Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing is meeting this Tuesday for an exchange with the climate activist group Last Generation. "In a democracy you have to talk," said the FDP politician on Deutschlandfunk in the morning. "People who are angry in Germany, who are fed up with being stuck in traffic because others are blocking the road, who want a government to talk and arguments to be exchanged." But it is clear that things cannot go on like this. "Of course I have zero tolerance for offenders."
The group attracts attention with illegal traffic blockades and graffiti attacks on works of art. Wissing considers the group's demands for a speed limit of 100 on motorways or a significantly cheaper public transport ticket to be less efficient than the climate protection measures of the federal government. "I'm not convinced by the arguments of the last generation," said Wissing. "I'm surprised that the last generation makes so few sensible suggestions for climate protection and at the same time proceeds so radically."
Regarding the upcoming meeting, he said: "I have no negotiations to conduct and I also have no agreements to make there." However, he is ready to listen and enter into a dialogue to clarify the question of whether it would make more sense to look at what the federal government is already doing.