The Prime Minister and Angela Merkel appealed to the population on Monday. Further resolutions are to follow next week. In Merkel’s eyes, things could also go faster.
- That federalism It is not always easy when it comes to joint decisions, noted the Prime Minister and Chancellor Angela Merkel* once more on Monday.
- On the “Corona Summit” they decided to make urgent appeals, but not the far-reaching measures that Merkel would have liked.
- Now she wants action to be taken faster, before that Intensive care units get even more problems.
Berlin – One day after Corona conference The previous evening’s dispute with the Prime Minister is once again hinted at. Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU *) speaks at the “Economic summit der Süddeutsche Zeitung ”and sums up why things have to be done quickly now:“ If we were to wait until the intensive care beds are fully occupied, it would be too late. ”Against this background, Merkel is a little sobered about what the speed that concerns decisions. “I regret that it sometimes goes slowly because it ultimately costs us more money. If you act earlier, you can get out of the faster Restrictions. “Because every day counts, she would have a few more on Monday decisions able to imagine. As soon as exponential growth sets in again, action must be taken.
Before the talks, the federal government had one Resolution proposal issued that held new decisions. They wanted some Prime Minister but do not support it. The discussions dragged on, the media repeatedly reported on arguments behind the scenes. Some state bosses only wanted to make an interim conclusion, but not yet more restrictions make. The reason: It is not yet clear how the corona numbers will develop. Merkel, meanwhile, considers the situation to be very serious, as she stressed again Tuesday morning.
Corona summit: Merely an interim conclusion was planned from the start
We need an overall concept and not a salami tactic. We have therefore not postponed any action #wellebrecherShutdown works and we need an overall concept for December & January based on the numbers for the next week. https://t.co/kIC56wQG99
– Manuela Schwesig (@ManuelaSchwesig) November 17, 2020
Manuela Schwesig (SPD), Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, calls for the meeting “Salami Tactic” an overall concept for the next few months. “You can’t tighten the screws every week,” Schwesig justifies Monday’s interim results. Merkel admitted that this was planned from the start.
The fact that not everything went unanimously between those present could already be felt at the press conference afterwards. At the time, the Chancellor still spoke of “slightly different views”. Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD *) noted that Chancellery have new ones Corona measures in the end always worked out “at short notice”. Merkel wants to try out a “fair burden-sharing” according to its own statements – the countries mostly followed the decisions “not so euphorically”. Allowed himself to do so Söder only a short but pointed remark: “I am very curious to see whether this will work.”
Angela Merkel on the Corona crisis: “Hardest decisions of my term of office”
But Merkel also makes it clear that the decisions around the Corona crisis belong to the “hardest decisions of my term of office”. In terms of economy, the said Head of government, when fighting does not apply “health or economy“, But” health and economy “as well as culture and education. For 2021 she expects a “strong Growth spurt, provided we get the pandemic under control ”.
The corona pandemic is a “Challenge of the century for the whole world and for each individual ”. It was therefore important for Merkel to emphasize once again that urgent appeals were made to the population on Monday. The resolutions should follow next Wednesday. Merkel wanted to “continue to be the impatient part of the debate”. With the note to her colleagues: “I look forward to every support I get.” * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.
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