Before the federal cabinet closed, the Green Youth sharply attacked the coalition partners. He has no understanding at all for some of the actions of the FDP and SPD, said the head of the Green youth organization, Timon Dzienus, of the German Press Agency in Berlin.
"Regardless of whether it's about the end of combustion engines, climate protection in the transport sector or basic child security, the FDP is currently pursuing a backward-looking blockade policy in every corner."
The SPD refuses to take a position on the subject of climate protection, and the FDP is blocking the necessary funds for basic child security. "It can't go on like this," said Dzienus. "Unfortunately, nothing has been seen of the self-proclaimed climate chancellor in the government so far. Olaf Scholz must finally position himself for climate protection at the traffic lights."
Cabinet retreat in Meseberg
Federal Ministers and Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) are meeting this Sunday and Monday in Meseberg, Brandenburg, for a cabinet retreat. Among other things, economic and energy policy will be discussed. However, current points of contention in the coalition of SPD, Greens and FDP should also be discussed.
Dzienus also criticized the attitude of the FDP in the debate about the Europe-wide end for cars with combustion engines, which was actually planned for 2035. "The end of the combustion engine is inevitable," said Dzienus. "You have to be able to expect a transport minister to stick to the decisions made by the federal government and not overturn them at the last minute."
At Germany's insistence, an EU decision on this was postponed indefinitely on Friday. FDP Transport Minister Volker Wissing had previously reiterated the demand that the EU Commission submit a proposal on how "climate-neutral" synthetic fuels can be used in combustion engines after 2035. E-fuels or synthetic fuels will be produced synthetically with the help of renewable energies, for example from hydrogen. They could be used in internal combustion engines, but they are controversial because of the high efficiency losses and costs involved in manufacturing.