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“Our damn job is to solve problems together”

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Annalena Baerbock

Source: dpa/Kay Nietfeld

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Foreign Minister Baerbock is anxious concerning the doable failure of the visitors gentle authorities within the funds dispute. New elections would now profit the “enemies of liberal democracy at home and abroad”. She argues that that is an “emergency situation”.

BFederal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has warned urgently towards letting the visitors gentle coalition of the SPD, Greens and FDP collapse due to the funds dispute. “The greatest favor we could do to the enemies of liberal democracy at home and abroad would be for another European democracy to go into early elections,” the Green politician informed the “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. “Our damn job as a government is to solve problems together, even in difficult times.”

She has nice confidence within the three-way group consisting of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck (Greens) and Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) to agree on a draft funds for the approaching yr by July 3, as deliberate.

One level of rivalry within the funds negotiations is the debt brake, which Lindner is sticking to however which the SPD and Greens wish to deal with extra flexibly. The debt brake may very well be suspended by emergency decision, as was already the case through the Corona pandemic.

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Baerbock believes that the circumstances are met now. “What greater emergency could there be than this war in the middle of Europe?” requested the Foreign Minister. “It would be fatal to have to say in a few years: We saved the debt brake, but lost Ukraine and the European peace order.”

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When requested concerning the Greens' candidacy for chancellor and stating that Habeck was thought of the favourite, Baerbock stated: “As foreign minister, I learned that anything is possible.” At the identical time, she careworn that her job and that of the economics minister was “to solve the acute problems, not to conduct public personnel debates.” In 2021, Baerbock was the Greens' candidate for chancellor.