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Traffic light crisis summit: Lindner irritated with "lack of sleep" tweet


The heads of the SPD, Greens and FDP come together in the coalition committee. The long nights put the traffic light politicians too. The news ticker.

The heads of the SPD, Greens and FDP come together in the coalition committee.

The long nights put the traffic light politicians too.

The news ticker.

  • After the coalition committee: the Greens are partly right in the traffic light dispute of the FDP

  • Quarrel

    at the

    traffic light:

    Olaf Scholz is optimistic ahead of top meetings

  • Coalition Committee



    : Positions of the SPD, Greens and FDP sometimes differ widely

Update from March 27, 1 p.m.:

The long nights of the coalition committee apparently require the traffic light government.

"Ingenuity, #lack of sleep - #coalition committee," wrote Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) on Twitter - without further explanation.

Wealth of ideas, #lack of sleep - #coalition committee.


— Christian Lindner (@c_lindner) March 27, 2023

The Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) feels the same way.

"When I met the chancellor earlier, I didn't have the impression that he slept very much last night," said government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit, referring to Scholz and the hour-long negotiations between the coalition leaders that began in the chancellery on Sunday evening.


The meetings of the traffic light coalition are ongoing.

Lindner and Scholz seem to be suffering from lack of sleep.

© Jens Büttner/dpa

Traffic light continues to advise after the coalition committee – Greens agree with the FDP in part

Update from March 27, 11:25 a.m .:

One of the major issues in the traffic light follow-up discussion is traffic policy.

In an interview with


the Green member of the Bundestag, Jürgen Trittin, agrees with Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) on the subject of expanding important motorway routes.

The state does not have infinite resources.

According to Trittin, letting roads and bridges fall into disrepair in order to spend money elsewhere on new projects is not the right way to go.

On the other hand, Trittin criticized Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) with regard to climate policy.

According to the politician, Scholz is “part of the problem.”

Traffic light talks continue after coalition committee - "We have a lot of tasks ahead of us"

Update from March 27, 8:15 a.m .:

The first parliamentary manager of the Greens in the Bundestag, Irene Mihalic, leads the night session of the coalition leaders to the series of problems to be solved.

"We have a lot of tasks ahead of us that we urgently need to deal with, especially in the area of ​​the climate crisis," Mihalic told


on Monday morning .

A lot has already been achieved in the expansion of renewable energies, but now we also have to look at other areas.

She mentioned heating in the building sector and transport.

Traffic light comes together for the coalition committee in Berlin – talks are ongoing

Update from March 27, 6.40 a.m

.: The heads of the traffic light coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP continue to negotiate in the Chancellery.

According to information from the German Press Agency,

talks about a number of conflict issues were

still ongoing on Monday morning (March 27).

A long session well into the night had already been expected in advance.

At the meeting, the coalition partners want to find solutions to a long list of controversial issues.

These include, for example, a faster expansion of motorways, the controversial plans to replace oil and gas heating systems and the financing of basic child security.

The tone within the coalition had become rougher in recent weeks, and conflicts had been fought out in public.

Coalition Committee in Berlin: Alliance partners struggle for a common position

Update from March 26, 9:59 p.m .

: The heads of the coalition parties SPD, Greens and FDP continue to struggle for a common position on important issues at their meeting in the Berlin Chancellery.

According to information from coalition circles, the meeting of the coalition committee on Sunday evening dealt with the accelerated expansion of infrastructure and laws for the ecological restructuring of the economy and energy supply.

In addition to these concrete projects, "very fundamental questions" about the work and the course of the traffic light alliance were also discussed at the summit meeting, according to coalition circles in the evening.

Traffic light coalition: The Scholz cabinet at a glance

Traffic light coalition: The Scholz cabinet at a glance

Also because of this need for discussion, a meeting is expected to last into the night, it said.

In all probability, the results of the coalition committee should not be presented to the public until Monday morning.

Compromise lines in the most important issues have become apparent.

Update from March 26, 6:30 p.m.:

The meeting is ongoing.

