Therefore, it is not absolutely necessary to comply with the debt brake in the year 2021, Wieland said. However, this exception would not apply in the medium term. Regarding debt sustainability, Wieland warned against relying on the current interest rate levle. Interest rates would be higher again in the long run, he said.
Statement of Prof. Volker Wieland of 29 June 2020 (PDF)
Report and video of the budget committee's public hearing on 29 June 2020