News Digest Item
14 Sep 2017

“The Greens say yes and no to a ‘Jamaica coalition’”

Süddeutsche Zeitung

In a draft for a call-to-vote, the Green Party writes that it is willing to negotiate with all parties except the AfD after the elections on 24 September, but “distances itself as far as possible from the FDP” (Free Democratic Party), writes Stefan Braun in Süddeutsche Zeitung. A new grand coalition (CDU/CSU-SPD) would mean standstill, but a government with the Greens would mean progress, the party leadership writes. Yet, a coalition between the FDP and the conservatives (CDU/CSU) after the election would mean a social and ecological step backwards. The Green Party claims this would lead to Germany missing its climate targets, coal being given “priority over wind and solar”, and the combustion engine being protected. The call-to-vote is to be decided on Sunday, 17 September.

Read the article in German here and the paper in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Colour codes: How energy & climate policy differs in German coalitions.

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