The top politicians Olaf Scholz (SPD), Annalena Baerbock (Greens), Christian Lindner (FDP) and Armin Laschet (CDU) are expected at a trade union congress in Hanover today.
First of all, the Social Democrats' candidate for chancellor, Scholz, is to give a speech at the event organized by the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE).
This is followed by contributions from the chairmen of the two possible coalition partners of the Greens and FDP, Baerbock and Lindner.
Hanover - CDU chairman Laschet is expected in the early evening.
The congress is about climate-friendly transformation and digitization.
“A joint and decisive response to climate change is required; that is the decisive challenge of our time.
We will modernize our country towards climate neutrality in order to secure our prosperity and to increase equal opportunities, ”said Scholz when asked by the dpa.
FDP boss Lindner said: “From the FDP's point of view, we have to rely more on the market than on the state in the transformation.
To do this, private investments must be activated and accelerated. ”One instrument for this could be write-offs on investments in capital goods.
According to its own information, the industrial union has more than 600,000 members.