The Green Chancellor candidate accuses the CDU and CSU of divisive politics. In the federal election campaign, she sees herself as a victim of fake news.
Berlin – Annalena Baerbock goes on the offensive – against the Union. With the financial policy of Armin Laschet and Friedrich Merz, the CDU is making a “roll backwards to the politics of the 90s” and falling behind the 16 years of Angela Merkel. “That divides our society,” said Baerbock den sparkNewspapers and the French Ouest-France (June 3 issues).
The Green Chancellor candidate calls the CDU / CSU election manifesto “a policy for the privileged”.
Baerbock before the federal election: “Union puts sand in people’s eyes”
Your party, on the other hand, wants to ensure “climate-friendly prosperity,” said the Greens leader. The federal election is a directional choice for the next decade. “We have a great opportunity to make a new start out of the global upheaval.”
Baerbock criticized the Union for wanting to lower corporate taxes and stick to the debt brake. With this line there is “nothing left for local life”. On the other hand, she wants to invest “in good schools, hospitals and police stations”. Good services of general interest create social cohesion.
“The Union just throws sand in people’s eyes when it pretends to modernize the country without spending anything,” said the co-Greens leader.
Baerbock on allegations of plagiarism: “Nobody writes a book alone”
Baerbock also took up the plagiarism allegations: She called for more fairness in the federal election campaign. “I think it’s important that democratic parties discuss each other with respect and decency – especially about the big questions about the future.”
She denied the allegations again. “It’s not a doctoral thesis right now,” emphasized Baerbock. When asked whether she had written her book herself, she said: “Yes, but as the saying goes: Nobody writes a book alone. Not only did many ideas flow in, I also thankfully received support. The basis were transcripts from long interviews that were conducted with me. “
Before the 2021 federal election: Baerbock sees himself as a victim of fake news
Baerbock sees himself as a victim of fake news about her person, like her in the spark-Interview said. “For example, it was questioned whether I even graduated from London.”
Baerbock has been criticized for weeks. She had to subsequently report additional income to the Bundestag and correct her curriculum vitae published on the Internet. Currently, both Baerbock and her party are struggling with declining polls. (dpa / AFP / frs)