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Traffic light coalition on the way? The exploratory paper in full


The traffic light coalition negotiations are to come. The cornerstone is a twelve-page exploratory paper - we document it in full.

The traffic light coalition negotiations are to come.

The cornerstone is a twelve-page exploratory paper - we document it in full.

Munich / Berlin

- in retrospect, will it be a historic day?

The SPD, Greens and FDP may have laid the foundation for the first traffic light coalition at federal level on Friday - and for the end of the Merkel era.

Traffic light coalition: exploratory paper in full length - from citizens' money to climate and pensions

After a week of explorations, the three parties not only presented the resolution on coalition negotiations at a press conference.

But also a twelve-page paper that should serve as the basis for the talks.

There are some surprising compromises and concessions made by all three partners.

And also some very specific decisions.

For example, we can already read that the 12-euro minimum wage is to come, but not a speed limit.

Private health insurance is to remain, while the Hartz IV system is to be replaced by a citizen's benefit.

We document the exploratory conclusion of the traffic light parties here - in the version published by the SPD on Friday afternoon (October 15) on their website - in full for reading.

“Result of the explorations between SPD, BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN and FDP

The next few years will be decisive in order to strengthen Germany and Europe - for the major challenges such as climate change, digitization, securing our prosperity, social cohesion and demographic change. The basis for this is a comprehensive renewal of our country. SPD, BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN and FREE DEMOCRATEN see that Germany needs a new start. We feel committed to progress together. We are united by the fact that we see opportunities in change.

We are a constellation that can bring together three parties with different traditions and different points of view to form an innovative alliance.

We can make a contribution to softening political front positions and sparking new political creativity.

In this way we create a new social awakening in line with the times.

As a progressive coalition, we can set the course for a decade of social, ecological, economic, digital and societal renewal.

Germany needs a stable and reliable government that addresses the challenges facing our country.

Our conversations have shown that we can do this.

We agree on the urgent tasks and have worked out common ground with a view to solving them.

We want to be a government also for those who did not vote for us in this federal election. It's about our country, not about profiling individual actors. We do not see small and large parties, but rather equal partners on an equal footing. We overcome content-related differences in a respectful exchange that is curious and open to the arguments of the other.

The exploratory talks were characterized by trust, respect and mutual consideration.

We want to continue that.

We are convinced that we can conclude an ambitious and sustainable coalition agreement.

Based on the results of the exploration, we want to negotiate how we can modernize our country sustainably.

This paper traces the results of the explorations.

It only includes the topics on which the negotiating partners wanted to reach a preliminary determination before entering into coalition negotiations.

Not all topics were discussed, not every topic discussed in detail.

The following negotiations provide an opportunity for this.

We record the following results:

1. Modern state and digital awakening

We want a fundamental change towards an enabling, learning and digital state that works proactively for its citizens.

It's about making life easier.

State action should become faster and more effective and promote economic and social innovation processes.

We want to establish a new culture of cooperation, which is also fed by the strength of civil society.

In order to modernize Germany quickly, fast administrative, planning and approval procedures are a key requirement.

Therefore, in the first year of government, all necessary decisions should be made and implemented in order to be able to implement private and state investments quickly, efficiently and purposefully.

Our goal is to cut the duration of the proceedings at least in half.

The administration should become more agile and digital.

We will consistently think of them from the point of view of the citizen.

Digital applications are always considered and implemented.

To do this, we want to subject laws to a digitization check.

The federal government's digital policy strategy is being redesigned (including AI strategy, data strategy, blockchain strategy).

Competencies in the federal government are being reorganized and bundled.

We are committed to driving the gigabit expansion.

Federalism is the basic pillar of the Federal Republic.

In order to increase performance, you need clarity in terms of tasks and financing.

We strive for closer, more targeted and binding cooperation between the federal, state and local governments.

We want to ensure good living conditions in town and country. It is particularly important in rural areas to strengthen services of general interest. Citizens should be able to live their everyday lives well in their region - from work via fast internet to good transport connections, from shopping to visiting the doctor to sports. We want to ensure that necessary investments (for example in fast internet or mobility) are tackled in particular where the need to catch up is greatest.

Even more than 30 years after the peaceful revolution, the task of completing the internal unity, both socially and economically, remains unchanged.

Many citizens in East Germany have gained experience in the course of change, which was also associated with breaks and disappointments.

