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Traffic light: “We were in the conclave for 14 days” - Habeck gives a glimpse behind the scenes


The traffic light introduces the coalition agreement - praise and criticism follow. On December 6th, Olaf Scholz is to be elected Chancellor. The news ticker.

The traffic light introduces the coalition agreement - praise and criticism follow.

On December 6th, Olaf Scholz is to be elected Chancellor.

The news ticker.

  • The traffic light parties have agreed on a coalition agreement.

    In the afternoon, the SPD, the Greens and the FDP declared themselves publicly.


    Update from November 24th, 4:12 p.m.


  • Previously, the first information about ministerial posts leaked.


    Update from November 24th, 11.12 a.m. and 11.50 a.m.


  • The coalition agreement is also already public - the paper contains, among other things, surprises on the subject of migration and retirement.


    Update from November 24, 2:38 p.m.


  • This news ticker is continuously updated.

“We are robust characters” - Robert Habeck on the debate behind the scenes

Update from November 24th, 10:27 p.m

.: Robert Habeck (Greens) had been reported in some media that he was dissatisfied with the progress of the debate behind the scenes of the traffic light coalitioners.

Even now, after the presentation of the coalition agreement, Habeck (Greens) does not want to know anything of a conscious expression of displeasure during the negotiations.

But it gives an insight.

"It wasn't always argued in a quiet and balanced way," said Habeck.

“We are 14 days in the conclave and robust characters, if I may say that.

Of course you have reached a bit rhetorically, but then you got caught again and again.

Loyalty, integrity and reliability have been proven.

And there was no point at which he would have considered getting out of the negotiations.

Coalition agreement of the traffic light: Olaf Scholz speaks on ZDF about mandatory vaccinations

Update from November 24th, 10:04 pm

: "All ministries have weight in the coalition, and you will also see that the parties will work well together," says Olaf Scholz, countering the question of whether the FDP and the Ministry of Finance are particularly important Got office.

“It will really be a new government than the one we know in Germany.

And it is also something special that the government will also jointly apply for re-election. "

Regarding the mandatory vaccination, Scholz says that he is pleased that the first steps in the direction of a job-related mandatory vaccination can now be taken.

“And with the first step, of course, the debate about the second is also opened”.

First of all, you have to make sure that anyone who wants to be vaccinated can be vaccinated.

Ampel coalition agreement: The Union in the opposition wants to position itself broadly

Update from November 24th, 9:24 pm

: "The Union must never again make itself dependent on one person", is an initial appeal to the CDU and CSU by the CDU parliamentary group leader in the Bundestag, Ralph Brinkhaus.

Should the traffic light burst - now or in the future - there will no longer be one strong man in the party.

You have to position yourself more broadly, so Brinkhaus.

FDP boss Lindner on ARD about a national lockdown and the coalition agreement

Update from November 24th, 9:16 pm

: "I believe that what we have presented in terms of ecology and climate protection can also be a renewal for the German economy," says Lindner.

It is wrong to assume that, as finance minister, he can or will turn off the money on an expensive green climate policy.

Budget discussions would take place together.

On ZDF, Lindner teased Söder and the CDU.

Update from November 24th, 9:01 pm:

"Now is not the time for exuberant celebrations," says Christian Lindner (FDP) on ARD and repeats his call to the population not only to get vaccinated, but also to reduce contacts.

Will the FDP continue to rule out a national lockdown?

“All the measures such as facility-related vaccination requirements, 3G in the train, etc. are only now coming into force.

We shouldn't think of the last resort, but we should all do our part to protect us and our fellow citizens, ”says Lindner.

He does not explicitly rule out a national lockdown, but reminds us once again of the social and economic consequences of widespread closings.

After the presentation of the coalition agreement: Annalena Baerbock on ARD on the role of the foreign minister

Update from November 24th, 8.46pm

: "Wouldn't the Ministry of Transport have been more important to the Greens than the Foreign Ministry that you are getting now?", Tina Hassel wants to know from Annalena Baerbock. “No, because we as Germany cannot achieve the Paris climate targets alone,” replies Germany’s probably next foreign minister. Many issues can only be solved internationally, says Baerbock. It is brand new that there should be a climate foreign policy in the traffic light constellation.

Update from November 24th, 8:37 pm

: "We'll be able to say in four years whether it's enough for 1.5 degrees," says Annalena Baerbock in the ARD focus. First, the measures would have to be initiated. Raising the CO2 price - which has now not come into effect in the coalition agreement contrary to the wishes of the Greens - would not have been an end in itself, said Baerbock. The Greens had only promised themselves a steering function, but currently energy prices have already risen. “Renewable energies have to pay off,” that is what counts at the end of the day, says Baerbock.

Update from November 24th, 8:32 pm

: "We have planned a lot of investments, a large part of which is private," says Olaf Scholz (SPD)


asked whether the plans set out in the coalition agreement can actually be financed. Some of the innovations need investment by the state, he then admits, and not just legal framework conditions. The plans in the coalition agreement have been calculated, says Scholz. This is how he reacts to criticism that had been put forward, among other things, by the Union.

Update from November 24th, 8:21 p.m

.: Olaf Scholz (SPD), likely future Chancellor, says in the ARD focus that the SPD has deliberately not yet committed to individual names for offices.

Moderator Tina Hassel wants to know whether Scholz has already decided for or against Karl Lauterbach for the Ministry of Health.

Scholz put off the time after the SPD party congress.

