"In its current form, the reconstruction fund of Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron cannot be approved by us," Lindner told the newspapers of the Funke media group (Monday editions) immediately before the French President's visit to Germany. The money had to be used in a targeted manner to strengthen Europe's competitiveness and to advance the transformation of the economy.
"Aid payments should therefore be subject to conditions." In addition, there must be a clear repayment schedule so that new mountains of debt are not always piled up. It is right to help partner countries in the corona crisis, Lindner added. “However, we do not need any further transfers with the watering can. That would only create an incentive to postpone necessary reforms before Corona. ”