He wants to be the new Ludwig Erhard, without a cigar. However, Peter Altmaier, it goes not around. As the protesters marched the pupils of the climate protection movement "Fridays For Future" in front of his Ministry, came Altmaier out to talk to them. "We are not here because they do their job properly," echoed to him from a whistling concert. Altmaier turned to his spokesman, and replied: "That was a Shit idea".
don't like something, the CDU politician from the Saarland. He wants to be loved, like most of all. And so it is part of his style of politics, to embrace with words, to cook in his apartment on the Ku'damm, politicians, and journalists, to have for all kind of understanding.
only to strike, not to interfere But by the end of students currently in Altmaier. In business circles he will be as a "total loss" means, Reinhold von Eben-Worlée, President of the Association of family enterprise, does not want to have the Minister once more, the 70-year anniversary of the Association. The maximum penalty is certain that, in the meantime, some of the entrepreneurs back tendons even after the "red" Sigmar Gabriel.
criticism also comes from the Union
Even in his own party Altmaier has now just friends. Particularly with its industrial strategy for 2030, he has upset, after, if necessary, with a state-owned investment funds, hostile Takeovers of companies in Germany prevented and European large corporations should be encouraged through mergers.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
the Chancellery Minister Helge Braun (CDU), recently reported the "Handelsblatt" doubts as to whether such benefit combinations "to the employees and local companies," to the advantage. Not in the focus of European Champions, but in the Mittelstand Germany's strength, deck-brown said, and is thus contrary to the Altmaiers line.
Also, the means of Association (WITH) of the CDU and the CSU, through the industrial strategy attacked. Of a paper, the speech was not. What time is the should be published or what are the vertices, not shared WITH the Board of management Carsten Linnemann on demand. His management Board colleague Christian Freiherr von Stetten wanted to know of a paper on demand nothing more.
there is already behind the hostility, the beats Altmaier, more than his specific political decisions. Altmaier is a lightning rod for the frustration of many market liberal, moreover, that Friedrich Merz is not to become CDU-chief. You would see the sour countries, therefore, like to, at least, the Minister of the economy and are considered to be well-connected; and all come out couple of weeks with an attack – which is registered in Altmaiers environment.
His fate is hanging on Angela Merkel
The Minister of economy, in contrast, is chained on the fate of the Chancellor. Is Angela Merkel, you would have probably soft also Altmaier, especially since he is considered to be the then Chancellery chief architect in the Union so controversial refugee policy. However, even the Chancellor seems to pull back from him.
As a note for a scene is allowed to serve, which took place at the Meeting of the Chancellor with some of their Ministers and the social partners in the late summer of 2018. The dispute about the RWE claimed hambach forest dominated the media and Merkel went to Altmaier, in front of numerous guests. "Peter, what is it now, with the hambach forest?", witnesses said the Chancellor, according to the eyes, as she stepped to a table, Altmaier.
As of the could give no satisfactory answer, of Pisa, she was a part of him. "Peter, I just got off the phone with Pofalla. Complaining because You're not doing anything.“ Was meant to work in the coal Commission, which was conducted a few months later, negotiators Ronald Pofalla to the success. And after dinner, it went on: "Peter, when You have a Secretary of state, therefore, can it?" Altmaier: "I have already asked a few." Merkel: "I asked when You did."
Altmaier finds no Secretary of state
So, the Chancellor alluded to a circumstance which resulted in the energy industry for ridicule. For months, the office of the energy Secretary of state had remained vacant. Altmaier received a rejection after the other. No one wanted to be the "whipping boy for less money," it said in the industry. In the meantime, Altmaier, Andrew Feicht, formerly Chairman of the municipal utilities of Wuppertal, Germany has found that a skilled artisan.
However, it is questionable how much of its sophistication Feicht may bring. On his second day of work, Feicht said at a Congress of the CO2-price will not come in this legislature – although it is known that he is in favour of this Instrument.
In the energy sector, it is also elsewhere to be dissatisfied. In the spring, for example, should be corrected with the "100 days law" misguided developments in the field of energy quickly. But soon it was clear that His name is not Set.Angela Merkel, Altmaier once to the Chancellery chief.Photo: dpa
Altmaier, 2012 for one and a half years the Minister of the environment, was the most-voiced accusation: He talks a lot and creates a little. He broke with many of the proposals, but had great trouble to get the billion cost for the Expansion is just the solar energy in the handle.
"I'm almost caressed each wind Turbine in person and each biogas plant to be sniffed at. I would like to talk about the positive sides of the energy transition, but for this we need peace and predictability on the price front“, was a typical Altmaier quote. He typed on a home Computer, a concept for a Power-brake, but it held the test of time and has been conceded by the Chancellor.
success in the mobility sector
In the Cabinet of the teeth from biting Altmaier today, especially on Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) for the complete abolition of the "solos" as well as corporate tax reform, Scholz cooling has said "no". He takes the Altmaier-ideas-for-note and attached it for archive.
A success Altmaier reached, however, in the mobility industry. After the German industry had given the lead of Asian manufacturers, a year ago completely out of the way of the future battery cell manufacturing back, conjured Altmaier, suddenly a government grant for the construction of a battery cell production of one billion euros out of the hat. Since then, 30 companies, including Volkswagen apply for the money.
Start-ups are disappointed
Otherwise it looks in the digital economy. "For Start-Ups Altmaier is a disaster," says one of the most famous of Berlin's founder. The resentment is so great that several members of the Advisory Council, "threatened the Young Digital economy", even, recently, with the resignation of the whole Board. A crisis meeting next Monday to avoid now. "An Advisory Board is not asked for advice, don't need it," says a member of the once Minister of the economy Philipp Rösler (FDP), convened a panel.
While it was under SPD-Ministers in a year, up to four Meetings, along came the digital Advisory Board since Altmaiers office only once. Last Altmaier has applied the digital economy, with its support for the EU copyright reform. Florian Nöll, head of the Federal Association of German Startups, raises the Minister of the economy, a "backward-looking, sometimes even Start-up hostile policy."More about
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25 pledge from the coalition agreement to support young digital companies were only implemented four, criticised Bitkom. "The support of Start-Ups shows the number of photos that you can as politicians with the founders, but in very concrete measures and laws," says Achim Berg, President of the industry Association. Such a measure is a "large, national digital Fund". So it has announced Altmaier. Is still not the case.