Union faction leader Friedrich Merz (CDU) has called for an exit strategy for possible state participation to support ailing gas companies. The Union faction has not yet reached a final opinion on the corresponding plans of the traffic light government, since the government has not yet completed any texts, said Merz on Tuesday before a meeting of the CDU and CSU MPs in Berlin.
In the case of state participation, an exit strategy is also necessary, Merz demanded. “You don’t just have to go into the company, you have to have a clear plan on how to get out of there.” The state does not have the task of earning money with company investments during the crisis.”
Rather, the state must have a clear strategy regarding the purpose of such participation and how to get out of participation as quickly as possible. “Until we see that, we won’t agree either,” said Merz.
The Union faction leader criticized that the traffic light government made up of SPD, Greens and FDP had gotten itself into difficult waters with the Russian war in Ukraine. Many answers were given late by the government, some too late. Ambitiously raising the expansion targets for renewable energies again without creating the necessary conditions is fair-weather policy and has little to do with serious planning. Some say it is too late.
Ambitiously raising the expansion targets for renewable energies again without creating the necessary conditions is fair-weather politics and has little to do with serious planning.