As the week is not good for the Federal Minister. Peter Altmaier, who came from the Chancellor, so far, with all the Weighty entrusted, gets more and more against the wind as the person responsible for economic Affairs and energy. Economic competence, which since the 60s of the previous century to the political equipment of the CDU; since Ludwig Erhard made in a unique way.
Now you can say: a faded myth of a, Erhard, and one that no longer is, Altmaier. That can do everything, not claim all. No, he is not attacked, and across party lines. There's a large coalition grows straight against him.
Growing impatience with the clientele
Because of an energy policy is missing, the strategically and coherently explains how electricity generation in the future, reliable, eco-friendly and affordable, should be, have already, the green of Stuttgart's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and the black Munich Markus Söder, in a sharp letter against Altmaier. And the social-democratic Vice Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has called for "planning and investment security for investors".
That this weekend is the "FAZ", traditional voice of the economy, large-scale omissions and objections, lists of a previously only advertised the SME strategy and the absence of electricity price peaks to the rejected initiatives during the solos, or the limit of the social security contributions, reveals growing impatience with the clientele. Not only the family business, the Altmaier to your 70. Anniversary have not even invited, would like to have another Minister.
Gradually the impatience is growing in the Union group. Even in the Chancellery in Angela Merkel seems to be displeasure wide. Also, Kramp-Karrenbauer, Merkel's successor, Annegret, first as CDU leader, is eagerly anticipating the promised coherent "strategic industrial policy". Before you will be Chancellor.More about
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And then? Already being discussed, what's to become of the Minister. Two members of the government from the Saarland are too much. Maybe Brussels, a Post as EU Commissioner, on a field that is him: neighbourhood policy and enlargement. After all, Altmaier, from the European bureaucracy, is multilingual. So many weeks until the European elections, it is no longer. Therefore, the Wind is blowing. If it runs good for him.