News Digest Item
26 Sep 2017

“German ‘Jamaica’ coalition spells trouble for coal, cars, and the euro”

The Daily Telegraph

Energy and financial policy in Europe could be substantially affected by a government participation of the Green Party and the economic liberal FDP in the next German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance of CDU/CSU, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard writes in The Telegraph. Especially the Greens’ insistence on phasing out coal-fired power production and internal combustion engines in cars puts affected companies under pressure in a potential ”Jamaica” coalition, he says. Merkel is facing a “daunting task” in reconciling the Greens’ positions with that of the FDP, which wants “to halt fresh subsidies for renewables and return to market discipline”, Evans-Pritchard says.

Read the article in English here.

See the CLEW article Weakened Merkel set to seek coalition talks with Greens, FDP and the factsheet German parties’ energy & climate policy positions for background.

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