Among other things, this personality is currently being hotly debated on the social network Twitter.

Industry, business and social associations respond to the traffic light coalition agreement with praise and criticism

Update from November 24th, 7.42 p.m

.: Social associations have praise and criticism of the traffic light coalition agreement.

"At first glance, the coalition agreement is encouraging," said the Secretary General of Amnesty International Germany, Markus Beeko.

The reason for this is that in the coalition agreement “human rights are repeatedly mentioned as an important point of reference, also in concrete terms”.

Pro Asyl praised “improvements in family reunification” and the right to stay for refugees.

"However, we are deeply disappointed that the future government is not touching the up to 18-month isolation in the initial reception facilities."

The analysis is also mixed for business associations: The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) spoke of “good approaches”, but criticized the “unclear financing issue for many projects”. The Handelsverband Deutschland (HDE) and the wholesale association BGA turned against the planned increase in the minimum wage to twelve euros. The industry association Bitkom spoke of progress in the field of digitization.

Update from November 24th, 7:04 p.m

.: The industry assesses the goal of a modern state in the traffic light coalition agreement as positive.

In addition, there are generally “only a few concrete proposals for solutions.

"The lion's share of the work remains to be done here," said Siegfried Russwurm, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

The planned reform of the EEG surcharge also received praise from industry.

However, overall there was no convincing answer to the question of financing, the industry president continued.

"A lot of tasks also mean a lot of expenses that the state has to face and for which there are many question marks in terms of financial policy." In addition, the renouncement of the "overdue" tax reform is disappointing.

Traffic light coalition agreement: Fridays for Future and AfD with criticism of the likely future government

Update from November 24th, 5.41pm

: The AfD sees the coalition planned by the SPD, Greens and FDP as a “left project”, with the FDP as an “appendage”.

The traffic light parties would promise "prosperity for everyone, limits for nobody," said AfD chairman Tino Chrupalla on Wednesday in Berlin.

Update from November 24th, 5:32 pm

: Paul Zemiak, CDU General Secretary, criticizes the coalition agreement as "pale" and "vague".

Unfortunately, the opportunity to set up a digital ministry was also missed.

Update from November 24th, 5:23 pm

: The climate protection movement "Fridays for Future" is disappointed with the coalition agreement.

"With the measures they have presented, the three parties consciously decide to further escalate the climate crisis," said a statement by the movement.

Climate neutrality by 2035 cannot be achieved in this way, nor is the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Olaf Bandt, chairman of the Bund Naturschutzes Deutschland, speaks of “great successes for the environmental and nature conservation movement” with a view to the coalition agreement, but he wants to wait and see what happens in detail.

Traffic light coalition agreement: The Union criticizes points on abortion, cannabis and migration

Update from November 24th, 4:56 p.m

.: "I urge you to really use the whole range of tools for


pandemics," says Ralph Brinkhaus, chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group at the beginning of a statement by the Union parliamentary group on the coalition agreement.

“We wish the new coalition all the best.

However, after the first review, we are very concerned because we see no new departure, no stringent handwriting, but also not how the plans should be financed, ”Brinkhaus continued.

In particular, the Union parliamentary group is concerned that steps will be taken to legalize illegal migration - and by that means, for example, the management of immigration to the labor market.

The CSU regional group leader Alexander Dobrindt also joined.

He also speaks of “worries” and adds other conservative values.

The legalization of cannabis, the changes to the abortion law, raised concerns for the Union.

Dobrindt also accused the “traffic light” of hiding tax increases with the planned abolition of subsidies.

There are also numerous loopholes for additional debt in Germany and Europe.

“I don't see the big boom in terms of competition and economic policy, but it is a socio-political expenditure boom,” said Brinkhaus.

Both Brinkhaus and Dobrindt also missed the further expansion of the climate targets.

The modernization of the state, on the other hand, is a positive point in the coalition agreement - there are also other points that could be supported, says Brinkhaus.

Presentation of the traffic light coalition agreement in the ticker: Habeck, Baerbock and Lindner for “change of perspective” - a delicate moment for Scholz

Update from November 24th, 4:12 p.m.:

The first (almost) official press conference of the traffic light coalition is over after about an hour.

The SPD, Greens and FDP have demonstratively tried to build confidence, unity and a spirit of optimism.

The three parties have each brought their own achievements to the fore - from minimum wages

and basic child benefits

to compliance with the debt brake (

updates from 3:16 p.m.


At the same time, Robert Habeck, Annalena Baerbock and Christian Lindner emphasized the benefits of a “change of perspective” in what were said to be sometimes tough negotiations. Probably also as a concrete ad hoc expression of an outbreak, Scholz announced new elements in the corona policy - such as a crisis and an interdisciplinary corona expert staff in the Chancellery.

However, the new coalition partners also experienced their first delicate moments. Habeck justified the climate results of the coalition negotiations on several occasions: Although stricter targets were not set, the concrete measures are good for more than sufficient emissions savings. In the meantime, Scholz was exposed to a general accounting from the G20 summit to the cum-ex scandal. The future chancellor pledged efforts for "internal security" and ignored the issue of cum-ex. An attempt to include Lindner and Habeck, who were hardly in demand by journalists, on the subject of investments, was tacitly blocked (

update from 4:01 p.m.


There was also no lack of symbolic moments: Habeck praised in an emotional statement the all-round effort to understand the background of the sometimes contradicting positions. There have been breakthroughs. In an unexpected way, Lindner praised Olaf Scholz as a “leader” with charisma beyond the traffic light clientele and as a chancellor who could give Germany a “good future” (

update from 3:28 pm


The view will now wander to the coalition agreement that is already in place, but has not yet been completely analyzed.

