Before the planned adoption of the state budget on Wednesday, the left parliamentary group criticized the procedure and called for corrections. According to an amendment, more money should flow for swimming pools, hospitals, universities and a hardship fund for needy pensioners, as parliamentary group leader Eva von Angern and financial policy spokesman Andreas Henke told the German Press Agency.

The budget deliberations were problematic overall, said von Angern, with a view to the more than 140 amendments that the black-red-yellow coalition had tabled in the finance committee’s adjustment meeting. As a parliamentary group, we couldn’t seriously deal with the applications, she criticized. The governing factions have done their thing.

The 2023 budget is to be decided by the state parliament on Wednesday. It has a volume of around 13.75 billion euros. The Minister of Finance insists on a budget without additional debt, said Henke. That is not correct in the current situation. That doesn’t help anyone here.

The left wants an additional 300 million euros to be made available for the hospitals. In addition, school social work should be financed from state funds in order not to be dependent on EU funds in the future, according to von Angern.

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