News Digest Item
31 Jan 2017

Greens criticise Schulz’s omission of climate protection statement


The German Green Party has criticised the Social Democrat candidate for chancellor, Martin Schulz, for not having taken a clear stance on climate protection yet, news agency dpa reports. The Green’s parliamentary group chairman Anton Hofreiter told dpa that in the current grand coalition government with Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU party, Schulz’s SPD party had slowed down the Energiewende and ignored climate protection. “I haven’t seen Schulz setting a course on this matter yet,” Hofreiter told the news wire. However, he said he regarded pro-European Schulz as an “interesting candidate” whose nomination by the SPD could “only benefit” the election battle if it motivated people to take an interest in politics.

Read an article on the topic in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW dossier Vote2017 - German elections and the Energiewende.

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