News Digest Item
08 Mar 2018

Environment minister Hendricks will not be part of next government

Rheinische Post

Germany’s environment minister Barbara Hendricks will leave her position once the country’s new government starts its work, Eva Quadbeck writes in the Rheinische Post. “I will not be part of the new federal government,” Hendricks told the newspaper, adding that she is “thankful” to have served as head of the environment ministry (BMUB) for the past four years. “I leave my office on good terms as I believe I was able to contribute to positive developments for our country and for the environment,” she said. According to the newspaper, Hendricks, who is from the Social Democratic Party (SPD), could be succeeded by her fellow party member Svenja Schulze.

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See this CLEW interview with Hendricks and the CLEW dossier The next German government and the energy transition for background

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