Traffic light wants to “dare to progress”: SPD, Greens and FDP announce “coalition at eye level”
Wednesday November 24th 2021
Traffic light wants to “dare to progress”
The SPD, the Greens and the FDP announce a “coalition at eye level”
The presentation of the coalition agreement between the SPD, Greens and FDP is eagerly awaited. The future Ampel coalitionists are not stingy with big words. There is talk of progress, courage, confidence and a change of course.
The parties to the planned traffic light government made up of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP have agreed on a joint coalition agreement entitled “Dare to make more progress”. The SPD, Greens and FDP concluded their coalition negotiations, and the next step is for the respective party bodies to approve the coalition agreement. The designated Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a “coalition at eye level”. The aim is not a policy of “the lowest common denominator”, but rather “strengthening social cohesion” in order to “make the country better”. He went on to say: “We are united by our belief in progress.”
The future coalition partners agreed, among other things, on the construction of 400,000 new apartments per year in Germany. The previous basic security is to be rebuilt with a new citizen’s benefit. The minimum wage should rise to twelve euros per hour. Central climate goals are also listed in the paper – including, for example, bringing forward the planned phase-out of coal “ideally” to the year 2030.
Greens co-leader Robert Habeck described the coalition agreement between the SPD, Greens and FDP as a document of courage and confidence. During the negotiations, some crises worsened dramatically, said Habeck with a view to the refugee situation in Eastern Europe and the Corona crisis. Everything will be done to keep the fourth wave controllable. In a time of great concern and uncertainty, a document of courage and confidence is needed – “we are hereby presenting one of these to you today”.
From the point of view of the FDP boss, the desired traffic light coalition stands for a change of course. The three parties did not hide their differences in election campaigns, according to Lindner. “But we have one thing in common, namely overcoming the status quo.” That’s why the younger generation chose them. In the country you can feel that there is a desire for change.