Tweet by Federal Chancellor Scholz

Relief for electricity and gas prices 200 billion euros for economic protective shield

The Federal Government is erecting a so-called protective shield worth 200 billion euros to reduce the price of electricity and gas. As Federal Chancellor Scholz: explained, one of the things it will be used for is to fund a gas price brake and to help ensure that everyone will be able to cope well and pay their bills.

Graphic text against a blue background: "Housing benefit reform - 2 million households to benefit as of 2023. A permanent heating cost component will also help to curb rising heating costs."

Tweet by Federal Chancellor Scholz

“We mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II. She was a role model and inspiration for millions, also here in Germany. Her commitment to German-British reconciliation after the horrors of World War II will remain unforgotten. She will be missed, not least her wonderful humour.”