And on the distribution of the ministries: first post decisions have already leaked.

Attentive observers at the press conference were also able to


indications of the new politicians in the finance and foreign



update from 3:36 p.m.



After the presentation of the coalition agreement, Olaf Scholz, Robert Habeck, Christian Lindner, Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans leave the podium.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Traffic light press conference in the ticker: Habeck and Lindner defend climate plans - Scholz promises unity

Update from November 24th, 4:11 pm:

The traffic light round is also confronted again with the Afghanistan disaster - when asked, Scholz sees no risks in coordinating the common foreign policy: "There is a federal government and we will act together," says he.

Update from November 24th, 4:06 p.m.:

Habeck has to take another stand on the climate measures. The Green defends the resolutions: The coalition agreement describes "very precise measures as to how the early coal phase-out can succeed by 2030" - Habeck refers to the rising CO2 price. What was still vague in the exploratory paper has now been properly processed, he emphasizes. Lindner also speaks out: “No industrial nation will make greater efforts to protect the climate,” he promises. Germany will be a role model.

Update from November 24th, 4:04 p.m.:

Lindner sees no shortage of opportunities for international influence due to the division of departments: The office of finance minister is ultimately also heavily involved in European and global cooperation, says the alleged new finance minister.

At the same time, a minister is not acting on behalf of the SPD, Greens or FDP, but for the country.

Traffic light coalition: Scholz wants to bring Habeck and Lindner into conversation - they wave it off

Update from November 24th, 4:01 p.m.:

All journalist questions still go to Scholz.

"We are sure that we will be able to answer all of the investment questions in the next few years," he says when asked about the budget.

A large part of the investments will be private anyway; this will be accompanied by research funding, for example.

The next extraordinary moment: At this point, Scholz wants to get Lindner and Habeck into the conversation - but the two party leaders waved them off.

He has nothing to add, says Lindner curtly.

Habeck only emphasizes that plans and budgets have been looked at very carefully.

Update from November 24th, 3:58 p.m.:

A question in English also goes to Scholz - it's about the future foreign policy direction.

Germany has a responsibility to ensure that Europe “succeeds better”, explains the SPD candidate for chancellor.

The task is to contribute to a world in which collaboration is paramount.

Traffic light experiences the first small scandal: Scholz evades the cum-ex question

Update from November 24th, 3:55 p.m.: Of all things,

there is a kind of general


with Scholz from a Dutch journalist: He recalls the riots at a G20 summit under Scholz's mayor in Hamburg, but also the confusion over talks with the Warburg Bank Cum-ex scandal.

The Federal Chancellor-designate hides the second part of the question - and promises to do everything necessary to guarantee internal security in Germany.

Update from November 24th, 3:54 p.m.:



the journalists comes the question of the upcoming Minister of Health - Scholz does not give an answer: The SPD will take over the department, he lets us through, but first "check" possible variants.

Update from November 24th, 3:48 p.m.:

Now the time has come: Esken has the floor. The desired change not only needs a courageous government, everyone in the country needs courage, she emphasizes. “We are three partners with very different traditions and attitudes”, they are now also establishing a “new form of cooperation”, that is “an opportunity for political culture in Germany”.

Update from November 24th, 3:41 p.m.:

Esken is still not allowed to speak - her SPD co-chairman Norbert Walter-Borjans is on the train.

“We didn't want to merge, we wanted to form a coalition,” he explains.

Proposals for different instruments were not blocked, but complemented each other.

"It's all about investing, privately, but also publicly," says the outgoing head of the Social Democrats.

Together we could achieve a lot for small and medium incomes, even without tax cuts, for example through minimum wages, rent security or tax compliance.

Traffic light Foreign Minister Baerbock?

Greens want to revise Merkel's policy

Update from November 24th, 3:36 p.m.:

After the first round of traffic lights, there is also a small discrepancy: SPD leader Saskia Esken wants to take the floor, but is interrupted.

“Is that so?” Esken can be heard over the microphones - then Greens co-chair Annalena Baerbock speaks.

The topic of climate neutrality runs through all areas of the coalition agreement, she emphasizes.

The climate question needs a European answer, says Baerbock.

It also seems to promise a minor paradigm shift in foreign policy: it was decided to “return to an active European foreign policy”, based on diplomacy and dialogue and “guided by human rights and values”.

The Green is being treated as the new Foreign Minister.

As a further focus, Baerbock names a "cross-generational policy" that will also take the perspective of children into consideration - for example in the form of basic child benefits.

The traffic light also wants to emphasize changes in perspective and perspective more generally.


Olaf Scholz, Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck present the joint coalition agreement.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Traffic light coalition: Lindner praises Scholz 'qualities - Habeck justifies renouncing stricter climate targets

Update from November 24th, 3:28 p.m.:

The third party leader in the league, Christian Lindner, starts with a corona appeal: He calls for vaccinations and for restraint in contacts.

The federal government's crisis management will be optimized - but it will not be less consistent, says the Liberal.

"Decarbonisation of our lives, digitization of our lives, the aging of society" is what Lindner calls the greatest challenges apart from the pandemic. The SPD, Greens and FDP have not "hidden" their differences in recent years - but there is a common concern to "overcome the status quo". The conversations were nevertheless as controversial as they were discreet, and individual sentences had been negotiated for hours. The Greens and the SPD were "strong negotiators". But the FDP is also satisfied: there is now a “government of the center that is leading the country forward” - and a “coalition of complementary politics”.

