About: Robert Habeck

The Green Brief: Hat-trick for the German Greens

After 16 years in opposition, the Germans Greens are back in government, taking the reins of three powerful ministries – an unprecedented feat, which also strengthens their hand in Brussels as they now have a direct link to the new government in Berlin.

Robert Habeck: Germany’s new super minister on the block

Berlin has a new strongman: the Greens’ co-chief and future vice chancellor Robert Habeck, whose pragmatism and track record in Schleswig-Holstein looks tailor-made to drive Germany’s renewable energy expansion.
Energy 25-11-2021

New German coalition aims for 80% renewable power by 2030, more gas as back-up

The new German coalition on Wednesday (24 November) announced big plans to accelerate the energy transition, aiming to "ideally" exit coal by 2030, quadruple solar PV installations on all rooftops and push renewable energy capacity to 80% of the country's electricity mix by 2030.
Elections 24-11-2021

German parties seal deal on new ‘traffic light’ coalition

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the business-friendly liberal FDP have finalised their coalition agreement for a new government, two months after the general elections, with Olaf Scholz to succeed Angela Merkel as the new chancellor in December. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Elections 06-10-2021

German small parties pick Social Democrats over conservatives for coalition talks

Germany’s Greens and the liberal FDP, two kingmakers after the inconclusive federal election, have announced they want to launch talks about a potential coalition with the Social Democrat SPD, rather than with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU. The first discussions are planned for Thursday (7 October).
Politics 22-03-2021

German Greens eye centrist vote with draft manifesto

With their draft election programme, Germany's Green party want to finally say goodbye to their image as an opposition party. Climate protection and expensive investments are central, but their ideas for tax and financial policy could become contentious.
Transport 03-02-2020

German Greens want to sue transport minister over motorway upgrade debacle

With the transport ministry increasing the costs to upgrade Germany's motorways, the Greens are demanding to have access to important documents related to their construction. However, the country's conservative transport minister, Andreas Scheuer (CSU), is stonewalling. EURACTIV's partner WirtschaftsWoche reports.
Elections 21-01-2020

Why are Germany’s Greens rejecting the Austrian coalition model?

Many have seen Austria's new conservative-Green coalition as a model for Europe, and especially for Germany. But the German Greens quickly distanced themselves, motivated by strategic calculation, election tactics and a concern that their more idealistic electorate would not approve it. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Elections 2019 07-06-2019

Why the success of the German Greens might not be short-lived

The German Greens struggled to ride the wave of support it received a few years ago but, following their recent success in the EU elections, this time it looks like things could be much more long-lived. EURACTIV's media partner Der Tagesspiegel takes a look at the state of play.
EU Elections 2019 02-04-2019

How the Greens want to become the people’s party

Germany's Greens (die Grünen) want to stabilise their steep rise in popularity and formulate new basic principles. What do they want to do differently? Read a point-by-point explanation by EURACTIV Germany's media partner Der Tagesspiegel.