The Greens want to join the federal government in 2021 – bosses Habeck and Baerbock leave no doubt about that. But the optimism offended eco-activists before the party congress.
- The Greens celebrate from Friday to Sunday (November 22nd) Online party conference.
- A new one is supposed to be Policy be decided – but of course the focus is on the super election year 2021.
- Party leader Robert Habeck has again filed government claims. But the Greens have to master a difficult balancing act, as is already evident.
Update from November 20, 8:20 p.m .: In her opening speech at the Green Party Congress Annalena Baerbock a sweep of issues in politics. Next climate and education she also talked to the delegates at the computer screens democracy. With the words “Belarus, we stand by your side”, she literally bows to the demonstrators who take to the streets for democracy and freedom.
Also the US election mentions them. The victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was one “Glimmer of Hope” for the world. But she demands what many currently want: “Europe must assert itself as an independent player in the world. ”Because Europe and German foreign policy would have“ withdrawn from exactly this responsibility in the slipstream of the US situation ”, with“ fatal consequences ”for poorer countries, but also geopolitically. “China fills the gap that the West has left. ”China cannot be isolated, but neither should one surrender to the country.
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“The European foreign policy is more than an end in itself. For many people it is the hope that life in freedom and dignity is possible everywhere in our world, ”says Baerbock.
But without that Live audience little comes in her speech Mood on. Baerbock appeared calm instead of loud and energetic, as is sometimes the case at other party conventions. With pauses and almost pathetically she tries to make it clear to the delegates and the audience that something must happen now. In her white dress she stands in front of the black background of the hall, looks into the camera, has to cough twice so as not to lose her voice while Robert Habeck, her co-chair sits on the living room stage and listens. He will address the delegates on Sunday.
Annalena Baerbock’s speech at the Green Party Congress: “Change must work for everyone”
Update from November 20, 8:05 p.m .: Baerbock also addresses the people who live in Industrial nations Life. She knows that changes are difficult when the future, such as one’s own job, is still unclear. “The Paris promise therefore also includes: This one change must work for everyone ”, for buddies and craftsmen. She wants everyone to have the right to work and further training, and everyone in the country to participate. Because: “When services of general interest crumble, trust in our democracy crumbles.”
That is why Baerbock also speaks the topic in her opening speech at the digital party conference of the Greens school at. And criticizes the government: “Instead of investing fully in the summer, the installation of filters and broadband fails in the autumn.” Education is the capital of the 21st century. Children have the right to learn, play, try things out – “We have a duty to enable them to do that.”
Update from November 20, 7:50 p.m .: Annalena Baerbock’s first central topic in her speech on the Congress of the Greens is this climate. She advertises, now something immediately for the fight against the Climate change to do: “It is the task of our generation, the challenge of our time, our opportunity.” Critical is not 2040 or 2050, “now begins the decisive decade” for climate neutrality. The massive expansion of renewable energies, clean cars on the road – “now”, demands Annalena Baerbock. It’s not about a little less CO2, The decisive factor is zero emissions and climate neutrality.
Deadline #Climate change – the next decade is crucial, they say # Federal Chairperson Annalena @abaerbock. It is the task of our generation that #Challenge our time. She made a clear appeal to the delegates: “We will implement Paris.” # dbdk20 # 20s pic.twitter.com/2QeKmKoyDF
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Green Party Congress: New basic program planned after 18 years
Update from November 20, 7.42 p.m .: The started on Friday evening 45th Federal Conference of Greens – a purely online party congress at which many discussions around the new basic program are planned. The last Policy the party decided in 2002, 18 years ago. In the Berlin Tempodrom, the party has set up three stages for this weekend, including one in the living room flair, from which, among other things, the party leadership switches to the delegates.
After technical problems that delayed the program by around two hours, the Green Party leader is currently holding Annalena Baerbock the political opening speech. She confidently says: “Every time has its color, and this time is green.” Continuing like this does not stabilize, “with a ‘keep going’ we lose our footing.”
