A year after taking office, has agreed to the coalition in the Central points of contention on how to proceed.
In the case of a three-hour peak on Thursday night schedules for the areas of budget, climate protection and the future of the automotive industry meeting between the Union and the SPD with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Key points of difference remained in terms of content, but unresolved. Especially about the upcoming Reform of the land tax, there are still armed.
About the goals and further action the coalition on the following topics:
climate protection agreed: A climate Cabinet to prepare the legally binding implementation of the climate protection targets for the year 2030. The legal provisions to be adopted in 2019. According to dpa-information, at least the Minister for the environment, transport, industry, Build, agriculture and Finance should be members of the climate Cabinet. Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD), had submitted a draft for a climate protection act, the objectives for the Saving of greenhouse gas emissions for individual sectors, such as transport or buildings, writes law. How these goals are achieved, will Schulze left to the competent Ministers. In the case of the Union, the Plan is encountering resistance.
the car industry: there will be regular top – level discussions with the industry is planned to be a “Concerted action mobility”. Necessary actions should be quickly identified, a sustainable strategy would be developed. The goal: to Germany should be secured as a world-leading location for the automotive industry – Germany should lead the way in modern mobility.
the Union and the SPD also stressed that the Federal government will decide on Wednesday the budget in 2020. In addition to parallel to the Coal security of supply and affordability of electricity out of the system are guaranteed.
The Parties evaluated the results positively. “Overall, the Meeting in good climate, was held also on the issue of climate,” said SPD party and parliamentary group head of Andrea Nahles of the German press Agency in Berlin. CDU-Chef Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said, you have agreed to match the anniversary at a whole range of issues on further action.
the Federal environment Minister, Svenja Schulze (SPD) welcomed the commitment of the coalition, as a statutory scheme for the climate agreed this year to adopt protection. “I’ve always said that climate protection is a matter for the government as a whole,” she wrote on Twitter.
The Green party parliamentary leader in the Bundestag, Anton Hofreiter, are not recognized in the balance sheet, however, the Federal government is more knowledgeable in the area of climate protection and of the reasons therefore a working group. “Your responsibility for the next generations is so not fair.”
Kramp-Karrenbauer said, in the Union, the SPD criticized-demands for billions of spending in the social sectors were not an issue. Concerns in the Union, there was to the plans of Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) budget to 2020 and the medium-term financial planning. The Union wants to set priorities for infrastructure, investment and innovation, the SPD wants to Finance social services through taxes.
CSU leader Markus Söder asked Scholz to plan no significant reductions in the integration of grants from the Federal government for refugees. “The countries are very concerned that the Federal government wants to halve its integration of funding for municipalities. With time, even a three-quarters of the services are to be cancelled,” said the Bavarian Prime Minister of the German press Agency. The could lift neither countries nor communities.
“There must be no clearcutting in the Integration,” said Söder. The number of ways that the communities in schools and kindergartens, their integration would have to reduce services. “That would be a real step backwards for Integration in Germany.”
The budget policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, Eckhardt Rehberg (CDU), opposed cuts in the growth of the defence spending, as the Minister of Finance Scholz planned. “It remains the case, we want to achieve by 2024, the target of 1.5 percent of gross domestic product for defense spending,” he said of the “Passauer Neue Presse” (Friday). Scholz contributed to the Germany international as an Alliance partner of Nato credibility.
the Scholz plant, according to information from the German press Agency for the defense budget in the coming year, expenditure of 44.7 billion euros. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (CDU) had called for 47.2 billion euros – once your Budget is in the current year, to 43.2 billion.