When it comes to financial relief for families in the corona crisis, top politicians are currently outbidding themselves with demands. First had federal family minister(SPD) a bonus of 300 euros per child. The proposal can also be found in the planned one . Armin Laschet (CDU), Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia and candidate for the CDU Chairmanship, is now demanding that this amount be doubled. Laschet wants a nationwide family bonus of a one-off payment of 600 euros per child.
In this context, Laschet pointed out that the families had borne special burdens in the past few weeks. Among other things, the money could serve to promote private consumption and thus boost the economy again.
In addition, Laschet and the NRW Economics Minister Andreas Pinkwart (FDP) provide ten impulses for strengthening the economy and growth, which are also based on recommendations from the RWI and IW economic research institutes. "We are now facing the greatest economic crisis since World War II," said Laschet. "The European Union, the federal government and the state government are now jointly obliged to set up targeted programs that stimulate growth and at the same time enable a real push to modernize."
Requirement of at least 120 billion euros
For an effective economic and modernization package, the NRW government sees a need of at least 120 billion euros nationwide. "New infrastructure projects for climate-neutral and digital mobility and the industry of the future must now be pushed forward massively," said Pinkwart.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, he definitely wanted to set a point for families, said Laschet. However, what this will look like depends on what is ultimately in the federal program.