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13 Apr 2018

Green Party’s policy statement to herald “new stage” in party history


The German Green Party’s first fundamental policy statement in 16 years heralds “a new stage” in the ecologic-liberal party, Cordula Ebel writes in the Tagesspiegel. The party will use a convention to start working on the paper, which is scheduled for release in 2020 and supposed to bring the Greens “a new resoluteness” in addressing its core policy areas, party leaders Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck say in a discussion paper seen by the newspaper. Environmental problems today are “much more radical” than at the time of the party’s last statement and require broad public action, Habeck says. The party is also reviewing earlier positions, such as its staunch opposition to genetic engineering in agriculture, which could help to feed people in regions where climate change has made food production more difficult, Ebel writes.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet on German parties’ climate and energy positions for background.

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