Armin Laschet (CDU) will have to try in the ZDF summer interview tonight to make up for his lost trust points during the flood disaster. The broadcaster will reveal details in advance.
Update from June 25th, 7:28 pm: Laschet refuses to be compulsory (see first report). The prime ministerial conference is the right place to discuss new key figures. How quickly this has to happen will have to be seen in the near future.
Laschet in the summer interview on Hans-Georg Maaßen (CDU), tax policy and Markus Söder (CSU)
Update from June 25, 7:25 p.m.: Whether the controversial CDU politician and top candidate in his constituency, Hans-Georg Maaßen, should be elected or not is no question for Laschet about the chancellor candidate. “I do not give a recommendation for all constituencies,” said Laschet.
Update from June 25, 7:23 p.m.: “If we can do everything that we set out to do, we can make tax cuts,” Laschet summarizes his plans for tax policy. But first you have to come to sustainable growth.
Update from June 25, 7:19 p.m.: Even when asked about taunts from Markus Söder (CSU), Armin Laschet (CDU) cannot be lured from the reserve. Söder had indirectly referred to the pace of the election campaign as the “sleeper pace”. Laschet describes his relationship with Söder as good.
Update from June 25th, 7:10 pm: When asked about possible weaknesses, Laschet said at the beginning of the interview: “These are big footsteps that Angela Merkel is leaving behind. But I remember her early days, she still had to learn a lot. ”He sees with himself
Even in the summer interview, Laschet will not explain what exactly made him laugh in the flood area during Steinmeier’s speech: “I was out and about all day and at that moment I didn’t hear the Federal President. I can’t say more about that, ”said Laschet.
First report from June 25, 2021, 5:22 p.m .:
Berlin – The 2021 election campaign is anything but manageable and predictable. Devastating storms and increasingly loud calls for climate and environmental protection, a possibly building fourth corona wave and at the same time declining vaccination euphoria: The election campaign for the federal election is not an election campaign for which you could pull old topics out of a drawer. Armin Laschet’s statements in the ZDF summer interview on the topics that are piling up before the election in September are eagerly awaited.
According to statements about the storm disaster, voters recently did not trust Laschet to draw the right conclusions. It remains to be seen, however, whether this will affect the behavior of voters. The interview was recorded in advance and will be broadcast on ZDF from 7.10 p.m. The dpa has already received some statements from Laschet.
Armin Laschet in the ZDF summer interview: “I do not believe in an obligation to be imposed”
What happens when fewer and fewer people in Germany want to be vaccinated? “I do not believe in compulsory vaccinations and do not believe in indirectly putting pressure on people to get vaccinated,” says Laschet (CDU) according to dpa in an interview. “Freedom rights must apply to everyone if you don’t want to be vaccinated.”
Instead of compulsory vaccination, Laschet wants creative vaccination offers, for example at sports and cultural events. The overriding goal is to fight the pandemic so that “all freedoms and fundamental rights are put back into force”. A high vaccination rate is important for this. Everything must be done to convince more people to get vaccinated.
“Tax cuts must be affordable” – Armin Laschet in the ZDF summer interview
Laschet was rather cautious about tax cuts: “We want stable state finances and none
dubious promises, ”he said. It is not serious to promise nationwide tax cuts. Even lower and middle incomes could only be relieved if it could be financed. However, he spoke out clearly against tax increases: That “would now really be poison for innovations, for the economy and for new jobs.”
The Union’s election program currently provides, among other things, the abolition of the solidarity surcharge for the top ten percent and relief for families. “Everything according to the financial situation,” emphasized Laschet according to the dpa.
Laschet in the ZDF summer interview on the coal exit: The CO2 price will result in a faster exit
“I think politics must be reliable,” said Laschet in the ZDF summer interview. He is of the opinion that one should stick to the agreed schedule from the coal phase-out until 2038 – unlike his counterpart Markus Söder (CSU). The storm disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia produced images that make climate change more tangible and sparked a new debate about climate protection.
However, the CO2 price alone will result in a faster exit – according to his personal assessment. In any case, his state of North Rhine-Westphalia could manage to get completely out of coal by 2030, said the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister on ZDF. (dpa / cat)
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