“Saskia, Annalena’s turn”: Ampel presents coalition agreement in Berlin

VRepresentatives of the SPD, Greens and FDP presented their coalition agreement on Wednesday afternoon in Berlin. The most important message, said SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz at the beginning of the press conference: “The traffic light is on.” It is “not about a policy of the lowest common denominator”. As soon as they arrived, the … Read more

Traffic light negotiations: Working groups leave questions unanswered for the top round

BAccording to information from the German Press Agency, there are still important unanswered questions in the negotiations on a traffic light coalition. There has been progress in areas such as climate, finance, transport, and foreign and defense policy, but the papers of the working groups have brackets – this means that there is still no … Read more

Young Liberals – Traffic light coalition needs “more than legal smoking weed”

Dhe young liberals place numerous conditions on a possible traffic light alliance. “The prerequisite for the coalition is a modernization agenda for the country that breaks the political deadlock of recent years,” said July boss Jens Teutrine on the editorial network Germany (RND). A traffic light coalition needs “more than just legal smoking weed” – … Read more

Bundestag election: Kretschmer does not want to run for the CDU chairmanship

SAxes Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) does not want to run for Laschet’s successor as party leader. “I’m staying loyal to Saxony,” said the 46-year-old to the “Sächsische Zeitung” (Thursday). Kretschmer was traded alongside the Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein, Daniel Günther, and the Saarland, Tobias Hans, as a possible candidate to succeed Armin Laschet. “I … Read more

Bundestag election: Union falls to historically poor value in the poll

Dhe downward slide of the CDU and CSU will not end for the time being. In the opinion trend of the Insa Institute on behalf of the “Bild” newspaper, the Union is only 19.5 percent (minus 1.5 points). A historic low. The SPD, however, can increase and comes to 28.5 percent (plus 0.5). The Greens … Read more

Traffic light: Baerbock insists on “coalition at eye level” – SPD wants to “talk to each other, not about each other”

Germany Traffic light sounding Baerbock urges a “coalition at eye level” – SPD wants to “talk to one another, not about one another” Status: 11:29 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes “We need a coalition agreement that reduces inequalities” The SPD, the Greens and the FDP are meeting for initial talks about a traffic light … Read more

Armin Laschet: “The FDP and the Greens decide whether it will continue”

Bundestag election Preliminary auditions of the Union “The FDP and the Greens decide whether it will continue,” says Armin Laschet Stand: 2:05 p.m. | Reading time: 2 minutes Laschet speaks of a “good exchange” with the Greens CDU boss Armin Laschet reports on a “good exchange” with the Greens. “We believe that such an alliance … Read more

Greens newcomers in the Bundestag: Radical climate protection – “We will show little willingness to compromise”

Zoe Mayer is first of all faced with a very practical challenge. She needs a bike. Mayer is 26 years old and has just entered the German Bundestag for the Greens. Now it’s time to move to Berlin. In her home town of Karlsruhe, she achieved remarkable things on the evening of the election a … Read more

Stefan Aust draws Merkel’s balance sheet: German fear as a state of affairs

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Exploratory talks: One topic is missing from the statements by the SPD and the Greens

Germany Exploratory talks One topic is missing in the statements of the SPD and the Greens Stand: 03.10.2021 | Reading time: 2 minutes A topic that the CDU mentioned first was not mentioned in either Klingbeil (right) or Baerbock and Habeck Source: AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ After three bilateral exploratory talks in one day, the … Read more