the CDU and the CSU to nominate for the first time, a common candidate for the European elections. The CDU leadership had unanimously decided that CSU Deputy Manfred Weber will be the top candidate of the CDU. It is a common start and a common final rally of the election campaign for the European elections on may 26. May. Also a common election Manifesto, together with the CSU formulated, said the CDU Boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer at a press conference on Monday afternoon. She stressed that the European election was "a very, very important election".
CSU Deputy Manfred Weber, the top candidate of the European people's party (EPP), thanked for the trust by the CDU. "I'm running to be President of the Commission and the consent of the CDU is today a strong wind from the back for me," he said. The Union pledges in this election year of "stability and security" he promised.
In view of the emerging nationalism in Europe, Weber promoted a good election campaign between the democratic parties, people "offer Alternatives". There is a need for a debate on a Yes or no to Europe, but about where Europe is in the future should develop. So he hope, that from the economic giants of Europe, a political giant could be, in order to improve the Foreign and security policy.
however, he insists on a goodbye to the previously required unanimity for foreign policy and EU decisions to majority decisions. In order to bring a European voice in the world, "we need to come at foreign policy from unanimity to majority decisions, so that we can act and our European weight global can bring in," said Weber.
Shortly thereafter, the CDU Federal Executive Board ended on Tuesday afternoon, his retreat in Potsdam. To conclude, party leader, Kramp were Karrenbauer, and against Secretary Ziemiak in front of the press and presented the main areas of party work in the year 2019.
Kramp-Karrenbauer announced three priorities for 2019
The party has made according to the new Chairman to set three specific priorities: first Of all, you wool take care of the economy – especially to the "reconciliation of environmental and economic strength" in the area of mobility. What exactly is planned – whether there is more pressure on the automotive companies, or, on the contrary, more help and support to secure the car in Germany, said the ACC.
For a Second the party is for 2019, the issue of security and says, in Essence, a great event for the Migration. 10. and 11. February will bring together experts and local Managers to discuss Integration and Migration. And the third wants to dedicate himself to the CDU, the theme of "30 years of the fall of the wall". This series of events does not want to take advantage of the party but, according to Kramp-karrenbauer "only to look back but also to pull the balance sheet and to make suggestions for the future."
Both the ACC as well as your new Secretary-General Paul Ziemiak praised the "work session in a very good and collegial atmosphere." However, as the Chairman made clear, would have turned the debates, but not exclusively, to political issues and not to persons.
AKK: prosperity has come in the years
of Course, it is the responsibility of the party, said Kramp-Karrenbauer, to accompany the Actions of the government and the debates in the group. Nevertheless, the focus in this conference on what the party stands for. The participants have agreed that Germany is a stable country with a functioning community. As evidence, she referred to the good state of the labour market on the Black Zero and other economic indicators.
but at the same time, the party boss, to be the prosperity to come in the years – as well as some of the structures. "For us, the changes are an order that we must check in Germany self-critical: What has been worn and what needs to be added." In this context, they referred to the revision clause in the coalition agreement. You will need mid-term question, whether the contract is renegotiated or updated.
Secretary-General Ziemiak announced to want to work on the new basic programme of the CDU. In the first half of the year, they wanted to fill the key questions with life, to begin then in the second half of the year, with the work on the Text.More about
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Both Kramp-Karrenbauer and Ziemiak, were very happy about the election of Manfred Weber to the common top candidate of the Union parties. It is necessary then to bring the common election program. (with dpa)