SPD Leader Andrea Nahles wants to lead your party with a policy for workers and Employees out of the crisis.
The perspective of the “industrious, working the middle of our country” was a pivotal point, said Nahles on Wednesday in Osnabrück, where the two largest SPD-country groups in the Bundestag – North Rhine-Westphalia and lower Saxony/Bremen – advised over the course of the party. Nahles also announced on the weekend will be used “organization political Commission” that would examine the question of a primary of the next SPD Chancellor candidate. The question of principle will not, but decided to this year.
Before an important exam, meeting of the SPD group in the Bundestag on Thursday and Friday in Berlin, more than 50 Bundestag deputies from the three countries met in Osnabrück since Tuesday. The entire group is comprised of 152 members. The politicians were labour and justice, cohesion and public security issues in the center of their debate.
Nahles admitted that the “basic melody” of a policy, for the work center is not least clear enough. The SPD reached in a recent survey, nationwide, only 14 to 15 percent, the Union, as the stronger Partner in the Grand coalition is between 29 and 31 percent. Nahles and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz are under pressure to turn the tide.
Nahles said the party need clarity about your own goals. “We have set ourselves ambitious targets for 2019 a lot, especially that we are stronger as a party.” To not want to a Meeting of the coalition of peaks on Monday evening in the Chancellery, they say. But: “I am gone from this conversation with the hope that it will be in the year 2019, the better.”
The lower Saxony interior Minister Boris Pistorius called his party, the issue of security policy as a core competence of the SPD to work out. “We are not allowed to leave the other”. It was necessary to strengthen the police and to attend to neglected places, the public appearance in the cities. “We need to strengthen the security in the public spaces of our cities,” he said. “The environment in which young people grow up is crucial for their development and career”. Just as social Democrats could not accept, therefore, the so-called No-Go Areas in cities – areas where the police don’t have full control more – with a shrug.
He called in Osnabrück, Germany and a rapid Expansion of security cooperation in the EU. Necessary strengthening of the EU border protection Agency Frontex for protecting the EU external borders, common European databases containing information on criminals and extremists, as well as more powers for the police organisation Europol, said Pistorius.
Europol must get for serious crimes also have an operational competence as “a European FBI,” he said. If some EU States, especially in Eastern Europe, not to more cooperation, it would have to give this task a two-speed EU.