In a live interview with Frankfurter Rundschau, Annalena Baerbock comments on the plagiarism debate in her book and the flood disaster in Germany.
Frankfurt – Annalena Baerbock’s nomination as Chancellor candidate of the Greens for the federal elections initially caused a poll for the party. However, allegations of plagiarism about her book, subsequently reported additional income and her résumé quickly moved into the focus of the debate. She said she was “massively annoyed about the mistakes I made, also with a view to the candidacy for chancellor” Annalena Baerbock in a live interview with the Frankfurter Rundschau*.
Not having looked closely at the résumé, not having inserted a list of sources at the end of her book, that really annoys her afterwards, says Baerbock to the FR. Mainly because the debate about the book distracted from what should actually be discussed in the election campaign.
However, Annalena Baerbock would evidently not want to undo her mistake. “Of course you don’t make mistakes twice, you should face your mistakes self-critically and then do better in the future,” says Baerbock when asked what she would do differently today if she could turn back time. She therefore corrected her résumé on her website and added a list of sources to her book, according to Baerbock. In an interview with the Spiegel had Annelena Baerbock on the plagiarism allegations for the first time* uttered.
Annalena Baerbock on the climate crisis: “We haven’t done enough in the past”
With a view to the storm catastrophe, Annalena Baerbock said: “We are experiencing that the climate crisis is now, and not at the other end of the world, but on site.” The current floods are not the first extreme weather situation in Germany, already In recent years there have been floods, crop failures due to drought and forest fires.
“We have already seen these floods everywhere in other countries,” says Baerbock in the FR interview when asked about the climate adaptation fund she is calling for. That is why she brought up the issue of climate protection for the German debate a few weeks ago. The aim is to give municipalities and cities money in hand so that they can better equip themselves against extreme weather events.
Annalena Baerbock calls for “radical measures”
It is a matter of setting the course now, for example to expand renewable energies. “You can see how we have wasted eight years in our country,” says Baerbock on the development of climate policy in Germany. “We haven’t done enough in the past.” The new federal government must therefore adopt an immediate climate protection program. “We need radical measures for today,” she said in an interview with the FR in relation to climate neutrality. (sne) * fr.de and hna.de are offered by IPPEN.MEDIA.
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