More symbolism. CDU-Chef Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer comes in a green Blazer with black pants to the double interview with Green party chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt. The Green is wearing a yellow Blazer. AKK and KGE, the two women with their double names internally short, welcome to “image on Sunday” welcome, “a first-name basis, familiar, smiling, how good is your blazer colours … in harmony”. “A fashionable Jamaica-Statement”? No, says AKK, “pure coincidence”.

SPD-party – and -group head of Andrea Nahles and party Vice-Olaf Scholz, will not be lost on this performance. The CDU leader mentioned during the hour-long conversation not a one Time coalition partner of the SPD. And she wanted to put another one on it, holds it: “We live in a time where there is no natural coalition partner. We have to be ready to discuss.”

SPD and CDU remove from each other

before the important elections this year in Europe, in Bremen and in the East, in Brandenburg, Thuringia and Saxony – gnaw at the nerves. The potential for conflict is increasing. Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) wants to be a climate protection act, which puts in front of all the Cabinet colleagues of the Union under pressure: transport, industry and energy, agriculture, and construction

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requires The Union, in the meantime, a complete removal of the solidarity surcharge, although it has declined under CDU leader Angela Merkel in the Jamaica soundings with the FDP and the Greens. The Minister of Finance Scholz insists on the coalition agreement: only 90 percent of the Solizahler to be relieved. And Scholz tries to the millionaire: “Why is someone who earns a Million in a year to save more than 20 000 Euro? It is a question of justice.” The SPD will, in turn, waive the means test for the basic pension, although this is agreed in the coalition agreement.

gains for the SPD to remain

The citizens welcome, apparently, is the growing distinctness of the Union and the SPD, but that’s two in the polls is hardly the voice of profits. Especially the SPD makes this nervous and brings Nahles and Scholz continue to be under pressure. The SPD-Left wants out of the unloved Grand coalition. SPD Vice Ralf Stegner saw with the shift to the left of his party in the Funke media group, again more chances for a red-red-green coalition at the Federal level. But the surveys don’t give at all.

A withdrawal of the SPD from the Grand coalition could be at risk if the social Democrats in the upcoming elections, will lose more percentage points and Nahles is on the Brink. You will survive, no later than the end of 2019, as in the coalition contract of the SPD Operate a half written drawn the balance sheet of the government. Then the social Democrats could use the revision clause and the coalition to leave.

Black-and-want to Green governance, Red seems to make the

In the double interview, the “BamS” highlights Göring-Eckardt: “Here at the table two parties that want to govern seats. The no longer want the SPD is currently evident.” According to recent surveys, this would actually be possible. In the ZDF”political barometer” came to Union and Green at the end of last week, 31 and 20 percent. And even after the ARD”Germany trend” could it be enough with 30 percent for the Union and 18 per cent for the Greens, depending on how much the Voting percentages of other parties in the Bundestag einzögen.

With a new edition of “Jamaica”, there might be enough currently, in any case. Kramp-Karrenbauer met recently with FDP-Chef Christian Lindner. You can dismiss this as the usual contact, but could also be another sign.

Black-and-Green in the case of important issues, far apart

But it’s not that simple. Union and Green are about the Diesel, when it comes to climate protection and migration policy. The Greens refuse to the Annoyance of the Union for a long time to accept Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as safe countries of origin in asylum law, in order to accelerate the asylum procedure. And a half weeks ago a vote in the Federal Council was moved on these three countries and Georgia – because of the Blockade of the Green, such as Unions, politicians criticized.

the result of the paper is the Kramp-Karrenbauer-initiated Workshop discussion on Migration, security and Integration, with the CDU-top deal this Monday want, you will not taste the Greens. For the CDU it is about “humanity and firmness”. There should be a “smart border surveillance to rejections,” as well as “event-driven controls along the travel paths”. In addition, the CDU wants to loosen the requirements for the detention, and more detention, deportation create places.

Goering-Eckardt summons the compromise’s sake

Göring-Eckardt said, almost placatingly: “Naturally, the CDU and the greens, have different perspectives, but we are, in principle, compromise willingly, because we want what moved.” Yes, you can see the differences even something Positive: “That Green and Union are in the political spectrum further and further apart as the SPD and the Union, could be good for the country because it leads to more cohesion. Because the citizens see If they can agree on something, it may work better our country.”

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