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LNG terminal opened: Anyone who wants can


The traffic light is proud of its LNG terminal. But all too often it is not “Germany speed” that prevails, but the coalition slows itself down.

You don't have to be in a mild mood before Christmas to realize that the federal government has achieved great success with the very quick opening of the first German LNG terminal.

It shows once again that whether a project is implemented quickly or slowly depends on many material factors, but above all on political will.

If you want, you can.

You have to criticize all the more clearly where the SPD, Greens and FDP do not want the same thing.

The proud LNG coalition partners are now constantly talking about the “Germany speed” that the project has shown.

Climate protesters are making the scope even smaller

So far, however, the "Germany speed" has been characterized by something completely different: by bureaucracy, particular interests and disputes.

In its coalition agreement, the traffic light had promised significantly faster administration, planning and approval procedures.

They have been the eye of the needle for all major projects in Germany for years.

"Our goal is to at least halve the length of the procedure." So far, this has not been achieved across the board.

Russia's war against Ukraine acts as a catalyst – but only really where partisan political will allows it.

Added to this is the protest of a few on the street, who also criticize the liquid gas terminal.

If it were up to them, the scope of the traffic light would be even smaller.

Especially because of this, the coalition must not slow itself down so often.

Source: faz

All news articles on 2022-12-18

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