Habeck faces government survey: confrontation course also in the Bundestag?
Created: 01/26/2022 05:41
By: Cindy Boden
Robert Habeck (Greens), Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection © Sven Hoppe/dpa
Economics Minister Robert Habeck will face a government survey in the Bundestag on Wednesday.
In terms of content, some discussions could emerge.
Berlin - New government, old measures: So that the Bundestag has the opportunity to keep an eye on the government and control its activities, there are government surveys.
In the past, many ministers and chancellors came through the battle of questions largely unscathed, but the deputies can also put the department heads to the test.
Economics and Climate Minister Robert Habeck has to face parliamentarians on Wednesday.
From 1 p.m., the Green * minister should stand at the microphone for an hour.
There can be a lot of topics, so members of the government should be well prepared for the surveys.
Robert Habeck (Greens) during a government survey in the Bundestag
On Tuesday, Habeck was a guest in Brussels for the inaugural visit to the EU - and went a little way on a confrontational course.
He reiterated the German government's no to classifying nuclear power as a sustainable energy source.
"I hope that the Commission will follow our recommendations and comments that nuclear energy is not sustainable energy," Habeck said on Tuesday after a meeting with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
The Commission wants to classify natural gas and nuclear energy as “green” energies* under certain conditions.
This would amount to a recommendation to financial investors to invest in nuclear and gas plants.
Possibly Habeck should give further details on the subject on Wednesday.
In connection with the Ukraine conflict, on the other hand, it can be seen that "geopolitical and security policy issues" are "connected" with climate policy, Habeck said on Tuesday.
"The phasing out of the combustion of fossil fuels also strengthens Europe geopolitically and protects the climate." The tensions with Russia could also become important for the Minister of Economic Affairs again in the Bundestag.
Green Minister Habeck faces MPs: Energy prices, Ukraine and climate protection could become issues
As far as rising gas and electricity prices are concerned: Many citizens are concerned about the issue, and low-cost energy providers have taken advantage of the problem.
Habeck had already announced that he would like to intervene *.
There should be a change in the law.
What such legal innovations should look like in concrete terms, he might reveal to the members of parliament and the audience in the plenary session.
Completely surprisingly, Habeck recently stopped federal funding for energy-efficient buildings prematurely.
Among other things, Habeck could be asked why his state secretary made the previous government responsible.
In addition, questions are also conceivable as to how wind power should continue in Germany - Habeck has already visited Bavaria in this regard.
(cibo/AFP) *Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.