Lindner emphasizes the financial solidity on the credit side of the Liberals. But they will also seek promises of promotion "in the best possible way with the social-liberal coalition of the 1970s". At the same time, Germany will remain a reliable partner internationally. “We got to know Olaf Scholz again during the negotiations,” continues the FDP leader. The new Chancellor is "a strong leader who has the experience and professionalism to give this country a good future". Scholz could represent more people than just the electorate of the SPD, Greens and FDP.

Update from November 24th, 3:22 p.m.:

Now it's Green Co-boss Robert Habeck's turn.

He too initially speaks about the corona situation in the country.

"We will take over the government in a time of crisis," emphasizes the Green.

One will "do everything possible to break the fourth wave".

At the core of the common "story" is the compatibility of climate protection and prosperity, says Habeck.

Instead of ever larger climate goals, concrete measures have been identified on how to achieve goals, the Green justifies the waiver of tightening the Merkel goals.

With the plans that have been drawn up, it is now even possible to go beyond the goal of a "65 percent reduction".

But they also want to reconcile the contrast between “protect and use” in agriculture.

"It was sometimes very exhausting," continues Habeck and addresses his co-negotiators one after the other by first name.

There were moments when new solutions became possible.

"Opposites can be overcome through a learning policy", concludes the Green - Habeck had spoken freely.

"Traffic light is on": Scholz promises "more progress" after coalition negotiations

Update from November 24th, 3:16 pm:

Then Scholz takes action: "My most important message is: The traffic light is on!" The three parties will now advertise for the confirmation of the plans.

"We are not concerned with a policy of the lowest common denominator, but rather with a policy of great impact," continues the Social Democrat: "We want to have more progress." It may be a previously jointly worked out statement - Scholz reads larger parts what has been said from the sheet.

As concrete plans, Scholz first emphasizes the minimum wage, basic child security and pension stability - in line with the party program.

Big climate investments have also been agreed and the debt brake will be adhered to, says Scholz.

The traffic light summarizes quick corona plans: the crisis team and expert group in the Chancellery are coming


Annalena Baerbock, Robert Habeck, Olaf Scholz, Christian Lindner, Volker Wissing and Saskia Esken are on their way to the press conference to present the coalition agreement.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Update from November 24th, 3:12 p.m.:

Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz is the first to speak - but he does not start with the topic of the coalition that has now been resolved: “Corona has still not been defeated,” he says instead, “the situation is serious."

Scholz has specific announcements in his luggage: The new federal government will set up a permanent crisis team from the federal and state governments as well as a group of experts in the Chancellery - virologists, epidemiologists, psychologists and sociologists will report daily in the future.

The vaccinations are to be promoted with mobile teams, but also with Bundeswehr vaccination teams, doctors and pharmacists.

Scholz also announces a facility-related vaccination requirement - further steps (i.e. a general vaccination requirement) are to be “checked”.

Scholz had been accused in the past few days of diving into the Corona crisis.

On Tuesday evening, the traffic light met with Angela Merkel, who was still Chancellor, to discuss the pandemic situation.

Traffic light coalition: contract is in place, citizens' money is coming - PK with Scholz and Co. in brief

Update from November 24th, 3:10 p.m.:

For the time being, take a look at the coalition agreement: The regulations on the "citizens' money" of the successor regulation to Hartz IV were expected with great anticipation.

"In the first two years of receiving citizen benefits, we grant benefits without crediting the assets and recognize the appropriateness of the apartment," it says.

On the other hand, “duties to cooperate” should be adhered to.

Update from November 24th, 3:04 p.m.:

The traffic light PK has not started yet - unlike, for example, at corona peaks in the past, there can only be minor delays.

The majority of the protagonists have already arrived at the scene of the event, an old industrial hall.

Update vom 24. November, 14.55 Uhr: In Kürze beginnt die offizielle Pressekonferenz der neuen Ampel-Koalitionäre, die Parteispitzen sind bereits auf dem Weg zum Podium im Berliner Westhafen - wir begleiten die Erklärungen von SPD, Grünen und FDP hier im Live-Ticker. Zusätzlich können Sie an dieser Stelle einen Live-Stream von BR24 verfolgen.

Die Ampel steht: Habeck und Lindner bekommen Sonderrollen - ganzer Vertrag jetzt publik

Update vom 24. November, 14.38 Uhr: Der Ampel-Koalitionsvertrag ist nun offenbar in trockenen Tüchern: Das mutmaßlich finale Papier mit dem Titel „Mehr Fortschritt wagen“ - wohl eine Referenz an den SPD-Kanzler Willy Brandt - liegt dem Münchner Merkur und in voller Länge vor, es ist 177 Seiten stark.

Einige Überraschungen finden sich unter anderem im Teil zum Thema Migration. Die Ampel-Parteien wollen „die Mehrfachstaatsangehörigkeit ermöglichen und den Weg zum Erwerb der deutschen Staatsangehörigkeit vereinfachen“. Weiter heißt es: „In Deutschland geborene Kinder ausländischer Eltern werden mit ihrer Geburt deutsche Staatsbürgerinnen bzw. Staatsbürger, wenn ein Elternteil seit fünf Jahren einen rechtmäßigen gewöhnlichen Aufenthalt im Inland hat.“ Angehörige der „Gastarbeitergeneration“ sollen ebenfalls leichter die deutsche Staatsangehörigkeit erlangen können.