We want to learn from this for the upcoming major transformation processes across Germany.

Democracy lives from trust in all state institutions and constitutional organs.

We will therefore strengthen Parliament as a place for debate and legislation.

We want to improve decision-making by using new forms of citizen dialogue, such as citizens' councils, without giving up the principle of representation.

2. Climate protection in a socio-ecological market economy

Man-made climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We have to tackle the climate crisis together. This also offers great opportunities for our country and Germany as an industrial location: New business models and technologies 3 can create climate-neutral prosperity and good work. We see it as our central joint task to bring Germany on the 1.5 degree path, as dictated by the Paris Climate Agreement and the decision of the Federal Constitutional Court.

We will continue to develop the Climate Protection Act consistently in 2022 and launch an immediate climate protection program with all the necessary laws, ordinances and measures.

All sectors will have to contribute: transport, construction and housing, power generation, industry and agriculture.

We will check compliance with the climate targets on the basis of a cross-sectoral overall calculation, analogous to the Paris Climate Agreement, over a number of years.

We make it our common mission to drastically accelerate the expansion of renewable energies and to remove all hurdles and obstacles.

To this end, we will significantly accelerate the planning and approval process.

We want to strengthen the decentralized expansion of renewable energies.

All suitable roof areas are to be used for solar energy in the future.

This should be mandatory for new commercial buildings, and the rule for private new buildings.

We will dismantle bureaucratic hurdles and open ways not to overburden private clients financially.

We also see this as an economic stimulus program for medium-sized businesses and the skilled trades.

Two percent of the land area is to be designated for onshore wind power.

We want to ensure that the municipalities benefit financially from wind turbines and larger open space solar systems in their area.

We will significantly increase capacities for offshore wind energy.

In order to meet the climate protection goals, an accelerated phase-out of coal-fired power generation is also necessary. Ideally, this will be achieved by 2030. This requires the massive expansion of renewable energies that we are striving for and the construction of modern gas-fired power plants in order to meet the increasing demand for electricity and energy over the next few years at competitive prices. To this end, we will undertake the first of the review steps provided for in the Coal Phase-out Act in the 20th legislative period. The gas-fired power plants that are necessary up to security of supply through renewable energies must be built in such a way that they can be converted to climate-neutral gases (H2-ready).

The affected regions can continue to count on solidarity support. Measures of the Structural Strengthening Act are brought forward or accelerated. The accompanying labor policy measures such as the adjustment allowance will be adjusted accordingly. Nobody will fall into the mountain free. The establishment of a foundation or company that organizes the dismantling of coal-fired power generation and renaturation is examined.

We want to revise the Fuel Emissions Trading Act and European emissions trading in line with the EU “Fit for 55” program. In the course of the legislative period we will end the financing of the EEG surcharge through the electricity price as soon as possible. In this way, we are reducing electricity costs for private households and businesses. As part of the expansion of renewable energies, we will develop a new electricity market design. In the negotiations on the EU program “Fit for 55” we support the proposals of the EU Commission and want to design the instruments in the individual sectors as technology-neutral as possible.

According to the proposals of the EU Commission, this would mean in the transport sector that only CO2-neutral vehicles will be registered in Europe in 2035 - this will have an effect earlier in Germany. Outside of the existing system of fleet limit values, we are committed to ensuring that it is verifiable that only vehicles that can be refueled with e-fuels can be re-registered. We want to make Germany the lead market for electromobility and to do so massively accelerate the expansion of the charging station infrastructure. There will be no general speed limit. As part of climate-friendly mobility, we will support the development of intelligent system solutions for individual transport and public transport.

The extinction of species and the loss of biodiversity is another ecological crisis.

We want to take effective measures to protect biodiversity and nature.

To this end, we support agriculture in embarking on a sustainable, environmentally and nature-friendly path;

At the same time, the aim is to secure an adequate income for the farmers in the long term.

We want to support the farmers in converting livestock farming in an animal-friendly way.

Posture labeling should ensure transparency when shopping.

We want to limit the use of pesticides to what is necessary.

Plants should be protected in such a way that side effects for the environment, health and biodiversity are avoided.

3. Respect and opportunities in the modern world of work

The best basis for creating good work is a working environment that offers security and flexibility. Many employees, like entrepreneurs, are ready to break new ground in times of upheaval - but they also expect security in order to be able to engage in learning processes. Flexibility enables a creative climate for innovations to develop. A social partnership that has evolved over time and the ability to compromise based on it are central prerequisites for this process of change to succeed.

