She sees Russia’s poker game: Baerbock against operating permit for Nord Stream 2

Russian President Putin is using the gas crisis in Europe to promote the rapid commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline. The Greens boss Baerbock speaks out against granting the operating permit. European law does not allow that at all. Green leader Annalena Baerbock has given Russia joint responsibility for the high gas […]

Intense, exhausting, difficult: parties prepare for tough negotiations

So far everything has been a preliminary skirmish. Now it’s time to get down to business. The SPD, Greens and FDP have never held coalition talks about the formation of a federal government. The challenge they face is all the greater. After the approval of their party committees, the SPD, Greens and FDP are preparing […]

From now on there is silence again: Lindner declares debates over

Who would be the better finance minister, will there be a reform of the inheritance tax, will there be a climate ministry? The SPD, Greens and FDP have argued unusually openly in recent days. FDP boss Lindner makes it clear: This is over now. After a few days of unusually open and public debates, in […]

Trio of traffic lights haggling for positions: Why Lindner announces a climate ministry

With the new style, characterized by confidentiality, between the budding government partners SPD, Greens and FDP, it is probably not that far: Liberals and Greens are arguing publicly over the Federal Ministry of Finance and FDP boss Lindner is pushing ahead with the division. And that is just the beginning. Who would have thought so […]

Explorers in the intoxication of the moment: The traffic light parties are about to take a big leap

Nocturnal marathon negotiations, orchestrated presentation of results and a lot of pathos: the top representatives of the SPD, Greens and FDP enthusiastically recommend their parties to enter into coalition negotiations. But there the coalitionists expect plenty of conflict. It actually does exist, the brief moment in which Olaf Scholz, for once, does not have a […]

Explorers in the intoxication of the moment: The traffic light parties are about to take a big leap

Nocturnal marathon negotiations, orchestrated presentation of results and a lot of pathos: the top representatives of the SPD, Greens and FDP enthusiastically recommend their parties to enter into coalition negotiations. But there the coalitionists expect plenty of conflict. It actually does exist, the brief moment in which Olaf Scholz, for once, does not have a […]

Day two of the traffic light explorations: How are the talks going? "Heavy"says Lindner

Some traffic light negotiators seem to be making fun of not saying anything now. Since Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz is flying to the USA, the negotiations will end earlier today than yesterday. The heads of the SPD, Greens and FDP want to make a joint press statement after today’s exploratory talks. The date has been […]

Traffic light talks have begun: Scholz says almost nothing, the SPD boss a little more

The first three-way talks between the SPD, FDP and the Greens are taking place in Berlin. “Every day is always special, that makes the days so beautiful,” says Greens boss Habeck. SPD leader Walter-Borjans is a little more talkative, the candidate for chancellor is much more silent. In front of the exhibition hall in the […]

Traffic light talks have begun: Scholz says almost nothing, the SPD boss a little more

The first three-way talks between the SPD, FDP and the Greens are taking place in Berlin. “Every day is always special, that makes the days so beautiful,” says Greens boss Habeck. SPD leader Walter-Borjans is a little more talkative, the candidate for chancellor is much more silent. In front of the exhibition hall in the […]