Auch auf einen Einstieg in die „teilweise Kapitaldeckung der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung“ haben sich SPD, Grüne und FDP nun offenbar final geeinigt. Die private Altersvorsorge soll ebenfalls neu geregelt werden. Der Ampel-Plan beschränkt sich aber auf das „Prüfen“ von Optionen: „Wir werden dazu das Angebot eines öffentlich verantworteten Fonds mit einem effektiven und kostengünstigen Angebot mit Abwahlmöglichkeit prüfen. Daneben werden wir die gesetzliche Anerkennung privater Anlageprodukte mit höheren Renditen als Riester prüfen“, heißt es in dem Papier. Der Sparer-Pauschbetrag soll auf 1.000 Euro steigen.

Ampel-Koalition: Grüner Habeck wird wohl Scholz-Vize - Lindner erhält dafür ein Extra-Zuckerl

Update from November 24th, 2:17 p.m.: In

the struggle for ministerial posts, the FDP has apparently not only conquered the influential finance department - but also a second treat for party leader Christian Lindner: The liberal should become “minister with special powers”, as the

Süddeutsche Zeitung

reports .

The background is likely to be a dispute over the position of Vice Chancellor.

According to reports, Robert Habeck is to be given this position, which is also significant in terms of protocol, as was already targeted by the Greens.

With his special rank, Lindner would now be lifted out of the ranks of cabinet members.


FDP leader Christian Lindner comes to the final coalition negotiations in Berlin on Wednesday.

© Michael Kappeler / dpa

Traffic light adds selfie: Klingbeil praises “good teamwork” with the Greens and FDP

Update from November 24th, 1:50 p.m.:

Happy faces among the traffic light general secretaries: A few hours before the announced presentation of the coalition agreement between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP, a traffic light selfie was published on Twitter.

SPD General Secretary Lars Klingbeil tweeted the photo on Wednesday afternoon, in which he, the Greens federal manager Michael Kellner and FDP General Secretary Volker Wissing smile into the camera.

Klingbeil wrote: “Selfie ban lifted.” He thanked Wissing and Kellner “for the good teamwork” and added: “It was fun!” Greens colleague Kellner retweeted the picture. 

Selfie ban lifted.

Thank you @Wissing and @MiKellner for the good cooperation.

It was fun! 🚦

- Lars Klingbeil 🇪🇺 (@larsklingbeil) November 24, 2021

Ampel-Koalition: Erste Inhalte publik - und neue Spekulationen zu Klingbeil

Update vom 24. November, 13.35 Uhr: Möglicherweise ist nun zumindest eine erste Zusammenfassung des Ampel-Koalitionspapiers an die Öffentlichkeit gelangt: Der Vertrag trage den Titel „Mehr Fortschritt wagen – Bündnis für Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Nachhaltigkeit“, berichtet das Portal Business Insider.

Einige plakative Pläne nach diesen Informationen: 400.000 Wohnungen sollen entstehen, der Mietanstieg soll über drei Jahre auf elf Prozent begrenzt werden. Geplant seien auch eine dezidierte „Wasserstoffwirtschaft“, eine Aktienrente und Klimaneutralität bis 2045. Die Forschungsgelder sollen auf 3,5 Prozent des Bruttoinlandsprodukts anwachsen. Bekannt waren bereits neue Klimapläne (siehe Update von 8.42 Uhr) - im Vertrag finden sich laut Business Insider allerdings auch eine „Solarpflicht“ und ein Aus für Verbrennerauto-Neuzulassungen ab 2035. Einen Überblick über bereits publik gewordene Ampel-Pläne finden Sie in diesem Artikel.

Einige neue Spekulationen hat das Portal auch in Sachen Kabinettsbesetzung parat: Angeblich bleibt SPD-Politikerin Christine Lambrecht Favoritin auf das Innenressort; ob der designierte SPD-Parteichef Lars Klingbeil ins Kabinett wechselt sei noch offen. Klingbeil könnte nach Einschätzung von ein Kandidat für das Verteidigungsministerium sein. In Grünen-Parteikreisen werde neben Anton Hofreiter auch Cem Özdemir als Ministeranwärter gehandelt. Gleiches gelte für Katrin Göring-Eckardt.

Ampel-Pressekonferenz naht: Scholz löst offenbar großes Versprechen im Kabinett ein

Update vom 24. November, 12.55 Uhr: Die mutmaßlich in diesen Minuten finalisierten inhaltlichen Pläne der Ampel-Koalition sind offenbar weiter fest unter Verschluss - umso mehr wird nun öffentlich um die Statik im neuen Kabinett von Olaf Scholz spekuliert. Weitere Berichte sehen Robert Habeck nicht nur in einem neuen Ressort für Klima und Wirtschaft, sondern auch als Vizekanzler.

Die Süddeutsche Zeitung berichtet zudem von einem eingelösten Versprechen: Scholz werde wohl tatsächlich ein paritätisch besetztes Kabinett stellen. Die SPD werde drei Männer und fünf Frauen entsenden, die Grünen zwei Männer und drei Frauen, die FDP drei Männer und eine Frau. Damit würden acht männliche und neun weibliche Minister die Ressorts führen.