In order to react to the changes in the world of work and to respond to the wishes of employees and companies for more flexible working time arrangements, we want to support unions and employers in making flexible working time models possible. As part of a temporary regulation with an evaluation clause, we will enable employees to organize their working hours more flexibly within the framework of collective agreements under certain conditions and within deadlines to be observed. In addition, we want to create a limited possibility of deviating from the currently existing regulations of the Working Hours Act with regard to the maximum daily working hours, if collective agreements or company agreements provide for this (experimental rooms).

We will increase the statutory minimum wage in the first year in a one-off adjustment to twelve euros per hour. The minimum wage commission will then decide on any further increase steps. We will make improvements to mini and midi jobs: we want to remove the hurdles that make it difficult to take up employment subject to compulsory insurance. We are increasing the mid-job limit to 1,600 euros. In future, the mini-job limit will be based on a working week of 10 hours at minimum wage conditions. It will be increased accordingly with the increase in the minimum wage to 520 euros. At the same time, we will prevent mini-jobs from being abused as a substitute for regular employment relationships or being used part-time, especially for women.

We want performance to be recognized.

That means: Those who work well must also be paid well and have good working conditions.

We want to strengthen collective bargaining autonomy, collective bargaining partners and collective bargaining coverage so that fair wages are paid in Germany - this also promotes the necessary wage equalization between East and West.

We will continue to develop codetermination.

We want to promote independence through better start-up subsidies and a reduction in unnecessary bureaucracy.

At the same time, we want to improve coverage for (solo) self-employed people.

We want to strengthen further training and professional qualification opportunities.

4. Make social security citizen-friendly

We want to create security in times of change so that all citizens can lead a self-determined life during the transformation. Mutual respect only grows when no one feels left behind. We want to break new ground so that everyone has concrete opportunities for participation and professional prospects and that life's work is recognized. We stand for a reliable and activating welfare state that supports citizens in the stages of their lives, enables participation, protects against poverty and protects against life risks. This commitment is an important basis for encouraging citizens to dare to try new things.

In addition to the statutory pension, company and private pension schemes remain important for a good life in old age. A good and reliable pension after many years of work is important for the employees. It's about creating a good, independent protection in old age with your own work. We will therefore strengthen the statutory pension and secure the minimum pension level of 48 percent. There will be no cuts in pensions and no increase in the statutory retirement age.

In order to secure this commitment in a generation-appropriate manner, we will start partially funded by the statutory pension insurance in order to stabilize the pension level and pension contribution rate in the long term.

To this end, in a first step, we will add a capital stock of 10 billion euros from budget funds to the German pension insurance in 2022.

We will also enable Deutsche Rentenversicherung to invest its reserves on the capital market in a regulated manner.

We want to strengthen the pay-as-you-go pension through the participation of women and older employees as well as employment-related and qualified immigration.

We will fundamentally reform the previous system of private pension provision. To this end, we will examine the offer of a public fund with an effective and inexpensive offer with the option of opting out. In addition, we will examine the legal recognition of private investment products with higher returns than Riester. Funding is intended to provide incentives for lower income groups to use these products. There is an inventory protection for current Riester contracts. We want to increase the saver lump sum to 1,000 euros.

Instead of the previous basic security (Hartz IV), we will introduce a citizen's benefit. Citizens' money should respect the dignity of the individual, enable them to participate in society and be digitally and easily accessible. It aims to focus on helping people return to the labor market. During the Corona crisis, there were generous regulations on saving assets and checking the size of the apartment. We check which of these rules we want to continue. We adhere to obligations to cooperate and are examining how we can reduce bureaucracy here. We want to improve the opportunities for additional income with the aim of increasing incentives for employment.

In health policy, we want to make precaution and prevention the guiding principle.

We want to make our healthcare system strong so that it is well prepared for future crises, such as a new pandemic.

To do this, we will learn from the findings of the pandemic and digitize and strengthen the public health service.

Access to good and reliable health care must be guaranteed everywhere in Germany, whether in the city or in the country.

We want to further develop the system of flat-rate case fees for hospital financing and adapt it to sectors such as obstetrics and emergency care as well as pediatric and adolescent medicine.

