News Digest Item
03 May 2018

Government to approve composition of coal exit commission on 16 May


The German government will have to decide in the coming days who will participate in the country’s coal exit commission because Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet is due to approve the composition on 16 May, report Silke Kersting and Klaus Stratmann in Handelsblatt. The four major German coal states recently demanded a “stronger voice” in the “special commission on growth, structural economic change and employment”, which is supposed to find an end date for coal power in Germany in 2018 and define ways to manage the structural change.

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