The Corona-Crisis in Germany had a massive impact on everyone, including communes. They needed a large financial assistance package from federal and state governments. The generated surplus is solely based on those aids. Without them, the biggest deficit in history would be standing in the budget books!
Meanwhile, the communal investments reached an all-time high. Whether or how these can be realized, is not predictable. Find out more.
The communal finance report published by the Bertelsmann Stiftung analyses, which financial burdens for communes arose during this crisis and what impact the governmental financing aides had.
Do you want more details? You can download the entire report from the Bertelsmann Stiftung for free.