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
has been closed in the nationwide
Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg
since the beginning of November.
Because the promised
only flowing slowly:
Federal Government of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)
in a dramatic call for help
Federal Ministry of Economics is
now admitting failures in dealing with the
Munich / Berlin - Politicians break their promise that the
aid will be ineffective.
The accusations of the
against the government of
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU)
Since November 2,
pubs, restaurants, bars and inns in Germany have
closed due to the
Some make do with pick-up food and a delivery service, other
have temporarily closed completely.
Coronavirus pandemic in Germany: Many restaurateurs and hosts are waiting for Corona November help
They had to do you
during the first
in the spring.
, 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
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
, politicians are now
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
to the heads of state
payment is required and a
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
complain that they will soon no longer know how to cover their fixed costs.
You feel let down.
because of the
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
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.