Berlin rejects Christmas lights on two streets amid rising electricity prices
BERLIN, 13 September – RIA Novosti. The Berlin Senate has approved this year that it will not spend money on Christmas wreaths on the capital’s famous Kurfürstendamm boulevard and on Unter den Linden, another famous Berlin street, the German news agency reported. dpa citing Stefan Schwarz, the senator responsible for the city’s economy.
“While everyone is urged to save money and prepare relief packages for people and businesses struggling with rising electricity prices, we cannot seriously tell anyone that we are spending hundreds of thousands of euros of taxpayer money on Christmas lights,” Schwartz worded agency.
According to him, the Senate has decided not to continue financial support for Christmas lighting in 2020 from 2022. Last year, 250,000 euros were allocated for Christmas lighting in Berlin’s Charlottenburg district in Kurfürstendamm, and 160,000 euros in the Mitte district on Unter den Linden boulevard.
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