News Digest Item
28 Jun 2017

“Taboo word coal exit”

Neues Deutschland

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) seem to “avoid every impression they regard coal as a phase-out model”, Jörg Staude writes in socialist newspaper Neues Deutschland. While the party stated in its election programme that it wanted to strengthen regional economies and help them shift away from coal-mining as a fundament while retaining “their industrial tradition”, the coal exit itself seems to remain “some sort of taboo word”, Staude argues.

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