News Digest Item
02 Feb 2018

Coalition negotiators “irresponsible” in energy and climate policy – opinion


The latest leaked drafts of the coalition treaty show that the possible future government partners CDU/CSU and SPD know where the difficulties lie in Germany’s energy system, but they shy away from making important decisions, writes Jakob Schlandt in an opinion piece in the Tagesspiegel. Delegating “unpleasant questions,” such as the coal exit, to a special commission, is irresponsible, writes Schlandt. “After all, this is about tough – in part social - distribution issues. Who carries the burden, who pays, who profits? To consider this is the fundamental task of the government,” he writes.

Read the opinion piece in German here.

For background on the latest treaty drafts, read CLEW’s coalition watch.

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