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FDP for investments without tax increases

(GermanPolicy.com) – FDP chairman Christian Lindner has called for the coming Federal Government to rule out tax increases and a relaxation of the debt brake. The FDP wants to make investments possible if it participates in the government after the elections. “These are our guard…

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40 percent undecided voters

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the Allensbach Institute, the proportion of undecided who want to vote at the Federal Election is 40 percent. Only 60 percent of those who want to vote in the election know whom they want to vote for. 87 percent of those…

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Immediate political program in case of Armin Laschet’s victory

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU board of directors has decided on an immediate program that is to be implemented if the Union parties win the general election. Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) agreed to relieve small and medium incomes by increasing the lump sum. Instead of…

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Altmaier wants to abolish the EEG surcharge to achieve cheaper electricity

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) would like to significantly reduce the EEG surcharge by up to a third by January 1, 2022 and completely abolish it in the coming three years. The levy according to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)…

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Scholz against reforming the debt brake

(GermanPolicy.com) – Olaf Scholz, the SPD’s candidate for Chancellor, sees a coalition with the Greens and the FDP as a possibility. According to media reports, Scholz said that the constitutionally stipulated brake on debt did not need to be reformed. The FDP urges that the…

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Greens want to compensate for climate neutrality in a socially acceptable way

(GermanPolicy.com) – At an extraordinary party congress, the Green party executive wants to pass a key motion that includes socially acceptable climate neutrality. The so-called “social pact” is intended to cushion social hardship and create new jobs. For example, employees are to be given a…

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Laschet, Merz: Red-Red-Green would be “poison for economic recovery”

(GermanPolicy.com) – The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet, and CDU financial expert Friedrich Merz have warned that the election of a red-red-green government due to tax increases would be “poison for economic recovery.” An 8-point paper reads that a tax increase…

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Laschet leading his election campaign with “future team”

(GermanPolicy.com) – The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet, has presented an eight-person future team who will work with him to present the political content in the days leading up to the general election. Four women and four men belong to the…

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Neumann promotes a National Security Council

(GermanPolicy.com) – The expert on security in the future team of candidate for Chancellor, Armin Laschet (CDU), Peter Neumann, has spoken out in favor of a National Security Council in which representatives of ministries coordinate without losing competencies. The Security Council is to be based…

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Laschet wants to achieve development aid target

(GermanPolicy.com) – Armin Laschet, the candidate of the Union parties for Chancellor, would like to “continue to work on the 0.7 percent target” for development aid. Above all, it is important to help Africa. Laschet spoke out in favor of Germany not isolating itself from…

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Söder warns of Red-Red-Green

(GermanPolicy.com) – Speaking at his party’s congress, CSU chairman Markus Söder warned of a red-red-green government. A left slide must be prevented, Söder explained. Germany should be ruled by Armin Laschet, not with Olaf Scholz or Annalena Baerbock at the helm. A left Federal Government…

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Söder wants relief for medium-sized businesses

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chairman of the CSU, Markus Söder, considers a Grand Coalition led by the Social Democrats to be unlikely. The SPD will do everything to form a left coalition, he said, according to media reports. Prosperity should not be neglected when it comes…

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Scholz wants to limit the cost of rents

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD candidate for the Chancellery, Olaf Scholz, would like to limit rent increases to a greater extent. Scholz did not give any details, but emphasized that around 400,000 apartments would have to be built every year, 100,000 of them with a low…

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Comparatively high inflation

(GermanPolicy.com) – Due to higher energy prices and the expiry of the low VAT rates, inflation in Germany has risen. In August, consumer prices were 3.9 percent above the level of July, when the inflation rate was 3.8 percent. In June, the rate was 2.3…

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Lower number of corporate bankruptcies

(GermanPolicy.com) – The number of bankruptcies of German companies fell further, in the first half of 2021. The German local courts reported 7408 applications, the Federal Statistical Office announced. This corresponds to 17.7 percent less than in the same period of the previous year, and…

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Greens could form a coalition with the SPD and the Left, Kellner

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Managing Director of the Greens, Michael Kellner, does not rule out a coalition with Social Democrats and the Left Party. “I think it would be wrong for democratic parties to exclude any coalition,” he said, according to media reports. Forming a…

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Klöckner: a left alliance would be “fatal”

(GermanPolicy.com) – CDU vice chairwoman Julia Klöckner has called the federal election an “important directional decision.” They hope for a high turnout. A left alliance would be “fatal for our country,” Klöckner explained, asking: “Do we want stable, secure politics and economic dynamism – or…

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Baerbock (Greens) denies the Left the ability to govern

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Greens co-chair and candidate for Chancellor, Annalena Baerbock, does not consider the Left Party to be able to govern and has spoken out against a coalition with the Left. She justified this with the party’s inadequate “foreign policy capacity.” This, in consequence,…

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Kühnert threatens to resign as SPD vice-president

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD vice chairman Kevin Kühnert has threatened to resign from his office should a Grand Coalition of the SPD and Union parties come about. Such a coalition is “completely unthinkable”, he claimed. On the other hand, he believes a government with the participation…

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Bartsch (Left) wants to make Germany “disarmament world champion”

(GermanPolicy.com) – The top candidate of the Left Party, Dietmar Barsch, has described his party’s rejection of NATO as no obstacle to a red-red-green alliance. Germany’s exit from NATO will not be made a condition of a left coalition. Bartsch declared that the Left would…

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SPD leader Esken raises pressure towards the Left party

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD co-chairwoman Saskia Esken has emphasized that coalition partners of the SPD in a future federal government would have to support NATO, a strong, sovereign EU as well as a solid budgetary policy. This is non-negotiable, Esken said. In doing so, she increased…

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Scheele: Germany needs more qualified immigrant workers

(GermanPolicy.com) – Detlev Scheele, Chairman of the Federal Employment Agency, has spoken out in favor of attracting more immigrants to Germany. Due to the aging of the population, there will be about 150,000 fewer workers by 2021, and “it will become much more dramatic in…

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No lockdown during the fourth Corona wave expected

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier assumes that in the course of the fourth wave of the Corona pandemic, a new lockdown, for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, can be avoided. According to media reports, Altmaier expects restaurants…

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Employers and trade unions call for vaccinations

(GermanPolicy.com) – Employers and trade unions have appealed to the population to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus considering that the pace of vaccination has slowed. One had to be careful that what has been achieved is not gambled away, employer president Rainer Dulger and Reiner…

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Laschet wants to adapt the Infection Protection Act

The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet (CDU), wants to change the Infection Protection Act before the Federal Election in September. The incidence of 50 should be deleted. The incidence in and of itself is “no longer meaningful,” Laschet justified his point…

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