Photo: Ulrich Grillo and Peer Steinbruck. Photo: Silvio Duwe
Merkel presents her election campaigns subject to reservation – industrial representatives let Peer Steinbruck flash
The election campaign is slowly riding – and the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI) uses its all-year-round day of German industry to find the top candidates of Union, FDP, SPD and greats on the tooth. According to BDI-Prasident Ulrich Grillo, however, at least parts of politics are now above all one: industrial. In the fight for the votes of the industrial representatives, the reigning federal government is clearly in front. Particularly pleasant from the perspective of the industry is Merkel explained willingness to express their expensive promises for the Wahler if necessary without deleting the eyelash – and to save the company so high taxes.
The mood of BDI-Prasident Ulrich Grillo is shared. On the one hand, he is pleased to be that the Federal Republic had greatly excited the crisis. On the other hand, however, he sees threatening danger from parts of politics and society. These focused on growth inhibitors – and Grillo does not mean the austerity policy in which the Federal Government drives under the cheers of a coarse part of the media Europe. Three essential points, according to the BDI prasident, which has been deemed since November since November, made the industry and inhibited the investments.
In the first place he calls the energy transition, over their progress insecurity. Above all, high electricity prices have been burdened by the industry, which is why Grillo calls for electricity prices. Reliefs such as the liberation of energy-intensive operations of EEG surcharge and network charges were not allowed to fall away. Energy-intensive establishments already counted today to invest in Germany; In parts, they were even deducted their investments. Germany – a stream high price country?
However, looking at the current figures of Eurostat shows: as dramatic, as the industrialobby is the situation, it is by no means. Industrial stream in Germany cost 8.95 cents per kilowatt hour in 2012. Compared to the euro area, Germany is below average – because there is the average price at least 9.55 cents. A short look into the past also makes it clear that energy prices have actually developed pleasing compared to the Eurozone from the point of view of the industry.
For in 2005, the industrial trounce price in the Federal Republic with 7.8 cents per kilowatt hour was still on the average of all euro countries, where the electricity cost 7.13 cents. That Grillo sees the affordability of energy in danger and recommended in this context to set fracking in the future, is particularly noteworthy: because even experts of the Federal Government ame that the shale gas deposits in Germany, even if they were economically acceptable, too small to have an influence on the local energy prices (consultants of the Federal Government keep fracking for overflowed).
As a second problem, Grillo has identified threatening tax threats and redistribution measures. Germany, however, he realizes the mantra of the slender state clearly, no revenue, but an expenditure problem. If the state wants to take more, then he has to put on economic growth. A distribution discussion Grillo for overflowed. After all, it give yes "for each" the chance "on education and ascent by own performance". This is Germany "Right than many other countries", so grillo in an interview with the "Time", which is not available online.
With the realitat, that, of course, has nothing to do, even conservative media repeatedly report that almost all investigations on this topic occupy the exact opposite for Grillo, however, it is important to make the existing problems small. Because where no problem is, none of the BDI members have to participate in the solution of the problems.
Recommended panacea: Starting industry
Finally, for Grillo, the euro and debt crisis is also one of the main problems. The BDI Prasident Stort it that the burger doubts due to the crisis is increasing whether it makes sense to continue to trust the power of the market. According to Burger, Burger, according to Grillo, now a higher influence of the state on the economy. But exactly those states in which the state influence was roughly, the crisis had caused, he claims. However, that the starting point of the crisis in the euro area is in the US financial crisis, which was only possible by completely deregulated capital markets, Grillo does not mention a syllable.
For him, the panacea for the current problems in the starting industry is. For Germany, he calls for a balanced budget and investments instead of discussions about social benefits. It is an industry agenda 2020. In no case, there is minimum broadshouses, a cap of manager bars, a fracking ban or female quotas.
