary. But there is a possibility if there is no turning point in the number of infections in the next 10 to 14 days. Then more should be added, so the scientist.

There is a new partial lockdown in Germany. There are doubts about the new corona measures.

© Rolf Vennenbernd / dpa

Merkel against renewed border closings in Europe due to the corona pandemic

A completely different one Corona measures wanted to exclude Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). She spoke out against another on Thursday at an EU video summit Closing borders within the EU. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert added: “Especially for Germany as a country in the middle of Europe, it is important that the borders remain open”. This is the only way to ensure a functioning economic cycle. Some countries – as in the first wave of Corona-Pandemie – already closed their borders again as far as possible. Hungary hardly allows any foreigners to enter, and entry to Denmark is only possible with “good reason”.

Discussion about tax increases after the corona pandemic

Merkel’s Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) also wanted to rule out an increase in taxes. Altmaier said that to the “Bild” newspaper. Tax increases are “poison for the economy” and therefore not to be achieved with him in the next four years after the federal election. The SPD’s financial policy spokesman in the Bundestag, Lothar Binding, sees things differently: “The people who got through the crisis well should help the state get back on its feet after the crisis,” Binding also said in the “Bild” “. The federal government wants to make another 10 billion euros available to cover the lost sales of companies through the Corona-Pandemie balance in November. According to Binding, high earners in particular could see a tax sign of the solidarity put.

On Wednesday (October 28th, 2020) Chancellor Merkel and the Prime Ministers of the federal states announced new corona measures. Among other things, closings in the catering and overnight areas are planned for the whole of November. In addition, contacts in the public are limited and “services close to the body” should no longer be offered. (Marcel Richters with dpa)

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