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SPD adopted programme for the European elections : Nahles attacked Hetzer and Kramp-Karrenbauer

The SPD, the demand for minimum wages in all EU States, and other social demands in the European election campaign. 200 delegates decided at a party Convention in Berlin on Saturday unanimously in the choice program under the title: "Coming together and making Europe strong".
In each of the EU countries introduced a minimum wage of 60 percent of the median wage. In Germany, the SPD calls for an increase in the minimum wage to 12 Euro. Fundamental social rights should be binding. Paid this is to be, among other things, by the fact that it is against the race to the lowest corporate tax is the minimum tax rates.
For companies like Google, Apple or Amazon calls the SPD a digital tax. A further focus of the party is for the environment and for peace - so should continue for disarmament.

With attacks against right-wing of the SPD, top most, but also against the coalition partners have vowed the party on the European election campaign. Party leader Andrea Nahles warned in the party Convention prior to the rise of the "Ravagers, and the eternal yesterday". The cohesion in Europe will, however, also at risk of "Balmy" as CDU Boss Annegret Kramp-karrenbauer. The SPD's top candidate for the European elections, Katarina Barley, stressed that the vote was a "decision".

Nahles recalled in her address to the approximately 200 delegates and officials in Berlin to the European growing together in the past few decades. Now there are people "who want to turn the wheel back" to national statehood. But "we are the broken talk" from the right-wing populists, said Nahles. In particular, they mentioned the AfD-Chairman Alexander Gauland, the Italian Minister of the interior Matteo Salvini and the Hungarian head of government Viktor Orban. "Hetzer and eternally yesterday's" would not come through - "our values are stronger," cried Nahles, to the applause of those present.

will not, However, endangers the cohesion of Europe is only of right-wing populists but also of the "Balmy". In order for those to be considered "the Europe mainly due to the domestic political glasses", for example, the CDU-Chairman Kramp-Karrenbauer. "We don't need the Warm", but "Europeans with heart's blood," said Nahles. Among the Latter, the SPD top candidate for the European election, German Federal Minister of justice Barley and Udo Bullmann.

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Final advice on the European elections programme

Barley said, your perception that the people are "totally ready" for the European elections. The citizens to be aware of the fact that it is a "direction decision". One reason for this is the Brexit. This showed what happens "when nationalists on the glue" and a "national cul-de-SAC" be issued.

Many citizens asked, however, what have I to do Europe with them. "Our answer is the social Europe," said Barley. Also, she attacked Kramp-Karrenbauer: The CDU leader says "no to a Europe of the citizens" and seeks instead a "Europe of the banks". "Our Europe is different", stressed Barley and referred to the choice program, a draft of the SPD, which provides for, among other things, Europe-wide rules for minimum wages and for business taxation.

The final discussion on the European elections programme is in the centre of the party Convention in Berlin. The first to be voted in by the majority of the participants in calls for a complement, go to a Europe-wide financial transaction tax, tougher action on tax avoidance and stricter regulations against digital companies such as Google and Facebook.

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The SPD wants a lift also in the case of the European copyright reform against controversial Filter for Internet portals such as Youtube. The party Convention decided with a supporting vote against proposals of the SPD-group in the European Parliament on the prevention of so-called upload filter targets. The SPD stand on the side of copyright, Creative and artist, but am also for the freedom of rights in digital time. Instead of Videos and music to filter out, they should be in accordance with the copyright paid. In the SPD, it is from a closed no own deputies in the European Parliament to the controversial article 13, in the vote on this Tuesday. the
From your result at the European elections in 2014 with 27.3 percent, the social Democrats are in the polls currently. Various surveys predicted last about 16 to 18 percent. (AFP, dpa)

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