Berlin (dpa / bb) - The Berlin Senator for Economic Affairs, Ramona Pop (Greens), has promised further programs after criticizing the slow-flowing economic aid for companies in the Corona crisis.

"We will concentrate on the groups that are also important in Berlin: the self-employed, small businesses," said Pop on Thursday in the Berlin House of Representatives.

Among other things, the Senator plans to spend around 150 million euros on this.

The money comes from the 500 million euros that the Senate recently approved for economic aid.

According to the Senate Administration, this “restart aid Berlin” is intended as a subsidy program for companies with up to five employees in order to be able to restart quickly, especially in the period after the lockdown.

Previously, several opposition groups in the House of Representatives had criticized the delayed payments of the November and December aid.

"The current findings of the Berlin economy are frightening," said FDP parliamentary group leader Sebastian Czaja.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry judged the mood of the companies as a triad of anger about the outstanding help, "a lack of prospects and the feeling of not being heard".


The November and December aid financed by the federal government must also be applied for there.

For a long time, the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) responsible for the payment had no way of accessing the data.

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