Four states are expected, according to a study in 2013 won more surpluses in their budgets. In Saxony, Thuringia, Saxony-Anhalt and Baden-Wuerttemberg below the required consolidation of the debt brake, forward the most, according to a study by the Institute of German Economy (IW) for the Initiative New Social Market Economy (INSM) out.
Accordingly, a total of seven countries 2010-2013 its budget deficit by more than half, and seven more have decreased by less than half. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and North Rhine-Westphalia according to the study until 2013, however, take on new debt.
It currently has the highest per capita deficit of the study, according to Bremen with 1850 €, but it will fall, according to financial planning by 2013 to 16 percent. In the Saarland, which is in second place, even 76 percent should be saved. The deficit is the lowest of the study, currently in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with 80 € per head. By 2013, however, it should therefore increase to almost 99 €.
INSM-CEO Hubertus Pellengahr said the debt brake is a "successful tool" against the national debt.Not only the European countries, but also the German federal states have to contribute. "The later they start, the more painful the process and doubtful of success," he said.
According to the Basic Law requires the states to come out in 2020 from the "structural deficit" that cyclical deficits are still allowed. The IW criticized that the Constitution does not define both types of deficit. Countries could then work each with its own calculation method. "The Stability Council should be authorized to demand to recurring appointments by the states unified financial planning," said CEO Rolf Kroker IW.