There is a need for more cross-sectoral cooperation and networking between the various health institutions and professions.

We want an offensive for more nursing staff.

High-quality care is only possible with well-trained caregivers, good working conditions and reasonable wages in care.

We want to attract more qualified foreign nurses and create the necessary conditions for this.

Nurses should have more time for their actual work with the patients.

We want to guarantee this by reducing bureaucracy, using digital potential and clear national guidelines for staffing.

Statutory and private health and long-term care insurance are retained.

5. Opportunities for children, strong families and the best education for a lifetime

We want to give children and young people better opportunities regardless of their parents' social situation.

We focus on the children who need support the most.

We want to get more children out of poverty.

In a restart of family support, previous benefits are to be bundled in a separate basic child protection model and paid automatically so that they reach the children without bureaucratic hurdles.

At the same time, we want to continue promoting day-care centers and (all-day) schools and strengthening education and participation.

The federal, state and local governments should work together to ensure that every child has the same chance of development and fulfillment (requirement of cooperation).

We will provide targeted and permanent support to schools in disadvantaged regions and neighborhoods.

We want to support states and municipalities with the digitization of the education system on a permanent basis (Digital Pact 2.0).

We want to anchor strong children's rights in the Basic Law.

Our dual training system is a successful model that is recognized worldwide.

We will only be able to meet the growing need for skilled workers in the future if sufficient training is provided.

We will improve the transition from school to vocational training.

We want to optimize and expand the youth employment agencies and launch an excellence initiative for vocational training.

We want to improve further training so that, for example, a professional qualification can be obtained at any time.

To support lifelong education and training, we want to introduce new instruments (e.g. life opportunities BAföG).

We want to reform BAföG and make it less dependent on parents.

6. Promote innovation and achieve new competitiveness

We want to increase the competitiveness of Germany as a business location as the basis for sustainable growth, prosperity and high employment in a socio-ecological market economy.

We will support companies and employees as best we can, promote innovation and create new confidence in entrepreneurship, innovation and entrepreneurship.

To this end, we are strengthening start-up and start-up funding and reducing the bureaucracy involved in promoting and financing innovation.

We want to support medium-sized companies and craft businesses in mastering upcoming challenges.

Our economic policy should focus on future-oriented framework conditions for competitive medium-sized companies.

We also need a qualified specialist strategy for this.

We continue to strive for fair competition between the business models of large digital companies and the locally rooted company.

We want to support digitally supported value creation in industry, trade, craft and services and create a level playing field for this.

The industry is facing a far-reaching transformation, and we will support it in this.

We promote regional transformation clusters and will support structurally weak regions.

A good research landscape that generates innovations is essential.

We want to increase the share of general government spending on research and development to 3.5 percent of GDP.

We need more spin-offs from research institutes.

Employee participation in the company is an important element of asset accumulation, but also of financing start-ups.

We will make employee equity participation more attractive, among other things by further increasing the tax-free allowance.

We want to activate more private capital for transformation projects.

To this end, we also check what contributions public development banks can make to hedging risks.

The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) should act more strongly as an innovation and investment agency.

The future fund for startups is a good example of this.

We want to further expand projects such as the Federal Agency for Leap Innovation.

A modern corporate culture also includes new forms such as social enterprises or companies with tied assets.

However, we will avoid tax saving schemes.

We strive for better access to data, in particular to enable start-ups and small and medium-sized companies to develop new, innovative business models in digitization.

We want to strengthen rule-based free trade on the basis of fair social, ecological and human rights standards and speak out in favor of a German and European trade policy against protectionism and unfair trade practices.

We use European competition law and the strength of the European internal market, especially with a view to unfair competition practices of authoritarian regimes.

7. Offensive for affordable and sustainable building and living

We want to create more affordable living space.

To do this, it is imperative to build significantly more apartments.

Our goal is to build 400,000 new apartments per year, 100,000 of which are publicly funded apartments.

To this end, we will invite you to an “alliance for affordable housing” with all the key players.

In this context, we guarantee planning security for the construction industry to build up construction capacities.

We will reduce the costs of housing construction through serial construction, digitization, de-bureaucratisation and standardization.

We will strengthen climate protection in new buildings and accelerate the energetic renovation of existing buildings in order to also achieve the climate targets in the building sector.

