FDP & Greens search for common ground at first bilateral coalition talks meeting
The pro-business FDP and the environmentalist Green Party have held their first meeting on forming Germany’s next coalition government together with the conservative CDU/CSU alliance, Markus Decker reports in the Frankfurter Rundschau. The two smaller partners to what could become a so-called ‘Jamaica coalition’ agreed on not wanting “to follow the trodden path of the conservatives”, who have governed the country in varying constellations for the past twelve years, Green party secretary Michael Kellner says. Both parties see common ground in areas such as civil rights, but differences persist especially with regard to energy and Europe policy, Decker writes.
See the CLEW factsheets Climate & energy stumbling blocks for Jamaica coalition talks and Campaign quotes on the Energiewende by the FDP & Greens.