German media are calling the actions of the German government on the budget bill a "black day for Germany." The ruling coalition has so far failed to reach an agreement on how to plan spending for 2024 to reduce the budget deficit. It is likely that Germans will spend the holidays without answers to the most important questions about the country's financial future, and will welcome the New Year without a passed budget.
The parties of the ruling coalition of the SPD, Greens, and FDP, led by Chancellor Olaf Scholz, have failed to reach an agreement on financial matters for the next 12 months. The portal t-online.de writes about "incompetent governments" that "are unable to reach an agreement on the most important issues," and in addition to the party leaders, also points to Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (Greens) and Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) as responsible for the current situation.