As long as not enough affordable apartments are built, the shortage of living space, especially in metropolitan areas, prevents reasonable rents from building up on the housing market.

We will therefore evaluate and extend the applicable tenant protection regulations.

We will continue to provide federal financial support for social housing.

We will give the Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks more freedom so that it can build faster itself.

With a new non-profit housing scheme, we are bringing a new dynamic to the construction of affordable living space.

We want to take appropriate measures to combat the illegal financing of real estate.

This includes proof of taxation for commercial property buyers from abroad and a ban on purchasing property with cash.

We want to enable the federal states to structure their real estate transfer tax more flexibly in order to make it easier for them to buy residential property for themselves.

For counter-financing, we use the closing of tax loopholes when buying real estate from corporations (share deals).

8. Freedom and Security, Equality and Diversity in Modern Democracy

Germany is a modern country with a great diversity of society, in which different life plans, living conditions and origins come together.

We see this diversity as an opportunity and want to organize fair participation in all areas and clearly oppose discrimination.

We want to adapt our legal system to social reality.

To this end, we will, among other things, adapt citizenship law, family law, the right of parentage and the transsexual law as well as the regulations on reproductive medicine and, for example, make communities of responsibility or a pact for coexistence possible.

Germany is a modern immigration country.

Women and men from many countries have found their home here, have founded families and earn a living.

Therefore we want to create a modern citizenship law.

We want to make the Skilled Immigration Act more practicable.

We also want to introduce a points system as a second pillar to attract qualified specialists.

Those who are well integrated in Germany and provide for their own livelihood should be able to obtain legally secure residence status more quickly.

We want to enable a lane change and improve integration options.

Wir wollen unser sicheres Land noch sicherer machen. Jede und jeder in Deutschland soll sich sicher fühlen – ob auf der Straße, zu Hause oder im Netz. Dafür kommt es vor allem auf mehr präventive Sicherheit an. Dazu brauchen wir motivierte, gut ausgebildete und ausgestattete Polizistinnen und Polizisten. Ihre Präsenz und Bürgernähe macht sie für uns zu einem unerlässlichen Partner. Rechtsstaatlichkeit und Verhältnismäßigkeit sind die Maßstäbe, nach denen sie ihren Dienst für alle tun. Wir wollen dafür sorgen, dass sie die verdiente Anerkennung und den Respekt für ihre wichtige Arbeit erfahren.

Wir wollen Freiheit und Sicherheit gewährleisten und die Bürgerrechte stärken. Gemeinsam mit den Ländern werden wir die auch vom Bundesverfassungsgericht geforderte gesamtheitliche Betrachtung der Eingriffsbefugnisse des Staates vornehmen und eine Generalrevision der Sicherheitsarchitektur durchführen. Wir werden die Fähigkeiten und Strukturen für die Abwehr von Cyberrisiken verbessern und auf eine gesetzliche Grundlage stellen.

Wir werden in allen Bereichen entschlossen gegen Antisemitismus, Rassismus, Rechtsextremismus, Islamismus, Linksextremismus, Queer-Feindlichkeit und jede andere Form der Menschenfeindlichkeit vorgehen, damit Vielfalt auch in gleicher Sicherheit für jede und jeden möglich ist. Die öffentliche Hand sowie ihre Institutionen müssen hier Vorbild sein. Dazu dient auch ein Demokratiefördergesetz.

Wir werden das Selbstbestimmungsrecht von Frauen stärken und die eigenständige Existenzsicherung fördern. Wir wollen, dass Frauen und Männer gleichberechtigt an gesellschaftlichen Entscheidungen sowie am Erwerbsleben teilhaben können und in gleicher Weise in der Lage sind, eigenständig ihren Lebensunterhalt zu sichern und für ausreichende Alterssicherung zu sorgen. Der Benachteiligung von Frauen am Arbeitsmarkt wollen wir entgegenwirken und die Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf verbessern. Wir wollen die Lohnungleichheit zwischen Frauen und Männern wirksam verringern. Wir werden uns für mehr Vielfalt in der Arbeitswelt einsetzen und dafür Sorge tragen, dass mehr Frauen in Führungspositionen kommen.

Wir wollen, dass das tägliche Miteinander von Menschen mit und ohne Behinderungen selbstverständlich wird und werden daher die Teilhabe von Bürgerinnen und Bürgern mit Behinderungen weiter ausbauen - auf dem Arbeitsmarkt und durch die Förderung von Barrierefreiheit im Alltag, beim Wohnen und im digitalen Raum.

