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Traffic light parties with tight timetable – will negotiations get stuck?

(GermanPolicy.com) – The new German government should be in place before Christmas. FDP general secretary Wissing announced that a coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens, and the FDP is set to be in place by the end of November, which would then go into…

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Posted in Economy Politics

Merkel for “more market” as far as energy prices

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken out in favor of market solutions with regard to the currently high energy prices in the EU. She appealed to be prudent. One would have to advocate more market economy, for example through a higher housing benefit.

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Posted in Health Politics

Söder for keeping up the the epidemic situation framework

(GermanPolicy.com) – Bavaria’s Prime Minister Söder (CSU) has spoken out against an end to the law on the epidemic situation at the federal level. Should this happen anyway, there will be “no more legal basis” – neither for tests, for masks or the 3D rules….

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Posted in Finance Politics

SPD, Greens and FDP: no fundamental tax reform

(GermanPolicy.com) – The traffic light parties (SPD, Greens, and FDP) do not want to tackle a major tax reform, all three parties announced, according to media reports. The solidarity surcharge should not be abolished, nor should other major reliefs be decided upon. In contrast, the…

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Posted in Finance Politics

CDU expert warns against ‘flexibility’ in debt

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chairman of the Medium Enterprises and Economy Union, Linnemann (CDU), has warned of a growing mountain of debt. In the exploratory paper on the coalition negotiations between the SPD, the Greens, and the FDP, nothing can be found with respect to the…

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Posted in Finance Politics

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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Posted in Health Politics

Clinics could serve as outpatient providers, SPD

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to a draft paper leaked before the beginning of the soon-to-begin coalition negotiations, the SPD wants to turn hospitals into outpatient providers, thus diversifying the sovereignty of resident doctors. This way, gaps are to be closed and cooperation with general practitioners possible,…

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Crisis situations: five EU countries propose reaction forces

(GermanPolicy.com) – Germany has made proposals on how to improve structures and processes in defense policy within the European Union. In a paper drawn up with the Netherlands, Portugal, Finland and Slovenia, the German defense minister, Kramp-Karrenbauer, speaks out in favor of a rapid reaction…

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Posted in Health Politics

Greens: guaranteeing three months’ nursing leave

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Greens want to enforce a ‘care period plus.’ Employees who looked after relatives or confidants might in the future be allowed to take leave of absence for up to three months. SPD health expert Lauterbach said that one had to take action…

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Posted in Finance Politics

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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Posted in Finance Politics

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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Seehofer (CSU) wants border controls for flights from Greece

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has declared that his house is investigating whether to introduce border controls for flights from Greece, the reason for this being the large number of refugees who have already been recognized in Greece and who later apply…

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Posted in Finance Politics

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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Greens’ congress votes for coalition negotiations

(GermanPolicy.com) – At a small party congress, the Greens have approved coalition negotiations with the SPD and FDP. Greens chairman Habeck said before the so-called state council that the exploratory paper previously presented jointly with the SPD and the FDP stands for a policy “in…

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Posted in Finance Politics

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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Posted in Finance Politics

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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Laschet (CDU) takes responsibility, warns of populism

(GermanPolicy.com) – On the Deutschlandtag of the Junge Union, the CDU chairman Armin Laschet acknowledged responsibility for the bitter election result of the CDU-CSU. Laschet warned against becoming “shrill” and “clumsy” during the term in the opposition. He also warned the Union parties to show…

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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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CDU: discussions to involve the party base and a larger share of women

(GermanPolicy.com) – Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) is against a members’ decision about the top positions of the party to lead the party in the future. Members’ votes are “no guarantee that things will necessarily be better.” In Baden-Württemberg, for example, “repeated members’ decisions have…

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Laschet ready for reorganization of the CDU

(GermanPolicy.com) – CDU chairman Armin Laschet has announced that he will propose a reorganization of the CDU to the top bodies of his party. That step should be implemented quickly. Laschet emphasized that it was about consensus and the reconciliation of opposites.

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New talks in view of a possible ‘traffic light’ coalition on Monday

(GermanPolicy.com) – On Monday, the SPD, Greens and FDP want to continue explorations in view of a possible coalition. On Thursday, SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil drew the conclusion that all topics had been dealt with. During the weekend, the three parties will to prepare…

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FDP and Greens to negotiate with the SPD

(GermanPolicy.com) – The FDP and the Greens will be negotiating about a ‘traffic light’ alliance this Thursday, FDP chairman Christian Lindner announced. First, it is intended to focus on those conversations. A ‘Jamaica’ coalition (CDU, FDP and Greens) has not yet been ruled out. Greens…

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A Jamaica coalition is still an option

(GermanPolicy.com) – Candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet (CDU), is ready to conduct further exploratory talks with the Greens and the FDP. However, he admitted that “the decision as to who to speak to and in what order rests with the FDP…

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