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16 Jul 2018

Environment minister “has a tough job” – commentary

tageszeitung (taz)

Environment minister Svenja Schulze finds herself in conflict with four fellow ministers on many issues, such as phasing out lignite and conserving water, writes Bernhard Pötter in tageszeitung (taz). But Schulze has signalled her willingness to compromise, including in the context of the recently-formed coal-exit commission: she has urged the commission to first decide on jobs and structural assistance for affected regions before mentioning the shutdown of coal-fired power plants, according to Pötter. “Schulze has a tough job,” he writes.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the article New German environment minister faces steep uphill battle on climate.

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