In the opinion of FDP chairman Christian Lindner, Germany must also openly discuss the return to nuclear power in the energy debate. “People expect that all options will be considered because of climate protection, dependence on Putin and inflation,” said the Federal Finance Minister of the “Bild” on Thursday.

From an economic point of view, he is not yet convinced that new investments in nuclear power really pay off. “But Germany must not close its eyes to a debate that is taking place all over the world. I advise putting the arguments on the table without prejudice,” said Lindner.

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His cabinet colleague and Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) told the newspaper: “There is not much more to say about nuclear energy. The topic was examined again at the beginning of the legislature, without any ideology. This is decided by the relevant ministries – and politically as well. This is not a path that Germany will go any further.”