Hanover (AP) – The top politicians Olaf Scholz (SPD), Annalena Baerbock (Greens), Christian Lindner (FDP) and Armin Laschet (CDU) are expected today at a trade union congress in Hanover. First, the Social Democrats’ candidate for Chancellor, Scholz, is to give a speech at the event organized by the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE). This is followed by contributions from the chairmen of the two possible coalition partners of the Greens and FDP, Baerbock and Lindner. CDU chairman Laschet is expected in the early evening.
The congress is about climate-friendly transformation and digitization. “We need a joint and resolute response to climate change; that is the future challenge of our time. FDP boss Lindner said: “From the point of view of the FDP & We rely more on the market than on the state in the transformation. To do this, private investments must be activated and accelerated.” One tool for doing this could be on investing in capital goods. According to its own information, the industrial union has more than 600,000 members.
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