a Few days after the new tax estimate, the peaks of Union and SPD come together from 19 PM to a coalition Committee. In the face of shrinking financial game, the round is set up to advise rooms to Chancellor Angela Merkel about it, what are the core concerns have priority and where compromises are possible. The fronts are hardened in many questions, at the same time, speculation about a premature change in the Chancellery, there is always irritation.

SPD-Secretary-General Lars Klingbeil was excluded in April that his party would choose the CDU-Chairman, Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer to succeed Merkel as Chancellor. SPD Leader Andrea Nahles said on demand, the news Agency DPA whether this Position is currently: “I change my mind every day.”

Holds the Grand coalition?

Klingbeil puts in his own words, to the fact that the Grand coalition lasts until the end of the parliamentary term. The SPD would be in the country, said Klingbeil of the “Passauer Neue Presse”. “And that is why I am working to ensure that this government lasts until 2021. The SPD has a lot of plans.”

The coalition Committee, the party leaders of CDU, CSU and SPD – Kramp-karrenbauer, Markus Söder and Nahles take part. The Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD), Union leader Ralph Brinkhaus (CDU) and the CSU land group chief Alexander Dobrindt sit at the table. Scholz is the Supreme cash in a particular role were, because in the Grand coalition, there is much potential for conflict – especially around money.

Delicate issues in the coalition Committee

The billion-hole: Agreed to the latest tax estimate, Scholz, in its financial planning until 2023 will be a gap of 10.5 billion Euro because Germany occupies the gloomy economic significantly less tax than planned. Unlike in the past, the coalition therefore needs to set stronger priorities and decide what you financed when. About it there is different opinions.



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So the SPD is not departing so far from your plan for a basic pension without a means test. The Union calls for, especially benefits for the economy and the complete abolition of the solidarity surcharge. The planned financing of the basic pension, the potential for conflict: to the Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD) carries with it want to use for Reports, among other things, on the contribution of resources from the social funds, which are opposed to the Union strictly.

package: here, Too, there was recently a dispute in the Federal government. Labour Minister healing to oblige the large package of services, the social security contributions of their subcontractors to pay, if they cheat in the minimum wage. The working conditions for the deliverer to be better. Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU), however, cautions against being a burden on the company in times of weaker economic activity. Kramp-Karrenbauer stressed that the CDU will only agree to a “total solution” that the company relief elsewhere. To do this, it is certainly not the “leading proposals”.

climate: A tax on CO2 emissions, the EU emissions trading expand – or none of it? Climate protection-lashing objectives for transport, buildings and agriculture, by Statute, fixed or not? The right way in the fight against global warming is in-between the SPD, the CDU and the CSU are extremely controversial. Officially, the debate goes on 29. May in the climate Cabinet of Ministers, but also Nahles, Dobrindt and Kramp-Karrenbauer are far apart.

For some in the SPD, the topic is even decisive for whether the Grand coalition will survive the fall. In the dispute, whether a CO2 tax or an expanded emissions trading for climate protection is useful, positioned in front of the Committee Union group Vice Carsten Linnemann. He spoke out against a CO2-tax and pure German measures. Important to find solutions at a European level, he said on Tuesday in the ARD”morning magazine”.

sources: “Passauer Neue Presse”, the ARD”morning magazine”, news Agency DPA