Germany: Post-Merkel coalition promises progressive agenda 24.11.2021

Deutsche Welle | Nov 24, 2021 at 1:00 AM
  • The three parties about to form the next German government presented in Berlin its plans on Wednesday under the title “Risk More Progress,” aiming to set itself off from the Merkel era by serving as an “alliance for freedom, justice, and sustainability,” as the parties taglined their cooperation deal.
  • The FDP got their hands on the second most powerful office in the land: their party leader, Christian Lindner, is now poised to take over the Finance Ministry.
  • Other Green demands were also present: The new government is aiming to ensure that by 2030, some 80% of the country’s power comes from renewable sources (doubling the current proportion) and that 15 million fully electric cars are on German roads.