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The KfW could play a role in climate protection

(GermanPolicy.com) – The state bank KfW is to play a role in the expansion of the future government’s climate policy projects. Investments in climate protection should therefore also be financed by credit. As an investment agency, the bank could lead to innovation for part of…

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Coalition negotiations from next week

(GermanPolicy.com) – After one last meeting of leaders of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP, 22 working groups with 96 participants each will begin coalition negotiations next week. According to media reports, topics such as acceleration of planning and the right to vote will…

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CDU criticizes the traffic light parties’ pension plans

(GermanPolicy.com) – CDU pension expert Peter Weiß has sharply criticized the traffic light parties’ pension plans. According to media reports, he said that if SPD, Greens and FDP said they would keep the pension level at 48 percent, “then the pension fund will be empty…

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FDP bodies agree to coalition negotiations

(GermanPolicy.com) – The federal executive board and the parliamentary group of the FDP have unanimously voted in favor of coalition negotiations with the SPD and the Greens. According to media reports, FDP chairman Christian Lindner had previously emphasized the basic values ​​of freedom and self-determination….

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CDU-CSU warns of ‘traffic light’ parties turning left

(GermanPolicy.com) – The parliamentary group leader of the Union parties in the Bundestag, Brinkhaus, has accused the traffic light parties of following a strict left-wing course. The exploratory paper by the SPD, Greens and FDP does not say anything about the financing of a perpetual…

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Traffic light parties: no tax increases, right to vote from the age of 16

(GermanPolicy.com) – The FDP, in an exploratory paper with the SPD and the Greens, has prevailed to the effect that no wealth tax will be introduced, and no taxes will be increased. The three traffic light parties will not, however, give tax relief to low-wage…

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‘Traffic light’ parties in favor of coalition negotiations

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD, Greens and FDP are in favor of starting coalition negotiations that could lead to a joint Federal Government. An exploratory paper says: “We are a constellation that can bring together three parties with different traditions and different points of view to form…

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Altmaier, Scheuer for relief with regard to energy and fuel

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) would like to win the ‘traffic light’ parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – for an alleviation of the electricity, gas and petrol prices. He also wants to turn to the CDU-CSU. The energy price shock…

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Consultations about ‘traffic light’ coalition: there are still hurdles

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD, the Greens, and the FDP want to present a document on the possible uptake of coalition negotiations by Friday, FDP Secretary-General Wissing announced. According to SPD Secretary-General Klingbeil, all topics have been discussed by the three parties. However, there are still…

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First talks as part of preliminary explorations between the Green party and the FDP

by Thorsten Koch GermanPolicy.com Top politicians from the Greens and the FDP have met for preliminary talks regarding participation in a future government. The two Greens chairmen Baerbock and Habeck met with FDP chairman Lindner as well as FDP general secretary Wissing. On Instagram, it…

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CSU secretary-general would like to relieve companies and citizens

(GermanPolicy.com) – Secretary-general of the CSU Markus Blume has announced “substantial tax relief” for the economy and citizens should the next federal government be led by the Union. This is the only way that Germany can get out of the Corona crisis with momentum. “We…

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Scholz praises money laundering unit

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) praised the performance of the anti-money laundering unit FIU. In the Bundestag Finance Committee, he said the unit had been increased and the criteria by which it worked would be further improved. No minister is able to…

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Laschet: electricity should become cheaper

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU has presented a 15-point plan with regard to renewable energies. Agencies reported that Germany should switch to renewable energies “as soon as possible.” According to the CDU’s plan, “electricity has to be sustainable, regenerative and made from renewable sources – and…

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Altmaier wants tax breaks for more companies

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) would like to give tax relief to companies affected by the Covid pandemic. It must be easier to “build up new equity”. This should be achieved through tax advantages. For example, there is a reduced VAT…

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Baerbock wants to get money from tax havens for subsidies

(GermanPolicy.com) – One of the three candidates for the office of Federal Chancellor, Annalena Baerbock (Greens), has campaigned for a change in mood in federal politics. Climate protection and social justice are not mutually exclusive. the next Federal Government must be “a climate government”. This…

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The Greens want the state to vouch for rental purchases

(GermanPolicy.com) – As guarantor and intermediate buyer, the state should enable rental purchases, according to the leader of the Greens in the Bundestag, Katrin Göring-Eckart. As a result, tenants could purchase apartments, piece by piece, by paying rent. “Living in your own four walls shouldn’t…

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Scholz wants a pension guarantee

(GermanPolicy.com) – A minimum wage of 12 Euros and the redemption of the promise of a pension guarantee are, according to SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz, conditions of an SPD-led coalition. Scholz wishes that the retirement age will not rise. “The top tax rate, which…

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FDP against European tax proposal of the SPD candidate for Chancellor

(GermanPolicy.com) – FDP federal chairman Christian Lindner has criticized SPD candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz for the proposal of taxes at EU level. “One shouldn’t introduce taxes at European level because people at the ballot box couldn’t defend themselves against financial overload,” said Lindner, according…

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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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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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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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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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