Lockdown, School Closures, Compulsory Vaccination – Decision Week – Domestic Policy

Is Germany heading towards a lockdown for everyone, towards new school closings, towards a general compulsory vaccination? The government ruled out all three things – but now we are on the verge of doing so. The future Chancellor Olaf Scholz (63, SPD) speaks of “new dramatic challenges”. His crisis team – according to BLD information, … Read more

Corona: First district shortly before 1000 incidence – domestic politics

We thought we were through with the worst – but now the fourth corona wave is raging! The RKI reports a new nationwide record level for incidences (201.1, as of Monday), the available intensive care beds for adults are currently 10.7 percent (as of Friday). The trend is rising – and in some districts there … Read more

Fight for CDU chairmanship: which competitors Merz has to bow out of the way – domestic politics

Finale in the fight for the CDU party chairmanship. On Saturday over 300 CDU district chairmen voted to let the members decide on the new CDU chairmanship. Favorite of the base and therefore favorite in the party presidency race: Friedrich Merz (65)! BUT: Merz is of course not the only candidate for the CDU top … Read more

CDU district chairperson meeting: will the preliminary decision on Laschet’s successor be made today? – Domestic policy

The wires are glowing again behind the scenes of the Union. In the days and hours before the CDU district chairperson conference in the Berlin hotel “Central District”, the old fronts formed anew and hardened: Those who continue to clarify the successor to still-CDU boss Armin Laschet (60) through board decisions, preserve the legacy of … Read more

At the first session in the Bundestag – Greens scoff at our national colors – Domestic politics

Does this representative of the people have something against our national colors? At the constituent session of the Bundestag, the 3G regulation for the plenary hall applied with a view to Corona. Those who had not been vaccinated, recovered or tested had to take a seat in the stands, everyone else got a black, red … Read more

“Fridays For Future” increases climate pressure on traffic light parties – domestic politics

There is hardly any more climate than with the traffic light parties: Compliance with the 1.5 degree target, the coal phase-out in 2030 and solar roofs on new business buildings – to name just a few of the expensive climate protection points from the exploratory paper by the SPD, Greens and FDP. But that’s not … Read more

FDP boss in the BILD talk “The right questions” – Lindner wants to prevent left slide – domestic politics

FDP leader Christian Lindner (42) defends himself against traffic light criticism from the Union! ► In the BILD talk “The right questions”, Lindner made it clear on Sunday evening: The FDP would “not belong to any left government”, as Union parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus (53, CDU) had claimed. Brinkhaus accusation at the Junge Union’s … Read more

Walter-Borjans on higher taxes for the rich: “Was not possible with the FDP” – domestic policy

He is tired but in a good mood. SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans worked all night Traffic light paper negotiated. Tax increases for the rich are off the table. He thinks it’s a shame when we meet him for an interview on Friday. Nevertheless, he thinks the traffic light is good. BILD am Sonntag: Mr. Walter-Borjans, … Read more

Putin’s blackmail with Nord Stream 2: This is how Merkel brought us the expensive winter – domestic policy

The signs couldn’t have been clearer. For years, experts and politicians, who know how Russia repeatedly uses energy as a weapon, have been warning that the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea will come with a political price. Not just for Ukraine, but above all for Germany. Doubling the Russian-German gas transport … Read more

Traffic light explorations by the SPD, FDP and the Greens – Taxes and the climate are still stuck – domestic politics

The second day of the traffic light soundings has begun – and it could be “difficult”. At least that is what FDP party leader Christian Lindner (42) indicated when he was asked about the mood on Tuesday morning. Lindner arrived at the Berlin exhibition center at 9:08 a.m. – eight minutes AFTER the official start … Read more