According to Grillo, the reform course in Europe successes – the self-criticism of the IMF on his own reform agenda is largely cold the BDI. That’s one "Typical IMF reaction", explained BDI main supplies Markus Kerber on demand from Telepolis. The medicine was right, only the first dosage has been too hard. But you have learned from this now.
Reforms to Granny Art
Minister of Economic Minister Philipp Rosler and Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer, all as elective chimers for the federal and state election election in the fall, gave rise to the industrial representatives in the Berlin Tempodrom special Muhe to convey the impression of a closed team. In the picture, which has mediated black-yellow in the last four years, that can be seen as a show. But the staging pleases, especially since all three with their ideas are largely on a line with Grillo.
Team boss Merkel. Photo: Silvio Duwe
Rosler, who had the special task to open the round, explained the strengthening of the competitive ability of the Euro-Lander for alternative. In Europe, one is willing to lower debts, to make reforms and reduce payload costs. This is positive. As an ideas for his political goals, Rosler called his grandma. He has already taught him that you have to take money before you give it. The ultimate goal is therefore the budgetary consolidation. For 2014, Rosler promised a balanced household, in 2015 debts were reduced, and from 2016 you can then consider what you do with the survivors.
That now the IMF had to acknowledge that such a sture austerity politics acts crisis-conscripts, rosler ignores exactly as lethargeable as well as Seehofer and Merkel. Especially since the FDP boss does not want to achieve consolidation of higher taxes. He called the red-green control tarp "Raptist by the center of society".
Rosler, Seehofer and Merkel explained unisono investment in education for urgent needed, which sustains at the BDI with regard to the wall painted at the wall painted specialty defects on open ears. Similarly, however, all three that household consolidation have the highest priority – before tax cuts and additional expenses.
At first glance, this statement seems just from the mouth of the Federal Chancellor Kenndig – after all, Merkel has recently made a closer to election campaign gifts in high over 28 billion euros. At the BDI, this is already slightly concerned, even the Union Konne, after the election, increases taxes in order to put at least part of the promises into action.
Rosler; Photo: Silvio Duwe
But the Chancellor has a very different tarpaulin, and can quickly smooth the restlessness. Because both tax threats and new debts excluded Merkel expressive. Only then if the economy is so good that you can pay for your campaign gifts from rising tax revenues, the increased child allowance, the occupational recognition pension for mother and other social measures are implemented.
Grillo, who decided against more redistribution, was allowed to enjoy the chancellor’s speech. Only a dissent between him and Merkel is there: the position at the minimum wage,. Grillo rejects him completely, Merkel wants industry-specific pay limits. But with this minimum wage light, the BDI will probably be living in the end.
Heavy stand for Steinbruck and Goring-Eckardt
With the SPD top candidate Peer Steinbruck or the Grunen Katrin Goring-Eckardt, on the other hand, can be recognized by the industrial representatives little. And that, although both suits just as well, meet the expectations. Thus, both – entirely call for BDI line, a market expansion of renewable energies instead of the existing EEG law. Steinbruck calls the EEG law "Innovation brake number 1". Even with the aim of consolidating households, both are in agreement.
Goring Eckardt; Photo: Silvio Duwe
But even the Nuclear Steinbruck, who praises the Agenda 2010 again before the BDI,, although with the restriction, she had lived in some points to undesirable developments, and at the same time highlights the recovering wage development in Germany as a success, the business representatives do not appear believed in the business representatives. The reason for this is his demand for minimum intervals as well as its tarpaulin for a higher income tax, as well as the reintroduction of wealth and inheritance tax. It does not help his arance that he does not want to take the entrepreneurs thanks to high free announcements.
The shoulder of the top candidates on the BDI party congress thus makes the dilemma in which the SPD has manoved in the selection of their candidate. Steinbruck can not score at the Public Public Publisher, too strong is the memory of his neoliberal course under Gerhard Schroder. And the economy would rather be on the black-yellow original.
Angela Merkel, on the other hand, can afford to collect its election campaign promise after a few days on a public event in fact, without this being re-election even in the approach.