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