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Politics 09-12-2021

EU chiefs vow to work with Scholz for ‘strong Europe’

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel congratulated Germany's new chancellor Olaf Scholz Wednesday (8 December) and vowed to work with him for a stronger EU.
Health 08-12-2021

Germany’s new health minister, a vocal and divisive pandemic expert

Germany’s designated health minister has become (in)famous as a vocal advocate of decisive COVID-19 restrictive measures. A trained epidemiologist, Karl Lauterbach is also a long-time health politician and advocate of an equal health system.

How French nuclear interests weighed on Germany’s ‘traffic light’ coalition talks

The new German government's coalition treaty avoided references to nuclear energy and the EU's green finance taxonomy in order to preserve Franco-German relations, a senior Green negotiator in Berlin told EURACTIV.
Agrifood 30-11-2021

German Greens’ pick for agri minister is a prominent pragmatist, but farming newbie

Germany’s designated agriculture minister, Cem Özdemir, has no previous experience to show in the field. But, as long-term Green party chief, he says he has learned how to “build bridges”, and as a former MEP, he is no stranger to European politics.

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.
Electricity 25-11-2021

Next German government aims for coal exit in 2030

The new German government has agreed to pull forward the country's coal exit, "ideally" to 2030 from 2038, and rapidly speed up the rollout of renewables, reported CLEW.
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.