The heads of the coalition parties SPD, Greens and FDP met on Sunday evening to look for compromises on controversial political projects.

In coalition trips it was expected that the talks could last into the night.

Update from March 26, 4:12 p.m

.: The heads of the traffic light coalition want to meet at 6 p.m. today.

The list of issues to be dealt with is long.

The combustion engine compromise with the EU Commission could have a positive effect on the mood.

Since Friday evening (March 24th) it has been clear that cars powered by climate-neutral fuels can also be registered after 2035.

The FDP had insisted on this.

Update from March 26, 3:45 p.m

.: In the coalition agreement, the SPD, Greens and FDP had agreed that the almost 20-strong coalition committee would meet monthly – in practice, however, the committee met much less frequently, the AFP news agency emphasizes.

Zoff in front of the coalition committee: "Beat the bottle of schnapps from the mouth of the alcoholic"

Update from March 26, 2:28 p.m .

: Around the coalition committee, the statements are as heated as they were recently in the vote on electoral reform.

"Sometimes you have to knock the bottle of schnapps off the mouth of an alcoholic," said FDP parliamentary group leader Christoph Meyer metaphorically to the


newspapers - he accused the Greens of "unbridled addiction to spending".

Greens leader Ricarda Lang said the goal was to cut "one knot after the other".

“We were elected to solve problems.

We will," she announced in the

picture on Sunday


However, "every result must be measured against the reality of the climate crisis".

Traffic light coalition committee: "Pragmatism instead of bans on thinking"

Update from March 26, 1:26 p.m .

: “In the coalition committee, it is now important to break through knots in some important factual issues,” said SPD parliamentary group vice-president Achim Post of the dpa.

When it comes to difficult budget issues, it is only sensible to proceed according to the principle of thoroughness before speed, he said – and he advises “pragmatism instead of bans on thinking or polemics”.

This also applies, for example, to unused funds from the Economic Stabilization Fund (WSF), which is intended to stabilize the German economy as a result of the corona pandemic.

"Where there is room for maneuver in this (case) and other cases, we should also examine them constructively."

Update from March 26, 11:15 a.m .:

Before the top meeting of the traffic light coalition in the Chancellery, the criticism of Transport Minister Volker Wissing does not stop.

Politicians accuse him of only doing show and dubious politics.

The Green Bundestag politician Anton Hofreiter is now unequivocally calling on Wissing to act: "A lot more has to happen."

Coalition Committee in the Chancellery: Scholz is optimistic

First report from March 26th:

Berlin – How politicians are dealing with the climate crisis, important infrastructure projects, the financing of the Bundeswehr in times of the Ukraine war: Within the parties of the current federal government, there is a lot of argument about these topics in particular.

The aim of the coalition committee on Sunday evening (March 26) will probably be to reach agreements and compromises on as many of these issues as possible.

At least Chancellor Olaf Scholz was optimistic on Saturday.

He was "confident that we are now making a small leap forward," said the SPD Chancellor to the German Press Agency

in Potsdam, but probably expects a long session.

In addition to the party and parliamentary group leaders of the three traffic light parties and the Federal Chancellor, several ministers will also take part in the meeting, a group of almost 20 political decision-makers.

Coalition Committee on Sunday in Berlin: Many controversial issues in the government

In addition to the political strategies for phasing out oil and gas heating, important topics should also be the plans for an accelerated expansion of important transport routes.

On these issues, the positions of the SPD, Greens and FDP differ particularly widely.

At the weekend, there were again mutual accusations of blocking on these topics.

In recent weeks, the tone in the coalition had become much rougher.

Green Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck had even complained about a breach of trust because a draft law from his Ministry of Economic Affairs was pushed through to the media.

The budget planning for 2024 and the following years is also one of the topics in the coalition that is the subject of particularly heated debate.

While the Greens are pushing for sufficient funding for the planned basic child security, SPD Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is campaigning for the Bundeswehr to have higher financial needs.

(saka with AFP/dpa)

List of rubrics: © Jens Büttner/dpa

Source: merkur

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