Wir wollen den Gleichbehandlungsartikel des Grundgesetzes (Artikel 3 Absatz 3 GG) um ein Verbot der Diskriminierung wegen sexueller Identität ergänzen und den Begriff „Rasse“ im Grundgesetz ersetzen.

Wir wollen die Vielfalt und die Freiheit des Kulturlebens sichern. Wir setzen uns für eine starke Kulturszene und Kreativwirtschaft ein, die von der Corona-Krise besonders hart getroffen wurden.

Wir wollen das Wahlrecht überarbeiten, um nachhaltig das Anwachsen des Deutschen Bundestages zu verhindern. Das Wahlalter für die Wahlen zum Deutschen Bundestag und Europäischen Parlament wollen wir auf 16 Jahre senken.

9. Zukunftsinvestitionen und nachhaltige Staatsfinanzen

Die 2020er Jahre wollen wir zu einem Jahrzehnt der Zukunftsinvestitionen machen. Wir verfolgen dazu eine Politik, die die Investitionen – privat, wie öffentlich – deutlich erhöht.

Wir werden im Rahmen der grundgesetzlichen Schuldenbremse die nötigen Zukunftsinvestitionen gewährleisten, insbesondere in Klimaschutz, Digitalisierung, Bildung und Forschung sowie die Infrastruktur. Damit die bereitgestellten Mittel auch eingesetzt werden, müssen Planungsprozesse und Genehmigungen deutlich beschleunigt werden; Investitionssicherheit muss herrschen. Kapitalsammelstellen sollen besser in Zukunftstechnologien investieren können.

Den Kampf gegen Steuerhinterziehung, Geldwäsche und Steuervermeidung werden wir intensivieren. Wir werden uns weiter aktiv für die Einführung der globalen Mindestbesteuerung einsetzen.

Wir werden keine neuen Substanzsteuern einführen und Steuern wie zum Beispiel die Einkommen-, Unternehmens- oder Mehrwertsteuer nicht erhöhen. Der Konjunktur wollen wir einen Schub durch Superabschreibungen geben für Investitionen in Klimaschutz und 11 Digitalisierung. Wir wollen Steuerbürokratie spürbar verringern, beispielsweise durch höhere Schwellenwerte und volldigitalisierte Verfahren.

Wir wollen zusätzliche Haushaltsspielräume dadurch gewinnen, dass wir den Haushalt auf überflüssige, unwirksame und umwelt- und klimaschädliche Subventionen und Ausgaben überprüfen.

Angesichts des hohen Investitionsbedarfs auf kommunaler Ebene prüfen wir die Entlastung der Kommunen von strukturwandelbedingten Altschulden in gemeinsamer Verantwortung mit den Ländern.

10. Deutschlands Verantwortung für Europa und die Welt

Deutschland stellt sich seiner globalen Verantwortung. Keine der großen Aufgaben unserer Zeit können wir als Land alleine bewältigen.

Wir werden die Europäische Union (EU) stärken, um unserer Verantwortung zu entsprechen. Unsere Außen-, Sicherheits- und Entwicklungspolitik werden wir wertebasiert und europäischer aufstellen. Die strategische Souveränität Europas wollen wir erhöhen.

Die EU ist kein fernes Zukunftsprojekt, sondern längst tagtägliche Realität und Heimat, nicht zuletzt für die Jugend Europas, die ohne Grenzen aufgewachsen ist. Wir wollen die Europäische Union stärken, um Deutschland zu stärken. Wir werden deshalb deutsche Interessen im Lichte der europäischen Interessen definieren. Wir wollen eine aktive Europapolitik betreiben – auch entlang einer starken deutsch-französischen Partnerschaft und in einer engen Zusammenarbeit im Weimarer Dreieck.

Wir sind entschlossen, die EU handlungsfähiger und demokratischer zu machen und setzen uns ein für eine EU, die ihre Werte und ihre Rechtsstaatlichkeit nach innen wie außen schützt und ihre Handlungsfähigkeit stärkt. Wir treten für eine verstärkte Zusammenarbeit der nationalen europäischen Armeen ein.

Wir befähigen die liberalen Demokratien Europas dazu, Desinformation, Fake-News-Kampagnen, Propaganda sowie Manipulationen aus dem In- und Ausland besser abwehren zu können.

