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Ministry admits failure: restaurateurs are waiting for billions - dramatic appeal for help to the Merkel government

2020-12-15T19:07:52.262Z

In the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, gastronomy is addressing the federal government of Chancellor Angela Merkel in a downright dramatic call for help. As the Ministry of Economic Affairs admits, billions of euros of the promised November aid have still not been paid out.



In the coronavirus pandemic in Germany, gastronomy is addressing the federal government of Chancellor Angela Merkel in a downright dramatic call for help.

As the Ministry of Economic Affairs admits, billions of euros of the promised November aid have still not been paid out.

  • Coronavirus pandemic in Germany

    : The

    catering industry

    has been closed in the nationwide

    corona lockdown

    between

    Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg

    and

    Bavaria

    since the beginning of November.

  • Because the promised

    November

    aid is

    only flowing slowly:

    restaurateurs

    address the

    Federal Government of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)

    in a dramatic call for help

    .

  • The

    Federal Ministry of Economics is

    now admitting failures in dealing with the

    Covid 19

    crisis

    .

Munich / Berlin - Politicians break their promise that the

November

aid will be ineffective.

The accusations of the

catering trade

against the government of

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)

in the

coronavirus pandemic

are

tough

.

Since November 2,

pubs, restaurants, bars and inns in Germany have

closed due to the

Corona crisis

.

Some make do with pick-up food and a delivery service, other

restaurateurs

have temporarily closed completely.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Many restaurateurs and hosts are waiting for Corona November help

Bitter:

They had to do you

during the first

Covid-19 lockdown

in the spring.

In

winter

, the next setback for the badly battered landlords and entrepreneurs, who, as employers in the middle class and also as taxpayers, play

a not insignificant role in the German economy

.

As the Federal Ministry of Health admitted on Tuesday (December 15), much of the money from the promised

November

aid has still not been paid out.

Specifically, 610 million euros have been transferred so far.

The authorities received 203,708 applications; according to the

picture

, politicians are now

expecting

a total volume of 15 billion euros - only for November.

According to reports, ten billion euros in aid were originally planned for this month only.

Corona pandemic in Germany: Billions of euros in November aid to gastronomy not paid out

The mess is big, right now.

Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU)

had repeatedly promised that the aid should flow quickly and unbureaucratically.

In the past few weeks, the Merkel confidante indicated comparatively meekly that things will not go that fast after all.

The concerns among those affected are enormous.

+

Munich in Corona lockdown: A woman walks past a closed cafe.

© Peter Kneffel / dpa

"The discounts made so far are inadequate, the companies are running out of liquidity," said a letter from representatives of large

catering companies

to the heads of state

and

federal

government

.

Immediate


payment is required and a

warning of

bankruptcies is given

.

Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Covid-19 call for help from Angela Merkel to the federal government

Representatives of chains such as Block House, BalzacCoffee, Feinkost Käfer, Nordsee and Hans im Glück are named as supporters, as well as the

restaurateur Tim Mälzer

.

Larger companies in particular are about to be shut down, the letter says.

The missing payments apparently hit the whole industry.

For example, individual restaurateurs from the comparatively affluent

Munich

complain that they will soon no longer know how to cover their fixed costs.

You feel let down.

The

November

aid stipulates

that the

companies closed

because of the

lockdown

are allowed to claim 75 percent of sales from November 2019 - actually.

Restaurateurs in the Corona crisis: Rent, lease and salaries must continue to be paid

Altmaier's ministry

last corrected its forecast for payments to January - the money should be paid out much later than promised at the beginning.

In the meantime, salaries for permanent employees, leases and rents are still due for many landlords.

(pm)

Source: merkur

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