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Coalition: FDP parliamentary group leader Dürr rules out new elections

Coalition: FDP parliamentary group leader Dürr rules out new elections

The traffic light coalition has lost massive amounts of trust. But are new elections the solution? No, says FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr.

Despite the disputes in the traffic light coalition over various issues, FDP parliamentary group leader Christian Dürr is ruling out new elections. Dürr answered a corresponding question from the Funke media group in the affirmative and said: “I leave the speculation about this to Friedrich Merz and Markus Söder, who, strangely enough, are more concerned with coalition options than with substantive policy.”

Dürr criticized the Growth Opportunities Act, which is important for the economy and brings tax cuts to companies, and is still being blocked by the Union. “We will work in the coming months to make our location more attractive and to move our economy forward.”

There is currently a dispute in the traffic light coalition over, among other things, the EU supply chain law. A vote on an agreement previously negotiated by negotiators was spontaneously postponed. This is also because in Germany, FDP-led ministries in the federal government announced shortly before the vote that they did not want to agree to the project. Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) criticized that Germany’s reliability in the EU was at stake. “If we break our word once given in Brussels, we will lose trust.” The EU Supply Chain Act aims to hold large companies accountable if they profit from child or forced labor outside the EU.

A debate about tax relief for the economy also developed into a fundamental dispute. Essentially, it’s about how German companies can become more internationally competitive.

Source: Stern

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