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Update from November 20, 3:48 p.m .: The Greens feel headwind from the base: Fridays for Future urges the party before its congress, at Climate protection to show a clear edge. “Anyone who understands the ecological reality knows that half measures and fine words don’t work,” said the Activist Luisa Neubauer the newspapers of Editorial network Germany. “Every party is required to work out a program that aims at 1.5 degrees.” “If even the Greens do not have a policy that has the capacity to take on the climate crisis, where else should you start? “, Warned the activist himself a member of the Greens is.
Green Party Congress: “Biggest year in history”: Habeck predicts triumph and angered environmentalists
First report: Berlin – The CDU is still waiting – they Greens already dare to digital party conference: From Friday to Sunday The eco party meets corona-compliant online, via video conference. The delegates do not appoint a new chairman. But probably a new one Policy. And of course there will be a course for that Grand election year 2021 posed. According to recent polls, the Greens are candidates for government participation. But the path to responsibility threatens to become a tightrope act – as is already evident from reactions on the internet, among other things.
Robert Habeck: Green leader chooses big words before the online party conference – Eco-Party 2021 “in government”
In the center of interest once again: party leader Robert Habeck. He thinks that the party is taking the course “out of a narrow milieu and making an offer to the broader society, quite decisively,” said Habeck on Friday in the ZDF “Morgenmagazin”. “And the election results also show that society wants that.”
Of course, there will be a number of fighting votes at the party congress. “But that makes the sense of party conventions,” said Habeck. The Greens had previously tabled more than 1,300 amendments. It is about heart issues like Climate protection, around Referendums, Basic income, the Relationship with NATO or Genetic engineering.
In advance Video published on Twitter Habeck also prophesied: The year 2021 will “bring the Greens into government – and strongly”. It will be the “most successful year in the history of the Greens”. But that is exactly what angered, among other things Environmental activists. “Thanks for nothing,” posted a commentator about the video – along with a recording from the Dannenröder Forest. “Do the Greens decide today whether they want to work with a party that has no interest in climate protection goals or what is their plan now?” asked another user.
Green Party Congress: Baerbock makes a promise – “Climate protection is a basic requirement”
Co-boss Annalena Baerbock tried to dispel precisely these allegations. The Climate protection is a basic requirement for participation in a federal government. “To govern doesn’t make sense if I can’t do anything,” Baerbock told the portal t-online.de. “Fulfilling the Paris Climate Agreement and a social and educational policy that really affects every child are, for me, essential foundations for future coalitions.”
Baerbock dismissed criticism from among others Climate activists Luisa Neubauer and Carola Rackete back to the fact that the Greens have evolved from questioning the status quo to maintaining the status quo. “My entire policy is aimed at changing the fossil fuel status quo – but in reality, not just on paper,” said Baerbock. “Precisely because I am extremely worried every day that, given the drama of the climate crisis, not everything is going faster.” But it is necessary to finally get started fully Climate protection majorities in the Bundestag.
In particular, the clearing in the Dannenröder Forest in Hesse – where the Greens co-govern – the party had recently cost approval from parts of its core clientele. In the past few months, the Greens have been repeatedly under pressure from climate movements such as Fridays for Future * and Extinction Rebellion advised because they would not work hard enough to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. So-called climateists are being formed in several federal states to compete with the Greens.
Greens want to rule in 2021 – but the basic program threatens to dispute
The times when the greens are exclusively around Environment and climate were over, but Baerbock also made it clear again. “I want to do things better in every area,” said the Greens * boss. Meanwhile, Habeck showed a willingness to talk on the subject Genetic engineering. His personal position and that of the federal executive committee: “We have to expand our possibilities through research in all areas.” The “old genetic engineering” in the agricultural sector has failed, “but research on the new genetic engineering should continue”. The application, in turn, must be strictly regulated.
The Greens start their digital party congress on Friday at 5 p.m. – the party leadership will be in the Berlin Tempodrom step in front of the cameras. With the new policy under the motto “Change creates stability” the party wants to stand up for climate protection and ecological management, but also for more social justice. The text, which has been discussed for two years, is intended to replace the previous basic program, which dates back to 2002.
About the Candidacy for Chancellor the party will not be decided until 2021. The party is already concerned with the topic. Conservatives such as CDU presidency candidates Friedrich Merz have already positioned themselves for black-green – and Habeck was most recently associated with the office of finance minister. (AFP / dpa / fn) *Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network.