The longtime SPD Chairman Sigmar Gabriel advises his party to put an end to the Grand coalition seriously. The SPD should consider whether the coalition agreement “is sufficiently focused on the challenges of tomorrow,” Gabriel said the “mirror”. “My feeling is that he is.” The SPD would have to compete for the modernisation of the economy, state and social security, said Gabriel. “If the CDU/CSU are ready to address these challenges, makes join the government sense. If not, you have to go.” In the autumn, probably at the party Congress in December, will advise the party of the so-called revision clause.

This was as a mid-term review of the coalition agreement of the CDU and the SPD have been agreed upon. It is so far unclear whether the SPD will formally vote on an exit from the coalition. There are also voices that a withdrawal could only be made on a new member survey. With the new surcharge for a billion-dollar basic pension for low earners and a shift away from Parts of the Hartz-IV-Reform, the leading SPD’s Andrea Nahles currently noticeable on a left profile of the course, the Union, the majority of the proposals rejected in the past.

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This could deepen the divide in the coalition felt – CDU-Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer want to pull the Grand coalition of a own mid-term review. The Union wants a new impetus to Germany in times of a downturn in the economic future. In the case of the CDU/CSU, there are demands for a tax relief for companies, in order to create new investment incentives.


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Comeback speculation said the new SPD leadership Duo Andrea Nahles, and Olaf Scholz, for the Cabinet of Ministers took account of Gabriel: “these are all projections, in which the dissatisfaction with the current state of the SPD.” About Offices he did not think, said Gabriel, who was previously a supporter of the coalition – and, most recently, with criticism just to Nahles noticed.

tis / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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