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A Minister and patterns-European, sets the SPD to the stuff

it's not at all like a politician. When she speaks, then more quietly, without the Pressure that a lot of politicians to be confused with Persuasion. If she ar

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A Minister and patterns-European, sets the SPD to the stuff

it's not at all like a politician. When she speaks, then more quietly, without the Pressure that a lot of politicians to be confused with Persuasion. If she argues, she does it without Slogans, in large lines, as determined, materially differentiated. Everything Loud is contrary to your deeply.

Katarina Barley, 50 years old, the German Minister of justice, cannot and will not hide the fact that she is in politics a career changer. Her first specialist of the legal science. After the state examination and doctoral thesis, the jurist worked as a research assistant at the Federal constitutional court in Karlsruhe. After that, she gained experience as a judge at the district court of Trier and the district court of Wittlich, before you came in as a consultant to the Ministry of justice of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

member of the SPD, it was only at the age of 26, 2013 they came to the country list for the first time in the Bundestag. Sigmar Gabriel, the then Vice-Chancellor and SPD leader, she discovered for the big stage and made it 2015 for the Secretary-General.

First, you said no.

in 2017, when its predecessor, Manuela was Schwesig Vorpommern Minister President of Mecklenburg-advanced you as a family Minister in Angela Merkel government.

the election is a year ago, finally the Post on which of their two subjects of the Andes the Best verb to the Minister of justice. It was therefore not surprising that Katarina Barley, rejected the first request of Andrea Nahles immediately. The party boss wanted to know if Barley will lead the SPD in the European election campaign and her government could give up. But Nahles, who was desperate to find a popular personality, did not go away.

blood

Finally, said to Barley, but then, "overnight" had you changed your mind. "I'm Worried about Europe, and I'm Worried about my party," she says in the interview. "And I said to myself: "I must do this now. It is also a Statement."" Never has a Minister had abandoned in Germany for the benefit of a top candidate for the European Parliament in his office.

Few politicians in Europe is such a in the blood, such as Katarina Barley. She was born as the daughter of a British journalist and a German Doctor in Cologne and has until today, in addition to the German and a British passport. She completed her studies to a considerable extent in Paris – where she fell in love with a Spaniard, whom she later married and with whom she has two sons. Since some years, the Barley is in a relationship with the Dutch basketball coach Marco van den Berg. The Couple is seeking in Brussels, just an apartment.

Barleys pan-European profile, and your unorthodox style to the supporters of the SPD anyway. Many of Europe events of the party are crowded, often interested. "I think people feel that more social democracy in the EU would be good for now," says Barley. "The Brexit about it would never have come if we had a more social Europe." Your goal is to make the economy in Europe is finally a Europe of the citizens.

Barley belongs to in the SPD, the left wing, in the European election campaign, their most important demand is the for a European minimum wage. It comes after the social Democrats should give it to him in the future in any country of the EU, namely in the amount of 60 percent of the national Mittellohns – in most countries, this corresponds roughly to the poverty line. In Germany would have to increase in such a tax, the minimum wage from now on 9.19 at 12 Euro per hour – an increase of a third.

the Union

Despite its popularity, the campaign, for Barley is likely to be difficult. Last week has rained on your parade of excitement to the socialist fantasies of Juso-chief Kevin Kühnert the kick-off. In the latest survey, the SPD fell promptly from 17 to 15 percent. At the last European election 2014, Martin Schulz, the then EU had brought to Parliament, President, future SPD leader and unsuccessful candidate for Chancellor, more than 27 percent of the vote.

Barley is trying to make the mood, by the Union, with the help of the SPD in Berlin ruled that the main opponent. Manfred Weber, the top candidate from CDU and CSU, does not decrease the enthusiasm for Europe. "This is all just hot air." Who is constantly with Sebastian Shortly to appear, in Austria, an extreme right-wing party brought to Power, Viktor Orban firmly believe that in Hungary the democracy abolishes, and Emmanuel Macrons reform ideas flatly reject, the standing in Europe is not on the right page.

As always, the choice for Barley and the SPD out: you will leave at the end of may, the Ministry of justice in Berlin and in the European Parliament of Brussels, as a simple Deputy back and start over. A novelty stop.

transformation of the government

If the Minister of justice Katarina Barley (SPD) to the European elections on may 26. May, from the Cabinet of Angela Merkel (CDU) is eliminated, this could be the occasion for a far-reaching transformation of the government. For example, German Newspapers are speculating, at least. Little, probably, the most spectacular scenario is that the conservative media is currently eager to apply: Merkel could Annegret after a poor performance of the Union Chancellery of the desired successor to Kramp-Karrenbauer. As the new CDU should provide the Chairman of the SPD, or, alternatively, the Green and FDP to the Chancellor is, of course, completely unclear.

Merkel could use the European elections and the resignation Barleys but to your government to breathe new life. Undisputed among the leaders of the CDU-led ministries only the Minister of health, Jens Spahn, the touch without the fear of all the hot iron, and laws in the chord produces is actually. As a "total failure," Minister of education, Anja Karliczek. The newcomer has lost the confidence of both your house as well as the most important educational institutions. Similarly, Ursula von der Leyen, since 2013, Secretary of defense. It was traded years ago, as a possible successor to Merkel, has long been identified with the plight of the German armed forces.

economy Minister Peter Altmaier, a close Confidant of Merkel, with some awkward alone, the liberals and the Conservatives in the party, as well as the powerful economic courses applied to associations. Many in the CDU would replace him like to as quickly as possible by the returnees, Friedrich Merz. This should not, however, happen only under a Chancellor, who is called Angela Merkel. (de)

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 06.05.2019, 19:19 PM

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