Car: Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are calling for new EU rules

Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are calling for more support for the transformation of the auto industry in their federal states. The EU state aid rules would have to be changed in such a way that companies in regions that are currently still structurally strong could also receive aid, demanded the economics ministers of both countries in the “Welt am Sonntag”. It is imperative that location disadvantages, which are currently burdening companies from structurally strong regions, are quickly compensated for with funding measures, according to Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Economic Affairs, Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut (CDU). Bavaria's Minister of Economic Affairs Hubert Aiwanger (Free Voters) said: "Brussels must design its subsidy rules and climate requirements in such a way that structurally strong regions and industries are not weakened; this applies in particular to automotive jobs in Germany."