Following a top court ruling that resulted in the transfer of money back from Germany’s Climate Transformation fund, Economy Minister Robert Habeck stated that this has led to a chain reaction. The now-cancelled 60-billion-euro in funds leverage far more capital, causing concern about the impact on the economy if investments were not made.
Habeck emphasized that these funds are not something that can be disregarded, and the loss to the economy if investments were not made now would be even greater. The government is now working quickly to prepare and discuss how to set up its budget in light of the ruling and the missing funds.
Transport Minister Volker Wissing also commented on the ruling and its consequences on government funds, stating that budget prioritization must be re-evaluated and checked. He emphasized that this evaluation must take place now and that the exact result cannot be anticipated.
It is unclear what the exact result will be at this time, but the government is addressing the situation and working to find solutions.