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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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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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Baerbock does not exclude compulsory vaccination for professional groups

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock (Green Party) has not ruled out that in the event of a significant worsening of the Corona situation, compulsory vaccination should apply to some population groups. Compulsory vaccination is legally “not that easy” to implement in Germany, she said….

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EU calls for preparing for refugees from Afghanistan

(GermanPolicy.com) – After the fighting in Afghanistan and the Taliban seizure of power, the EU Commission has asked the European member states to prepare for refugees from Afghanistan. Home Affairs Commissioner Johanson warned that the mistakes of 2015 could repeat themselves. More refugees from Afghanistan…

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Laschet: the Bundestag election is a directional decision

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Union parties’ candidate for Federal Chancellor, Armin Laschet (CDU), has warned of a shift to the left. The Federal Election in September is a directional decision. Laschet called on the SPD to opt against a coalition with the Left Party. Laschet spoke…

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Scholz: expanding sustainable energies faster

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD candidate for the office of Federal Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, would like to see renewable energies expanded more quickly. For this there must be changes in the law so that CO2 neutrality can be achieved by 2045. With regard to a coal…

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