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Robert Habeck: Green chief accuses Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer of betraying his own prime minister

2020-12-07T12:22:32.878Z

The scandal about the increase in the broadcasting fee in Saxony-Anhalt is burdening the parties - nationwide. CDU boss Kramp-Karrenbauer called for the Greens to give in, but their boss Robert Habeck played the ball back.



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Greens Chairman Habeck: "Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer implicitly calls on the Greens and the SPD to overturn the State Broadcasting Treaty"

Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa

In Saxony-Anhalt, the dispute over the planned increase in the radio license fee is not only a burden on the Kenya coalition of the CDU, the Greens and the SPD and the solidarity among the Christian Democrats.

After Interior Minister Holger Stahlknecht was kicked out by his CDU party colleague and Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff, the party leaderships of the coalition parties clash at the federal level.

At the broadcaster ntv, the Greens chairman Robert Habeck rejected the request from CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to approach the CDU in the coalition crisis in Saxony-Anhalt.

"The CDU leadership in the person of Ms. Kramp-Karrenbauer implicitly calls on the Greens and the SPD to overturn the State Broadcasting Treaty," said Habeck.

"In doing so, she is stabbing her own prime minister in the back." Other CDU-led federal states have already approved the contribution increase or intend to do so.

Kramp-Karrenbauer had previously made the SPD and Greens responsible.

Now "all responsible forces have to work with the Prime Minister to ensure political stability," she told the dpa news agency.

Haseloff made suggestions for this.

"The decision now lies in particular with the SPD and the Greens, who have to become aware of their political responsibility."

In the Magdeburg coalition agreement, contribution stability is agreed for public broadcasting.

The SPD and the Greens want to agree to the contribution increase agreed between the state governments, the CDU not.

The opposition AfD is also against it.

Together, the CDU and AfD would have a majority - the SPD and the Greens threaten the end of the coalition in the event that it occurs.

Habeck reiterated a proposal to decide on the increase, but only to put it into effect after negotiations on possible structural reforms.

State CDU remains relentless in the contribution dispute

The fired Interior Minister Stahlknecht had recently announced that he would resign from the office of the state party chairman of the CDU Saxony-Anhalt on December 8, 2020.

He is doing this to prevent further damage to his party, his function, his family and himself, said Stahlknecht.

Meanwhile, the state party announced that it would remain relentless in the dispute over the contribution increase.

»There will be no increase with the CDU!

Nothing will change that, ”the message said.

The Christian Democrats were hoping for an understanding by the next meeting of the state media committee next Wednesday.

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Source: spiegel

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