Neues Futter erhält damit auch das laufende Puzzle-Spiel um die finalen Minister-Personalien. Bei den Grünen etwa wäre neben Robert Habeck nur noch ein Posten für einen Mann frei - das könnte der Oberbayer Anton Hofreiter sein. Die einzige FDP-Frau im Kabinett könnte die Hessin Bettina Stark-Watzinger als Bildungsministerin sein. Die hartnäckigen Spekulationen um eine Verteidigungsministerin Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann hatten zuvor bereits einen Dämpfer erhalten: Das Ressort geht wohl an die SPD.

Ampel-Verhandlungen: Rätselraten um Ministerien-Verteilung nimmt Fahrt auf

Update vom 24. November, 11.50 Uhr: Auch von anderer Seite gibt es nun Neuigkeiten zur Ministerienverteilung: Nach Informationen von ARD-Journalist Moritz Rödle gehen Innen-, Arbeits-, Verteidigungs-, Gesundheits- und Entwicklungsministerium an die SPD. Gleiches gilt - wenig überraschend - für den Kanzleramtsminister. Die Informationen decken sich weitgehend mit vorangegangenen Berichten. Folgende Ressortverteilung könnte die Konsequenz sein, vorerst weiterhin ohne offizielle Bestätigung:

  • SPD-geführte Ministerien (6): Bundeskanzleramt, Innen, Arbeit, Verteidigung, Gesundheit, Entwicklung
  • Grünen-geführte Ministerien (5): Wirtschaft & Klima, Außen, Familie, Umwelt, Landwirtschaft
  • FDP-geführte Ministerien (4): Finanzen, Bildung, Verkehr, Justiz

Die Bild berichtet unterdessen, dass Grünen-Co-Chefin Annalena Baerbock Außenministerin werden und Hubertus Heil (SPD) Arbeitsminister bleiben soll. Auch diese Personalien wären keine große Überraschungen.

Ampel-Kabinett: Erste Ministerien samt Lindner-Coup fix?

Update vom 24. November, 11.12 Uhr: Pünktlich sind die Ampel-Politiker zur letzten Verhandlungsrunde nahe des Berliner Westhafen eingetroffen - in bemerkenswert ungemütlichem Rahmen. Dennoch dürfte SPD, Grünen und FDP zum Feiern zumute sein. Mittlerweile sind auch konkrete Ministerienverteilungen durchgesickert, samt einer handfesten Personalie.

So will

have learned that FDP leader Christian Lindner actually takes over the Treasury.

The Greens should get a large Ministry of Economics and Climate for this.

This solution had been speculated for a long time.

The Ministry of the Interior, Defense and the recently unloved Ministry of Health could also go to the SPD.

According to this information, education and traffic go to the FDP, the Foreign Office to the Greens.

Above all, the assignment of the transport department would be surprising - until recently this position was associated with the Green Anton Hofreiter or Cem Özdemir.


Green Anton Hofreiter on the way to the final round of coalition negotiations at Berlin's Westhafen.

© Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Insgesamt, so heißt es in dem Bericht, sollen die Grünen fünf Ressorts erhalten, die FDP vier und die SPD die verbleibenden Ministerien samt Kanzleramt - fünf bis sechs weitere vermutlich. All diese Spekulationen sind bislang allerdings nicht offiziell verbrieft.

Ampel-Koalition einig? Scholz verabschiedet Merkel schon - Zeitplan für den Mittwoch steht

Update vom 24. November, 10.43 Uhr: Der Terminplan für den großen Tag der Ampel-Koalition steht offenbar: Nach Informationen der Bild wollen SPD, Grüne und FDP um 11.00 Uhr zu einer letzten Runde zusammenkommen. Um 13 Uhr will die FDP-Spitze tagen - bis dahin müssten also die letzten Details stehen. Um 15.00 Uhr startet dann die große Pressekonferenz zur Vorstellung des Koalitionsvertrags.

Meanwhile, there are already the first photos that symbolize the approaching transfer of power: At the cabinet meeting in the Federal Chancellery, the presumed new head of government Olaf Scholz presented the outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) with a bouquet of flowers - on the occasion of her presumed last round as head of the ministerial team.

Merkel also received a “premium class” gift from her ministers.


Changing of the Guard Day?

Olaf Scholz hands Angela Merkel a bouquet of flowers - on the occasion of her presumably last cabinet meeting.

© Markus Schreiber / dpa

Traffic light coalition is (almost) established - but two parties do not want to publish a list of ministers yet

Update vom 24. November, 10.30 Uhr: Am Nachmittag (15.00 Uhr) wollen SPD, Grüne und FDP ihren Ampel-Koalitionsvertrag vorstellen. Auch dann wird es aber wohl vorerst keine Klarheit über das Kabinett Scholz I geben: Die Kabinettsliste der geplanten Ampel-Regierung dürfte laut einem Medienbericht erst Anfang Dezember vorliegen.

SPD und FDP wollten ihre jeweiligen Regierungsmitglieder erst zu den Parteitagen am 4. beziehungsweise 5. Dezember bekanntgeben, berichtet die Rheinische Post unter Berufung auf Parteikreise. Bei den Terminen wollen die beiden Parteien die Koalitionsvereinbarung mit den Grünen bewerten.

Einen abweichenden Zeitplan gibt es bei den Grünen. Da sie in einer Mitgliederbefragung die Basis über den Koalitionsvertrag und auch über die vereinbarte Ressortverteilung entscheiden lassen und dafür mehr Zeit brauchen, wollen sie auch die Namen ihrer Ministerinnen und Minister bereits an diesem Donnerstag bekanntgeben (siehe voriges Update). Ansonsten steht bislang nur fest, dass Olaf Scholz (SPD) Bundeskanzler werden soll.

