"You can talk about the right way. What doesn't work is simply blocking everything," criticized Lang. Regarding the state of the coalition, in which there are currently several controversial issues, she said: "There are jerky times in a government. In the future, there should be less jerking." It is now time to find solutions. When asked whether this could be done on Sunday, the Greens leader did not want to commit herself.
SPD, Greens and FDP want to meet on Sunday for a coalition committee to tackle key issues. These include the budget and priorities for the coming year. The Greens and FDP in particular have been arguing for weeks about central projects such as basic child security. In addition, there are additional financial demands for budget planning from numerous departments, which add up to up to 70 billion euros.
Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) wants to continue to comply with the debt brake as this year. Because of the conflict, he had to postpone the cabinet decision planned for mid-March on the 2024 budget and the financial plan until 2027. There is also a dispute in the government about the combustion engine shutdown in the EU blocked by the FDP, the acceleration of planning and an immediate climate protection program for the transport sector.