the Scholz government on track in Germany

The new coalition that will take the helm of Germany announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement to govern.

The agreement between the social democrats of the SPD, the Greens and the liberals of the FDP was presented in the afternoon.

Almost two months after the general elections marked by a historic debacle for the conservative camp of the chancellor, the social democrat Olaf Scholz will become the next chancellor of the first European economy, in an unprecedented alliance with the Greens and the liberal party of the FDP.

These three formations concluded a “contract“coalition titled”Dare to make more progress. Alliance for Freedom, Justice and Sustainability“and which gives pride of place to environmental protection, in particular with an anticipated exit from coal in 2030, against 2038 previously.

The ideal would be to achieve this by 2030“, expose in their contract social democrats, ecologists and liberals, stressing that” cit demands the massive development of renewable energies “and involves” the construction of modern gas-fired power stations in order to cover the growing needs for electricity and energy over the coming years at competitive prices“.

The new coalition that will take control of Germany also announced Wednesday that it wants to legalize cannabis, the sale of which in “authorized stores“will be reserved”to adults“.

This will control the quality, prevent the transmission of contaminated substances and ensure the protection of young people.“, specifies the government contract presented Wednesday by the three parties of the coalition, specifying that”the social impact of the law“would be assessed after four years.

Legalization of cannabis

The new coalition that will take control of Germany also announced Wednesday that it wants to legalize cannabis, the sale of which in “authorized stores“will be reserved”to adults“.

This will control the quality, prevent the transmission of contaminated substances and ensure the protection of young people.“, specifies the government contract presented Wednesday by the three parties of the coalition, specifying that”the social impact of the law“would be assessed after four years.

Olaf Scholz, 63, who is to be made chancellor in early December by members of the Bundestag, must now present this agreement to the press.

Germany will then turn the page on the Merkel years, since she has only been managing current affairs for a month. The Greens are already guaranteed access to the Foreign Ministry as well as a “super“Ministry of Climate and the Economy while the FDP, very orthodox on public accounts, will hold the finance portfolio.

Turn the page Merkel, for real

The coalition agreement was finalized after vigorous negotiations.

Because time is running out at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has never been so virulent with daily records of new infections and the fear of saturation of hospitals.

Sign of growing nervousness in the face of the outbreak of contaminations, Angela Merkel received at the chancellery on Tuesday evening the leaders of the parties of the future so-called coalition “traffic light“.

The rapid conclusion of a government agreement should reassure other European countries, worried after the legislative elections to see Germany, an EU heavyweight, without a real captain on board.

And this, at a time when the Twenty-Seven face a new major crisis at their doorstep with the influx orchestrated by Belarus of thousands of Syrians and Iraqis to the border with Poland.

Olaf Scholz, familiar with the mysteries of negotiation, has already taken his first steps on the international scene by accompanying Angela Merkel to the G20 summit last month in Rome and by participating informally in the main bilateral talks, in particular with US President Joe Biden.

For the first time in 16 years, the SPD, which came first with 25.7% of the vote in the general election, will once again lead the government of Europe’s main economy.

Result of a compromise, the “coalition contract” between the three parties defines all the economic, environmental and societal reforms that the next government, whose composition will soon be known, will implement.

It was developed in record time: after exploratory discussions, Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals got to the heart of the matter on October 21 with the constitution of more than twenty working groups.

On the evening of the elections, everyone had shown their willingness to go quickly so as not to repeat the scenario of 2017 when Angela Merkel took more than five months to form her government, paralyzing Europe.
– A woman in diplomacy –
An unsuccessful environmental candidate for chancellery after a failed campaign, Annalena Baerbock, 40, is expected to take the helm of German diplomacy in a government with gender parity, according to media reports.

The very important and prestigious Morocco Finance should meanwhile fall to the leader of the liberal FDP party, Christian Lindner, holding an orthodox line on public deficits.

The popular co-president of the Greens, Robert Habeck should settle in a “super ministry” of Climate at a time when the fight against global warming is at the forefront of debates, in a country among the biggest polluters of the planet.

The quiet arrival of Olaf Scholz

Olaf Scholz, familiar with the mysteries of negotiation, has already taken his first steps on the international scene by accompanying Angela Merkel to the G20 summit last month in Rome and by participating informally in the main bilateral talks, in particular with US President Joe Biden.

For the first time in 16 years, the SPD, which came first with 25.7% of the vote in the general election, will once again lead the government of Europe’s main economy.

Result of a compromise, the “coalition contract“between the three parties defines all the economic, environmental and societal reforms that the next government, whose composition will soon be known, will implement.

It was developed in record time: after exploratory discussions, Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals got to the heart of the matter on October 21 with the constitution of more than twenty working groups.

On the evening of the elections, everyone had shown their willingness to go quickly so as not to repeat the scenario of 2017 when Angela Merkel took more than five months to form her government, paralyzing Europe.

An unsuccessful environmental candidate for chancellery after a failed campaign, Annalena Baerbock, 40, is expected to take the helm of German diplomacy in a government with gender parity, according to media reports.

The very important and prestigious Morocco Finance should meanwhile fall to the leader of the liberal FDP party, Christian Lindner, holding an orthodox line on public deficits.

The popular co-president of the Greens, Robert Habeck should settle in a “great ministry“Climate at a time when the fight against global warming is at the forefront of debates, in a country among the biggest polluters on the planet.

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