BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – The FDP in the Bundestag has criticized the sluggish implementation of Corona aid in view of the hard lockdown. “Many companies have not seen a cent of the promised aid,” said parliamentary group vice-president Christian Drr of the German press agency. He referred to a response from the federal government to a request from the FDP. Accordingly, the application process for December aid is currently being programmed. If possible in December, at the latest in early January, payments on account should be possible.
Regarding Bridging Aid III, it was said that the programming of the application process would begin in January after final agreement on the details of the program with the countries. Fixed operational costs are reimbursed for bridging aid III. The November and December aid, on the other hand, supports companies from the catering sector, for example, who had to shut down their operations. Sales losses are reimbursed. Advance payments have already been made for the November aid.
Drr criticized the slow implementation of the aid and spoke of a farce. “It would make much more sense to have quick liquidity aids, which are paid out through the finance offices, because there is already a functioning channel to the companies. This finally requires a significantly expanded loss offset, as proposed by the FDP.” The coalition could not agree on this./hoe/DP/zb