Immediately prior to the closed meeting of the CDU Federal Executive Committee has party boss Annegret warned Kramp-Karrenbauer in front of staff debates.

With regard to Remarks from the party about the next Chancellor candidacy pounded Kramp-Karrenbauer on your proposal. “It was the same for all of the Chairman of the CDU and the same will apply for me,” she said of the “Welt am Sonntag”. The CDU leadership begins on Sunday evening in Potsdam, your two-day exam, and wants to stake out your course for the European elections and the regional elections this year.

for the First time, the exam will take place under the leadership of Kramp-karrenbauer, who was placed on the Hamburg party Congress in December, almost against Ex-Union parliamentary leader Friedrich Merz. Many in the party, particularly from the economic wing, wish, nevertheless, a still important role of Merz in the party. Kramp-Karrenbauer agreed a few days ago with Merz that he will be a member of a group of experts to the social market economy and a leading authority on the subject of “the future of transatlantic relations” should accompany it. In addition, he is involved in the new CDU-principle program.

the EU budget Commissioner Günther Oettinger (CDU) had recently is in favour of even a Chancellor candidacy of Merz. Kramp-Karrenbauer stressed to such debates in the “world on Sunday”: “That is completely unnecessary. We have a Chancellor. Before we talk about candidates, we need to bring together the CDU in the state, the successful choice allows fighting,” she said.

Kramp-Karrenbauer announced in the newspaper interview, at the same time, a General Review of all measures in and around the Migration. “We will look at the entire immigration question of the protection of the external border on the asylum procedures, Integration from the point of view of effectiveness. Together with experts of Frontex to the Bamf, we will ask what needs to be improved at which point,” said the CDU Chief. Even in February it would give the CDU a workshop discussion.

It is expected that in Potsdam, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel expressed, on the political situation. Merkel led the CDU for 18 years, she belongs to the party leadership by virtue of their office.

the head of The Unions-and medium-sized, Carsten Linnemann, spoke out for a return to the core Brand of the CDU and a “politics of common sense”. “For a clear content profile, it doesn’t need a 75-page election program, in which everything and nothing,” said Linnemann, prior to the on Sunday in Potsdam in the beginning of the two-day meeting of the CDU-Board to the start of the year. “Instead, we must focus on our core Brand “Internal security” and “Social market economy” and concrete measures of reform to be credible and to fill worthy of life.”

The Saar Prime Minister, Tobias Hans called for a sharper profile of the Union in the government. “We have seen in the past all too often as a gear, ensures that the government runs the engine,” said Hans, the Newspapers of the Funke media group (Sunday). “In the future, we need to be as a party to the Motor and the government with new ideas and firing”, said the Prime Minister. Similar to the SPD, the Union should make it clear where they have their own accents. As examples, he cited a “modern Nations concept” as well as “a credible and consistent attitude” on issues of abortion, the discussion on a social obligation of the year and a tax relief to the citizens.

Positive that the CDU-Executive Board members are expected to record a new survey. In the “Sunday trend” of the Emnid-Institute for the “picture on Sunday” improved CDU/CSU to two percentage points to reach 31 percent. The other parties stayed the same or lost slightly. However, it is for the Union still has a long way to its former strength. Kramp-Karrenbauer had called the election results more than 40 percent, several times as a target.