Schleswig-Holstein's Finance Minister Monika Heinold (Greens). © André Klohn/dpa
After the controversial budget freeze, the state government agreed on savings on Tuesday. "This gives us a good basis for lifting the budget freeze," said Finance Minister Monika Heinold (Greens) in the state parliament's finance committee. At the same time, she defended herself against criticism. "The claim that the state government has not made the country's financial situation transparent is simply false."
Kiel - Until Friday, ministries and the State Chancellery had to submit austerity proposals. In the current year, a gap of EUR 122 million in the budget is to be filled; In 2024, there will be significantly more. In mid-May, Heinold had surprisingly imposed a temporary budget freeze "in close cooperation" with Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU). After massive criticism from the opposition and associations, Heinold announced last week, however, that he would lift it again on Friday. Dpa