The traffic light has already agreed on ministerial posts, but now apparently SPD members are turning on and do not want to see the finance ministry at the FDP.
Berlin / Munich – As part of the coalition negotiations between the traffic light parties, there were several hotly debated topics and coveted positions. The Ministry of Finance was one of these positions, with the FDP * and the Greens * clashing here in particular. In the end, however, Greens co-chairman Robert Habeck drew the short straw and it was decided that the FDP would get the ministry and that party leader Christian Lindner * would become finance minister in the new federal government.
Apparently, some SPD * members do not at all agree with Lindner’s occupation of the post and would rather see a Social Democrat or at least a Green at the wheel of the Ministry of Finance. The SPD members are said to have already taken a first concrete step towards this.
Traffic light noise at the Treasury? – SPD members submit draft resolutions against Lindner
The Social Democrats who oppose a finance ministry under the leadership of the FDP chief are members from the Berlin SPD district of Lichtenberg. You have already submitted a draft resolution for the Federal Congress from December 10th to 12th. The demand: “Ministry of Finance not to the FDP”, which is also the title of the application.
In the document, the SPD members attack Christian Lindner with clear words. It is a “systematic danger for Germany and the European idea”. Apparently, the FDP’s commitment to the debt brake and solid EU budget policy are being targeted in particular.
Traffic light coalition: SPD members concerned about Christian Lindner’s right of veto
“An unsolidified and forced return to the debt rules of the Maastricht era would make necessary public investments on the entire continent impossible”, argue the SPD members in the submitted application. In the fight against the corona pandemic and climate change, this would amount to a weakening.
The applicants were also concerned about the Finance Minister’s right of veto. An FDP finance minister could block “important infrastructure measures” with the right of veto. According to the Social Democrats, the risk is too great and could endanger Germany’s future.
The SPD members prefer a social democrat or a Green at the head of the finance ministry. “Only a social democratic or green finance ministry would allow us to deliver on our goals, ideas and campaign promises,” the document emphasizes. (bb) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA
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