“Germany stands firmly by Ukraine’s side in this hour of danger”

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."
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Video “Germany stands firmly by Ukraine’s side in this hour of danger”

Ukraine has enjoyed independence since 24 August 1991. Ukrainians are marking today’s public holiday under horrific circumstances. In his message to the Ukrainian people, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz stressed that “the dark shadow of Russia’s brutal war of aggression remains a heavy burden.” He declared that Germany stands firmly by Ukraine’s side in this hour of danger, “today and for as long as Ukraine needs our support.”