Ampel-Vorhandlungen wohl erledigt: SPD, Grüne, FDP stellen heute Koalitionsvertrag vor

Update vom 24. November, 9.42 Uhr: Die Verkündung der Einigung auf eine neue Ampel-Koalition ist nur noch Formsache: Die Grünen fassen bereits konkrete Pläne für den nächsten Schritt - die Bestätigung durch die Parteimitglieder.

Die Grünen-Mitglieder sollen nach Parteiangaben ab diesem Donnerstag in einer digitalen Urabstimmung über den mit SPD und FDP ausgehandelten Koalitionsvertrag befinden. Auch über das Grünen-Personaltableau, also etwa die Besetzung von Ministerämtern, sollen die nach Parteiangaben 125.000 Mitglieder entscheiden - „zum ersten Mal in unserer Parteigeschichte“, wie Bundesgeschäftsführer Michael Kellner der dpa sagte. Die Urabstimmung soll nach Angaben der Grünen zehn Tage dauern. Neben der digitalen Abstimmung soll auch eine Abstimmung per Brief möglich sein. Für die Annahme des Koalitionsvertrags und die Zustimmung zum Personaltableau sei eine einfache Mehrheit notwendig. Ein Quorum gebe es nicht.

Update vom 24. November, 9.05 Uhr: SPD, Grüne und FDP wollen am Mittwoch ihren Koalitionsvertrag für eine gemeinsame Bundesregierung vorstellen. Die drei Parteien luden dazu übereinstimmend zu einer Pressekonferenz um 15.00 Uhr in Berlin ein.

Ampel-Koalition: Grüne mit zwei Groß-Erfolgen? Einigungen wohl bei Klima, Energie und Verkehr

Update vom 24. November, 8.42 Uhr: Erste weitere Einigungen aus den wohl finalen Ampel-Gesprächen sind mittlerweile bekannt: So wollen SPD, Grüne und FDP offenbar den 2016 verabschiedeten Bundesverkehrswegeplan 2030 unter ökologischen Gesichtspunkten und unter Beteiligung von Umweltverbänden auf den Prüfstand stellen. Überflüssige oder unter Umweltgesichtspunkten besonders schädliche Projekte könnten gestrichen werden, berichteten die Zeitungen des Redaktionsnetzwerks Deutschland unter Berufung auf Verhandlungskreise. Mit diesem Punkten hätten sich die Grünen durchgesetzt.

Einen weiteren Erfolg hat die Partei womöglich in Sachen Klima errungen. Im Koalitionsvertrag solle deutlich werden, dass Klimaschutz sich als Querschnittsthema durch alle Bereiche ziehen werde - von Verkehr über Industrie, Bauen und Wohnen hin zur Landwirtschaft, hieß es gegenüber der dpa aus der Partei. Nach Jahren des Stillstands werde eine „neue Dynamik“ in Gang gebracht, um Deutschland auf den 1,5-Grad-Pfad zu bringen.

Nach Darstellung grüner Verhandlungskreise sollen erneuerbare Energien aus Wind und Sonne massiv ausgebaut werden, um so einen schnelleren Kohleausstieg zu erreichen - de facto für das Jahr 2030. Bisher soll die klimaschädliche Kohleverstromung in Deutschland bis spätestens 2038 beendet werden. Der Ausbau der erneuerbaren Energien soll laut grünen Verhandlungskreisen auf einen Anteil von 80 Prozent im Jahr 2030 klettern. Gelingen soll das mit schnelleren Planungs- und Genehmigungsverfahren und einer Solarpflicht. Zwei Prozent der Landesfläche sollen für den Ausbau der Windenergie an Land zur Verfügung stehen, die Kapazitäten für Windenergie auf See werden auf mindestens 30 Gigawatt bis 2030 angehoben. 2030 soll 50 Prozent der Wärme klimaneutral erzeugt werden.

Ampel verhandelt offenbar bis in die Nacht - große Neuigkeiten noch am Mittwoch?

Update vom 24. November, 7.00 Uhr: Und am Ende wurde es doch eine Nachtschicht, die die Ampel-Parteien im Rahmen des Koalitionsvertrags eingelegt hatten. Wie Bild nun berichtet, ist für 11 Uhr am Vormittag eine finale Verhandlungsrunde angesetzt worden, gegen 15 Uhr soll die mögliche Präsentation erfolgen. Lange gedauert hatte die Nachtschicht der Ampel-Parteien, gegen 2 Uhr sollen die meisten der Teilnehmer das Willy-Brandt-Haus verlassen haben. Die Grünen Annalena Baerbock und Robert Habeck sollen das Gebäude bereits gegen 1.20 Uhr verlassen haben. Für Stärkung habe am Abend ein Pizza-Lieferant gesorgt, er soll laut Bild zwei Pizzen ins Willy-Brandt-Haus geliefert haben.

Die Regierung steht damit noch nicht final, doch das dürfte sich im Laufe des Tages ändern.

Nachtschicht für die Ampel-Koalition: Finaler Showdown läuft! Streit-Punkte sickern durch

Update vom 23. November, 22.11 Uhr: Die Ampel-Parteien legen offenbar eine Nachtschicht ein, um noch in den nächsten Stunden einen Koalitionsvertrag zu finalisieren. Nach Bild-Informationen wurde in den Verhandlungssaal im Willy-Brandt-Haus schon am Nachmittag eine Kaffeemaschine und ein großer Kühlschrank gebracht. Die Schlussfolgerung: Man stellt sich auf lange Verhandlungen ein.

