Major economic relations between DB Group and the Federal Republic of Germany (Federal Government) relate to liabilities due to the Federal Government arising from loans which have been extended (present value as of June 30, 2020: € 560 million, as of December 31, 2019: € 707 million; as of June 30, 2019: € 691 million). There are also service relationships arising from the fees paid to the Federal Government within the framework of pro forma billing 1) for the assigned civil servants, cost refunds for the secondment of service provision personnel as well as from investment grants which have been received. The guarantees received from the Federal Government primarily relate to the loan received from EUROFIMA as well as the outstanding contributions and liabilities arising from collective liability of Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG) at EUROFIMA.
On the basis of the climate package of the Federal Government, additional Federal funds of € 11 billion will be made available for the purposes of strengthening rail services until 2030. At the end of January 2020, the Federal Government, DB AG, DB Netz AG, DB Station&Service AG and DB Energie GmbH reached agreement in a declaration of intent regarding the actual payment and use of the funds. The funds will be used exclusively for infrastructure, and are to be provided in equal amounts as equity (for increasing the equity of DB Netz AG and of DB Station&Service AG) and in the form of grants.
The funds to be provided in the form of an increase in equity are still subject to the approval of the European Commission regarding state aid requirements. The payment of the entire funds is subject to the decision of the Federal budgeting authority.