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“Mr. Habeck will have to deliver,” says Luisa Neubauer
Great expectations of Robert Habeck: “Fridays For Future” demands speed from the climate minister when it comes to climate protection measures. Business and environmental associations describe the goals of the Ampel coalition as “extremely ambitious”. More in the live ticker.
Dhe climate protection movement “Fridays For Future” expects the new federal government and climate minister Robert Habeck (Greens) to accelerate climate protection measures. “In the next few years, emissions in Germany will have to drop drastically. Every measure must be checked to see whether it contributes to it or not, ”says climate activist Luisa Neubauer of the“ Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland ”(“ RND ”/ Thursday).
Every fossil machine and every fossil infrastructure that is in use today must be the last one. There could no longer be new natural gas pipelines and new highways. “Mr. Habeck will have to deliver. And the movement and the people will demand it. “
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9.10 a.m. – Faeser urges Frontex to access the border area with Belarus
The new Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) urges that the EU border protection agency Frontex and aid organizations get access to the border area between the EU and Belarus. It is important to her that “legal standards are adhered to at the border,” said Faeser before her first meeting with her counterparts in Brussels. Therefore, a deployment of Frontex would be good there, explained the successor to Horst Seehofer (CSU). It is just as important to her that “the aid organizations also have access to the people at all times”.
8:48 a.m. – Every second person thinks Scholz will be a good chancellor
According to a survey, half of the citizens are confident about Olaf Scholz’s chancellorship. When asked whether the SPD politician would be a good chancellor, 16 percent answered with “yes” and 34 percent with “more or less yes”, according to a YouGov survey. The polling institute polled more than 1,550 adults on Wednesday – the day the Chancellor was elected by the Bundestag. 30 percent do not assume that Scholz will be a good head of government (“no”: 13 percent; “rather no”: 17 percent). 19 percent did not provide any information or said they did not know.
8:03 am – Geywitz wants to work with the construction industry
The new building minister Klara Geywitz (SPD) wants to seek dialogue with the construction industry to implement the goal of 400,000 new apartments per year. The private economy is needed for this, Geywitz told the broadcaster RBB. “Of course we have to build up construction capacities, which is why we need reliability for the construction industry,” she said.
The industry must know that it is not a “one-off show of strength”, but rather a “permanent attraction of residential construction in the Federal Republic”. Together with Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens), your ministry wants to specifically address the shortage of skilled workers in the building trade.
04:09 am – Chancellor Scholz meets with country leaders
The Prime Ministers of the federal states will meet for deliberations in Berlin on Thursday (2.30 p.m.). Later in the afternoon, the new Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is also expected to join. The meeting in the Chancellery should be about the corona situation, but also about other issues related to the federal and state levels. Only last week, a Prime Minister’s Conference (MPK) agreed with the then Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on further corona measures. Fundamental new decisions on this subject are not expected from the meeting on Thursday.
After the talks, the new Chancellor Scholz, North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU) and Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) will answer questions from media representatives. Wüst is currently chairman of the MPK. On Wednesday the new Chancellor offered a “partnership between the federal and state governments”.
4:00 a.m. – Baerbock visits Paris and Brussels
The new Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) will meet her French colleague Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris on Thursday morning. It is her first trip abroad as a minister in the new federal government. The new European Minister of State Anna Lührmann is also expected to meet her colleague Clément Beaune in Paris.
Then Baerbock wants to travel on to Brussels. There she will meet the EU Foreign Affairs Representative Josep Borrell and then NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for a meeting at lunchtime, the Federal Foreign Office announced. A press conference with Stoltenberg is planned afterwards at around 4:50 p.m.
4:00 a.m. – Business and environmental associations have great expectations of Habeck
Business and environmental associations have great expectations of the new climate protection minister Robert Habeck (Greens). The head of the BDEW energy association, Kerstin Andreae, told the German Press Agency: “The goals that the new federal government has set for itself in terms of climate protection are extremely ambitious. It is therefore important not to lose any more time: Announcements must be turned into concrete laws as quickly as possible. “
Greenpeace climate expert Andree Böhling said: “Robert Habeck knows that the climate crisis will not tolerate delay, he will have to tackle this Herculean task without much training.” The Federal Association of Wind Energy and the Federal Association of the Solar Industry called for decisions to be taken soon in order to accelerate the expansion of renewable energies.
2:00 a.m. – City Council President Lewe calls for billions in climate aid
The President of the City Council, Markus Lewe, calls for additional financial resources in the billions for the municipalities for climate protection. “The cities are pioneers in climate protection, many want to be climate-neutral before 2045,” said Lewe of the newspaper “Rheinische Post” (Thursday edition).
Buildings would be energetically renovated, bus and train lines expanded, bike paths expanded. The municipalities would have to invest a lot of money for all of this. “That is why we need tens of billions of euros in funding annually to advance local climate protection and climate adaptation quickly.”