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Berlin: A folder is in the meeting room with the cleanup meeting of the Bundestag's budget committee

Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa

After weeks of political wrangling and tough austerity decisions, the federal budget for the current year is in place.

In the evening, the Bundestag's budget committee decided on a budget with expenditure of around 476.8 billion euros and compliance with the debt brake.

The Bundestag and Bundesrat are due to make a final decision on this at the beginning of February.

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