This was announced by the coalition factions on thursday after consultations between chancellor angela merkel (CDU) and the party and faction leaders in berlin. The federal council is to decide in a special session on the same evening. Both sides agreed on further consultations to iron out final disagreements.
In view of the worsening debt crisis in countries such as spain and the fateful election in greece on sunday, germany wants to use it to send a signal of security to the extremely nervous markets.
SPD and greens, like the lander, insisted that certain conditions had to be met before final approval could be given. The coalition needs votes from the opposition when it comes to implementing the fiscal compact. As in the bundestag, a two-thirds majority is also required in the state chamber.
Merkel wants to hold a meeting on the afternoon of the 29. June from the EU summit in brussel to berlin to attend the bundestag session. She had insisted that the pact for greater budgetary discipline be signed together with the ESM before it came into force on 1 january. July to ratify.
In a government statement on the G20 summit of the major economic powers next week, merkel defended her controversial course in the euro debt crisis. At the same time, she warned: "germany’s powers are not unlimited either." Debt-financed growth programs once again strictly rejected by the chancellor.
The coalition’s and opposition’s top-level talks on the fiscal pact and ESM will be held on 21 june. June again meet with merkel. After the meeting of the heads of state and government of germany, france, italy and spain on 22. June is also on 23. June another meeting of party and caucus leaders scheduled.
According to information from union faction leader volker kauder (CDU), on 29. June, the last regular session day of the parliament before the summer break, at 17.00 o’clock the final deliberations on the fiscal pact and the ESM begin. Then there should be a vote.
The countries initially remained on a blockade course. They’ll say yes to the fiscal pact before 1 january. July to reliable promises of the federation as well as financial relief of the municipalities. This involves the gradual takeover of social spending by the federal government as well as a regulation for the billions in old debts of the municipalities.
The states are unanimous in their opinion that the federal government must move, said the head of government of saxony-anhalt, reiner haseloff (CDU), after a meeting of the heads of state government in berlin. Peter friedrich (SPD), minister of the bundesrat in baden-wurttemberg, said: "we cannot hand over the budgetary rights of our state parliaments at the gate of the chancellor’s office."
SPD leader sigmar gabriel said upcoming talks must clarify "what the right way is to get europe out of the crisis. That’s why I think we’re all aware of the responsibility we have."
The SPD faction leadership said that an indispensable condition for approval was that merkel deliver on the issue of the financial transaction tax at the EU summit. In addition, one insists on a cabinet decision on the taxation of financial markets.
Grunen federal executive steffi lemke said: "the government must move on the issue of debt and interest rate pressure on the crisis countries." On 24. June, the greens want to vote on their stance at a small special party conference. The SPD plans to debate the issue at a small party conference this saturday.
FDP faction leader rainer bruderle buries opposition’s willingness to pass fiscal pact and ESM. CSU state party leader gerda hasselfeldt declared: "the negotiations are zah. But we are making progress."
This is also intended to send a signal to the highly unsettled markets: in view of the landmark election on sunday in greece, nerves are currently on edge there. After euro heavyweight spain was punished by rating agency moody’s, investors followed suit on thursday. The interest rate for spanish ten-year bonds rose at times to a record high and scraped the critical 7 percent mark. This is considered to be a dangerous level that cannot be financed by spain in the long term. Euro problem child italy successfully raised fresh money, but must also offer investors ever higher interest rates.
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