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The CDU ministers did not have a day off on Sunday either: Angela Merkel invited to a mammoth meeting in Berlin. Apparently the Chancellor sees open construction sites.

The CDU ministers did not have a day off on Sunday either: Angela Merkel invited to a mammoth meeting in Berlin.

Apparently the Chancellor sees open construction sites.



Chancellor Angela Merkel

has prepared the CDU members of her

federal government

for the super election year 2021.

At an almost seven-hour

strategy meeting in the Chancellery

on Sunday, according to information from the


, the CDU * cabinet members and

parliamentary group leader Ralph Brinkhaus

discussed open issues that the Union wants to advance in this legislative period.

It is about which accents should be set before the federal election in one year, it said.

Concrete results were initially not known in the evening.

Even before the meeting began, it was said that there was no plan to inform the public.

Angela Merkel: Chancellor wants to put more pressure on - worries about the SPD?

In addition to Brinkhaus, the Chancellor * had Ministers Peter Altmaier (Economy), Jens Spahn (Health), Julia Klöckner (Agriculture), Anja Karliczek (Education), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (Defense) and State Ministers Annette Widmann-Mauz ( Migration, Integration) and Monika Grütters (Culture) invited to the Chancellery.

Chancellery chief Helge Braun was also there.

According to




recently made it clear internally that it was

now the turn of


CDU to

put pressure on the government in order to deliver

beyond the important corona issue

in key policy areas.

Behind this should be the consideration that the CDU does not want to leave the role of the driver in the government to the smaller sister party CSU and the coalition partner SPD in the super election year 2021 with the federal election in autumn and six state elections.

In the end, the


should not

be created that the SPD in particular was able to score,

the CDU said.

Chancellor invites CDU colleagues to the Sunday marathon meeting - 30 items on the agenda

In addition to the economic and social areas, which are also important in Corona times, topics for the consultations included internal security, a strategy for cyber defense, digital education, artificial intelligence, the expansion of the ultra-fast 5G telecommunications network and the topic of animal welfare.

According to this information

, the


for the deliberations


almost 30 items


Before the meeting, Brinkhaus had drawn attention to internal security, where there are disputes with the SPD over important security laws.

"I am worried about the increased propensity for violence in the area of ​​political extremism," said Brinkhaus of the dpa.

CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak

wrote on Twitter: “In the fight against political extremism, the security authorities need up-to-date powers.” Brinkhaus and Ziemiak called on the SPD to give in to the dispute over expanding the

options for telecommunications

surveillance (TKÜ).

There are concerns here not only on the part of the SPD.

In the fight against political #extremism, the security authorities need up-to-date powers.

I emphatically support the demands of @rbrinkhaus and @cducsubt.

The blocking attitude of the #SPD must come to an end.

- Paul Ziemiak (@PaulZiemiak) September 26, 2020

Angela Merkel: Corona probably also an issue in the Chancellery - but only marginally

In view of the corona pandemic, other topics in the deliberations in the Chancellery are likely to be the

transformation of the auto industry

, opportunities to

make working hours more flexible

or the so-called



objective time


limited jobs

that the SPD wants to abolish.

In the future areas of education and digitization, in addition to the question of setting up an educational competence center and an educational platform, the further implementation of hydrogen technology should also be at stake.


increasing number of infections in the corona pandemic

in Germany may also have played a role in the round - but rather marginally.

This Tuesday, Merkel wants to discuss with the prime ministers of the federal states how to go together in autumn and winter in view of the ongoing pandemic.

CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is also on duty on Monday: she invites the candidates for her successor to an interview in Berlin.

The municipal runoff elections in North Rhine-Westphalia brought mixed results for the party on Sunday.


dpa / fn

) * is part of the Ippen digital network


Source: merkur

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