Dem Bericht zufolge ist man sich weiter nicht einig, wie eine Aktien-Rente, die sich die FDP wünscht, finanziert werden soll. Zudem werde der Grünen-Wunsch nach einem Klima-Vetorecht weiter heiß diskutiert. Und auch bei der Verteilung der Ministerien und deren Zuschnitt gibt es demnach offene Fragen. Knackpunkt ist nach Infos des Portals Business Insider (BI) der Zuschnitt des Klima-Ministeriums - möglicherweise des Ressorts von Grünen-Chef Robert Habeck. Zudem ist weiter offen, wer das Gesundheitsministerium in der Corona-Krise übernehmen soll.

„Wir sind noch nicht sehr weit. Das dauert bis nach Mitternacht“, zitiert die Bild Grünen-Geschäftsführer Michael Kellner. Laut BI war das Klima-Vetorecht am Montag der Punkt gewesen, an dem sich die Parteien so verhakt hatten, dass man sich schließlich vertagte.

Finaler Ampel-Showdown in der Nacht? Zeitplan sickert offenbar durch

Update vom 23. November, 19.43 Uhr: Nun überschlagen sich die Berichte. Laut AFP und Bild soll die neue Regierung schon in der Nacht auf Mittwoch stehen. Die Parteispitzen von SPD, FDP und Grünen haben sich demnach schon am späten Vormittag im Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin zur entscheidenden Verhandlungsrunde getroffen.

According to the report, the corona crisis came increasingly to the fore.

Then a surprising step: In the late afternoon, Olaf Scholz, Christian Lindner, Robert Habeck and Annalena Baerbock met Angela Merkel at short notice to talk about the current Corona situation.

The Chancellor criticized the current traffic light law on Monday.

After just under an hour, the traffic light head left the Chancellery and continued the coalition talks.

According to the report, the last points of contention in the coalition agreement are now to be clarified.

This should be finished that night.

The contract should then be presented on Wednesday!

Traffic light before the final showdown?

The current schedule is now public - the pressure is increasing


SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz (left) and the Greens chairman Robert Habeck.

© Britta Pedersen/dpa

Erstmeldung vom 23. November: Berlin - Die Ampel-Verhandlungen sind nun wieder Chefsache - möglicherweise final: Am Mittwoch soll eine neue „Hauptverhandlungsrunde“ stattfinden. Das wurde am Dienstag aus Verhandlungskreisen publik. In dieser, Berichten zufolge 18-köpfigen, Runde sind vor allem die Parteispitzen am Zug.

Noch am Montag waren offenbar einmal mehr die Generalsekretäre von SPD, Grünen und FDP in den Austausch gegangen. Lars Klingbeil, Michael Kellner und Volker Wissing unternahmen dabei „redaktionelle Arbeiten“ zur Aufarbeitung der bisherigen Verhandlungen, wie die dpa unter Berufung auf Unterhändler-Kreise berichtete. Am Dienstag sollte „auf Spitzenebene“ weiter vorbereitet werden, erfuhr die Nachrichtenagentur AFP.

Ampel-Koalition: Verhandlungen vor dem Abschluss - nach wie vor Geheimnis um Ministerienverteilung

Zuletzt waren vereinzelt bereits Inhalte aus dem kommenden Koalitionsvertrag an die Öffentlichkeit gedrungen - etwa zum Thema Gesundheit. Im Großen und Ganzen sind die Gespräche der Ampel-Parteien aber weiterhin ein gut gehütetes Geheimnis. Das gilt auch für das mögliche Ministerpersonal. Mehr als Spekulationen waren bislang nicht zu vernehmen.

Offenbar laufen die Gespräche aber nicht so reibungslos wie erhofft. Laut einem Bericht des Spiegel gingen einige Verhandler zwischenzeitlich davon aus, man könne bereits am Wochenende fertig werden - am vergangenen, wohlgemerkt. Grünen-Chefin Annalena Baerbock bekannte auch offen, man habe zwischenzeitlich „die Nase voll“ gehabt.

Klar ist zugleich: Der Zeitdruck auf die Verhandler von SPD, Grünen und FDP steigt. Vergangene Woche hatten die Generalsekretäre einen ambitionierten Plan verkündet. Noch in dieser Woche, also zwischen 22. und 28. November, soll ein Koalitionsvertrag vorgestellt werden. Wenn dieser Wunsch in Erfüllung gehen soll, dann müsste es sich bei den Gesprächen am Mittwoch wohl um die finalen Absprachen auf höchster Ebene handeln.

Ampel-Verhandler unter Druck: Scholz soll in zwei Wochen zum Kanzler gewählt werden

Nötig wäre das wohl auch, um einen schon früh lautstark verkündeten Zeitplan einzuhalten. Zum Auftakt der Koalitionsgespräche am 21. Oktober hatten die Ampelparteien angekündigt, dass SPD-Kanzlerkandidat Olaf Scholz in der Nikolauswoche ab dem 6. Dezember zum Kanzler gewählt und seine Regierung im Bundestag vereidigt wird. 

If they are to keep this promise, the future coalition partners will not have much time to complete their negotiations.

The Greens want to ask their members about the coalition agreement.

A party congress decides in the SPD.


fn / dpa


List of rubric lists: © Kay Nietfeld / dpa

Source: merkur

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