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As far as i can read, the key policy differences were about climate politics and immigration. Greens wanted a quicker and greater stop for germany's idiotic clinging to coal; FDP (and the black parties) cared more about "job loss."

Greens were willing to have an annual cap on immigration (200K) if family members were also allowed to emigrate. The other parties wanted to look good to AfD voters, and wanted far stronger policies.

These issues weren't the only ones, but the strongest ones. Just now a Green leader said they were also considering a stop to negotiation.

"(Robert) Habeck widersprach auch dem Eindruck, dass zwischen Union und Grünen große Einigkeit in den Sondierungsgesprächen geherrscht habe. Es gehöre "einfach zur Wahrheit, dass die Gespräche unglaublich schwierig waren", sagte der Grünen-Politiker. "Es lag von Anfang an kein Segen drauf. Auch wir Grünen haben sicher mehr als ein Dutzend Mal an Abbruch gedacht, aber uns immer wieder mühsam zusammengerauft. Man sollte jetzt nicht so tun, als hätte die Sonne über Jamaika geschienen, wenn die FDP geblieben wäre."

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Tue Nov 21st, 2017 at 12:34:23 PM EST
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