– Minimum wage: The statutory minimum wage is to increase from the current EUR 9.60 to EUR 12 per hour.
– Rent: The rent brake is to be extended and tightened. In areas with a tight housing market, rents should only be allowed to rise by up to 11 percent within three years instead of the previous 15 percent.
– Energy costs: On January 1, 2023, the financing of the billions in the EEG levy to promote green electricity through the electricity price is to be abolished.
– Home office: If you work from home, you should still be able to claim a special flat rate on your tax return in the coming year.
– National debt: The debt brake anchored in the Basic Law is to be complied with again from 2023.
– Local transport: More money is to be invested in the expansion of local public transport.
– Rail reform: In future, trains are to run every half hour between the largest cities, and transfer times are to be significantly reduced.
– Electric cars: The charging options for electric cars are to be expanded more quickly.
– Drugs: In the future, cannabis will be available to adults for consumption in licensed shops.
– Bundeswehr: The troops should be able to arm drones.
– Arms exports: German arms exports are to be restricted more effectively with a new law.
– Nuclear disarmament: Germany’s fundamental rejection of the United Nations’ nuclear weapons ban treaty is to be abandoned – a deviation from the previous NATO line.
– Voting age: The minimum age for participating in federal elections is to be reduced from 18 to 16 years.
– Renewable energies: By 2030, Germany should obtain 80 percent of its electricity from renewable energies. So far, the goal has been to have achieved a share of 65 percent by 2030.
– Driving license: The SPD, Greens and FDP want to lower the minimum age for acquiring a car driving license and enable accompanied driving from the age of 16 instead of the previous 17 years. (APA / red)