The G7 countries are working together as close friends and allies – this was stressed by Federal Chancellor Scholz after the Summit in Elmau. “The meeting was an impressive demonstration of our unity and our determination,” he said. The G7 fully supports Ukraine, plans to fight world hunger and is leading the way in climate protection.
The G7 Heads of State and Government discussed one topic in particular – the war in Ukraine. Federal Chancellor Scholz stressed that the war would shape international relations for a long time to come. “In relations with Russia, there can be no going back to the time before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.”
Three high-profile appointments await the Federal Chancellor in the next few days: the European Council in Brussels, the G7 Summit in Elmau and the NATO Summit in Madrid. The focus of the meetings will be the war in Ukraine. In the Bundestag, Olaf Scholz stated the aims pursued by the Federal Government – and said that Germany would face up to its responsibility.
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Robert Habeck announced the second level of the gas emergency plan today. The alert level now applies. Previously, Russia had reduced its gas deliveries, resulting in a considerable deterioration in the supply situation. The Federal Government is taking measures to save gas.
Pensioners will receive more money as of 1 July: payments will increase by 5.35 percent in western Germany and by 6.12 percent in the new federal states. This was announced by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs. The development showed that the pension system was working in spite of the current crises, said the Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil.