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The FDP is trying to correct their Image

With mockery and malice was covers FDP-Boss, Petra Gössi after the defeat in the Zurich elections. The commentators in the social media-created with #DankeGössi even has its own Hashtag, which was in no way meant as a compliment. For the Bankruptcy of the slalom course of the party was made the primary peak at the national level in the climate change and European policy responsible. Ironically, half a year before the Federal elections there is a crisis looming, suddenly, in the FDP , after you hurried in the cantons of long from victory to victory. It's not surprising, is trying to the FDP to give guidance immediately against tax. You want to correct the Image: The FDP should no longer be perceived as the party of the European turbos and climate sinners.

The framework agreement with the EU, the FDP pulls turn even a remarkable. Suddenly, they no longer supported the Treaty on the offensive. The national Council Beat Walti, as chief of the Federal house group, the number 2 in the party hierarchy, and even runs some self-critique: "Perhaps we have communicated to pronounced in a first Phase, we say Yes." The SVP accused the FDP because, you have crossed the red lines and wanted to sell Switzerland "for a bread-and-butter".

in The EU framework contract spells out the FDP back

"Our critical Note was little perceived, as the small print is often not the case," says Walti. So, the impression may arise, the FDP wool waving the contract is not critical. "But that was never our intention." The FDP have different the agreement after weighing the advantages and disadvantages of evaluated positively and it is not from the beginning to fail. Walti highlights the reservations of the FDP: the protection of Wages, in the case of the Union citizens Directive and, in the case of dispute resolution. Therefore, ask you clarifications. "If it should come to that, Switzerland must apply the EU citizens Directive, without any If and But, is the lead in the FDP to fierce discussions. It is quite possible that we will reject the agreement."

With this adjustment in the policy on Europe, the liberals go, the stronger the distance to the GLP, which you just lost, in the Canton of Zürich voters. The green liberals stand fully behind the EU Treaty.

In environmental policy "in the late

The climate responds" protection, headed the FDP leadership, the turn of the Zurich-based options – although the price change is internally controversial. This week a started the-scale member survey on climate policy. A back to spell the bosses have not provided, however, Walti gives error: "The climate debate has people. We have reacted too late. It would have been a great idea, if we had gone in last summer in the Offensive." According to Walti was the FDP, the surprise of what caused the CO2 debate in the national Assembly last December. The liberals were at the end of the minority, which agreed with the law. The middle-left of the FDP accused but to have the template so watered down that it could support no more. Then marched the students with Anti-FDP-Transparent through the streets. "Fuck de Planet," was their message.

"The liberals were not labelled as climate sinners, although that is true at all," says Walti. For the FDP, the responsible handling of natural resources has always been an important issue. The party's goals also support the Paris climate. "We have but when it comes to climate protection from the left-Green overtake." In the future, the FDP leadership wants to play a more active role their own solution approaches present. Government interventions, as they require the left-green circles that reject the free-minded. "We are now moving not on a missionary policy, just to show how important climate protection is for us. We don't want to dictate to the people, wherever you go in the holidays," says Walti. Environmental policy only effect is in the long term, if you will accepted by a clear majority, and lived.

Whether the image change of the FDP-to-peak is sufficient, so that #DankeGössi is no longer negative connotations? At the latest on the national elections in the fall, the show will.

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 30.03.2019, 23:33 PM

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