The Deputy SPD Chairman Malu Dreyer relies on the fact that the CDU remains under new leadership for their commitment to the Grand coalition.

“We take the CDU word for it. She says she wants to lead the government,” said the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister-President. The German press Agency she said: “The basis is the coalition agreement. For us is clear: We want to implement the things that we have agreed to.”

Dreyer pointed to corresponding statements of the Chancellor. “Angela Merkel stressed that she wants to lead the coalition to an end,” says Dreyer. “We will see what you mean and how it is with Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer. The pressure is immense in the CDU. There is a great turmoil in the CDU.” Kramp-Karrenbauer is since the beginning of December the new CDU-Chairman, the conservative Paul Ziemiak new Secretary-General.

If the social Democrats of the Grand coalition at the end of the new year, however, even the Faithful, is also seen. The SPD has announced that it is to decide in accordance with the half of the legislature – in the autumn of 2019 – about a remain in the Grand coalition.

In any case, your party would have to be now, with a clearer edge of recognizable, said Dreyer. “What relates to the surveys in the Federal government, we are not happy, of course.” It is necessary to sharpen the contours, “so that the people clearly what we stand for”. The SPD reached in a recent survey, nationwide, only 14 to 15 percent, the Union is between 29 and 31 percent.

the state of Schleswig-Holstein, head of government Daniel Günther (CDU) invites the Federal government to place in the new year, the focus is particularly on the digitisation, the lack of skilled workers and the future of social security systems. “We have a huge interest in ensuring that the Federal government is working successfully,” said Günther of the dpa. In the climate policy he did not wish to discuss it only as long as Germany wanted to use the coal, but more could be renewable energy strengthened.

Saxony-Anhalt’s Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU), said the dpa, with a view to the tasks of the Federal government, it is crucial that rural areas will not be suspended. “We need to control the demographic development, so that it comes not to a further concentration in the urban areas.” It is important to take the development in structurally weak regions and to create prospects for the people. To the East is also important that the government agreed to participate in the costs for special pensions from the GDR era.

In the countries of Saxony, Thuringia and Brandenburg Landtag elections in the next year. In all three States, the AfD is according to recent surveys, well over 20 percent and will be parties to the main antagonist of the previous government.


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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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