The Federal government will achieve in 2018, according to a report in the “Handelsblatt” in a budget surplus in the tens of billions. Thus, the government would in the coming year 2019, at least tens of billions of Euro available for new projects, the newspaper said, citing in particular-called government circles.

Earlier, the SPIEGEL had already reported in November about the 10-billion-Plus from the Federal government.

The Federal government achieved this for the fourth Time in a row, a Surplus in 2014, the Federal budget was balanced for the first time since 1969. 2017 had to be the budget plus EUR 5.3 billion.

the Ifo chief Clemens Fuest calls to put Surpluses, first in an extinguishment of debt. “You should pay off debt, until the debt ratio has fallen below 60 percent, and then funds for the establishment of a Fund for the retirement ready,” he told the newspaper.

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