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Laschet is “stunned” because of the traffic light exploratory paper: Two points that are crucial for him are neglected

2021-10-20T20:22:57.022Z

Armin Laschet moved out to become Federal Chancellor. All that remains for him at the moment is to criticize the possible traffic light pioneers. The CDU boss does this in an interview in the best opposition manner.



Armin Laschet moved out to become Federal Chancellor.

All that remains for him at the moment is to criticize the possible traffic light pioneers.

The CDU boss does this in an interview in the best opposition manner.

Munich - Armin Laschet is disappointed.

Yes, certainly also from various party friends who have been making life difficult for the still-CDU chairman for months.

And on top of that, want to blame him for the failure in the federal elections.

But probably a little more from the SPD, the Greens and the FDP.

In his opinion, their exploratory paper as a starting point for the upcoming coalition negotiations ignores really important problems.

Laschet on exploratory paper: "As if there were no demographic change"

The 60-year-old highlights two of them in an interview with the

FAZ

.

There would be financial security for the time after employment.

“Pension policy is the greatest challenge because a result has to be found structurally and across parties.

But there is nothing of that in the exploratory paper, ”complains Laschet.

And then goes for the man, who seems to snatch the Chancellery from under his nose: “The traffic light pretends that there is no demographic change.

This reflects the attitude of Olaf Scholz: nothing must change.

This attitude will not be sustainable in the long run. ”With that he gets to the point, because the current pension model is doomed to failure sooner or later.

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Didn't convince Armin Laschet: Annalena Baerbock, Olaf Scholz and Christian Lindner (from left) are now starting the coalition negotiations after the explorations with their parties.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Laschet on exploratory paper: "Nobody in the traffic light alliance is interested in foreign policy"

The second topic, which is too neglected for him, was hardly discussed by the chancellor triumphs in the run-up to the election.

“Nobody in this traffic light alliance seems to be interested in foreign policy”, complains Laschet and then gives Christian Lindner and Robert Habeck a message: “People speak out who want to become finance ministers or climate ministers.

International questions are left behind. "

In the exploratory paper, the negotiating partners emphasize a strengthening of the EU.

And: “We will make our foreign, security and development policy more value-based and more European.

We want to increase Europe's strategic sovereignty. ”The confederation of states should become“ more capable of acting and more democratic ”.

It goes on to say: "We advocate increased cooperation between the national European armies."

Laschet on exploratory paper: "Shocking in the election campaign, stunned in the formation of a government"

For the outgoing Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, none of this goes far enough: "The fact that nobody was interested in fragile Europe was already shocking during the election campaign, and it is now stunned in the formation of the government." Weeks here not necessarily.

National trouble spots simply overshadowed the undesirable developments in international interaction.

He thinks: “Especially in connection with climate policy, we need a strong foreign policy that also addresses this issue strategically around the world.

That would have happened with the Union. ”With which Laschet basically demonstrates that he also understands business as an oppositionist.

After all, the CDU and CSU probably do not have to prove that their solutions would have looked more farsighted here.

Video: These are the coalition plans of the traffic light parties

Laschet on exploratory paper: "Jamaica alliance would have been more interesting and better for the country"

Instead, it is now a matter of waiting for the things that the traffic light alliance ultimately puts on the table. Laschet apparently still doesn't want to admit that: “I still believe that the Jamaica project would have been more interesting and, above all, better for the country than the traffic lights. That was then made more difficult by errors on the part of the Union. ”The piercing felt from every meeting with Union participation made it quite easier for the liberals to indulge in something new with red-green.

The exploratory paper at least suggests that the FDP has set quite a few scent marks in the previous rounds and knows how to assert itself even in unknown constellations. But not least because of this, various questions remain unanswered, especially when it comes to financing, which Laschet has not remained hidden: “Our offer was to decide on a real modernization program: sustainable, solidly financed and with strong growth impulses. That would have been possible with Jamaica and would also have stable majorities in the Federal Council. "

Drumming is part of the craft of every politician - even after election defeats.

All in all, Laschet does not yet trust the first Ampel work: “The Ampel exploratory paper is not particularly impressive in terms of its depth and will still have to prove itself as the basis for a possible coalition agreement.

The decisive question for us now is: Are these really the options that Germany has? ”It would be surprising if the Union would come up with the same answer as the SPD, Greens and FDP.

(mg)

Source: merkur

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