Wir wollen dafür Sorge tragen, dass Europa auf der Grundlage solider und nachhaltiger Staatsfinanzen gemeinsam wirtschaftlich stark aus der Pandemie herauskommt, das Ziel der Klimaneutralität erreicht und den Green Deal konsequent umsetzt. Wir wollen Maßnahmen zur Stärkung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit in allen EU-Mitgliedsstaaten unterstützen.

Der Stabilitäts- und Wachstumspakt hat seine Flexibilität bewiesen. Auf seiner Grundlage wollen wir Wachstum sicherstellen, die Schuldentragfähigkeit erhalten und für nachhaltige und klimafreundliche Investitionen sorgen.

Eine europäische digitale Infrastruktur, ein gemeinsames Eisenbahnnetz, eine Energieinfrastruktur für erneuerbaren Strom und Wasserstoff sowie Forschung und Entwicklung auf dem Niveau der Weltspitze sind Voraussetzungen für die europäische Handlungsfähigkeit und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit im 21. Jahrhundert. Dafür werden wir die Initiative ergreifen.

Unsere Sicherheit und der Schutz unserer Lebensgrundlagen erfordern globale Zusammenarbeit, eine Stärkung der Vereinten Nationen sowie eine regelbasierte internationale Ordnung. Wir unterstützen und stärken Initiativen wie die Allianz der Demokratien. Das transatlantische Bündnis ist dabei zentraler Pfeiler und die NATO unverzichtbarerer Teil unserer Sicherheit. Die Sicherheit Israels ist für uns Staatsräson.

Unsere Soldatinnen und Soldaten leisten einen unverzichtbaren Beitrag zur Internationalen Sicherheit. Wir verbessern ihre Ausrüstung wie auch die der Bundeswehr. Das Prinzip der Inneren Führung wollen wir stärken. Wir wollen die Evakuierungsmission des Afghanistan-Einsatzes in einem parlamentarischen Untersuchungsausschuss aufarbeiten. Zudem wollen wir den Gesamteinsatz in einer Enquete mit wissenschaftlicher Expertise evaluieren. Die gewonnenen Erkenntnisse müssen praxisnah und zukunftsgerichtet aufbereitet werden, so dass sie in die Gestaltung zukünftiger deutscher Auslandseinsätze einfließen.

Aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven schauend, wollen wir ein gemeinsames Verständnis von Deutschlands Rolle in der Welt erarbeiten. Die deutsche Außenpolitik soll künftig aus einem Guss agieren und ressortübergreifend gemeinsame Strategien erarbeiten. Ziel ist eine multilaterale Kooperation in der Welt, insbesondere in enger Verbindung mit denjenigen Staaten, die unsere demokratischen Werte teilen. Dabei geht es auch um den Systemwettbewerb mit autoritären Staaten und Diktaturen. Wir wollen eine Nationale Sicherheitsstrategie vorlegen.

Wir richten unser internationales Handeln an den Nachhaltigkeitszielen der Vereinten Nationen (SDG) aus. Wir wollen sicherstellen, dass Deutschland seine internationalen Verpflichtungen im Bereich der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Internationalen Klimafinanzierung erfüllt.

Wir bekennen uns zur humanitären Verantwortung, die sich aus dem Grundgesetz, aus der Genfer Flüchtlingskonvention sowie der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention ergibt. Daraus leiten wir die Aufgabe ab, mit den europäischen Partnern Anstrengungen zu unternehmen, das Sterben auf dem Mittelmeer genauso wie das Leid an den europäischen Außengrenzen zu beenden. Wir wollen die Verfahren zur Flucht-Migration ordnen und die ausbeuterischen Verhältnisse auf den Fluchtwegen bekämpfen. Die Asylverfahren, die Verfahren zur Familienzusammenführung und die Rückführungen wollen wir beschleunigen und legale Wege schaffen. Abkommen mit Drittstaaten über Migration sollen dabei helfen.

We need a disarmament policy offensive and want to take a leading role in strengthening international disarmament initiatives and non-proliferation regimes.

For a restrictive arms export policy, we need more binding rules and therefore want to coordinate a corresponding EU arms export regulation with our European partners.

We want to diversify the energy supply for Germany and Europe.

European energy law also applies to energy policy projects in Germany. "

Source: merkur

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