The Political Landscape in Germany: CDU and Greens Propose Different Solutions for the Country’s Economic Woes in 2025


Germany’s CDU Pushes for Early Control of the Economy – Euractiv

In 2025, Germany will elect a new government with the CDU/CSU currently leading the next government. CDU leader Friedrich Merz has expressed concerns about the economic outlook for the country in 2024, stating that many companies are relocating production to other countries. In response, he has presented a total of 12 measures to Chancellor Olaf Scholz and future coalition partners, including getting rid of the EU supply chain law known as the corporate sustainability due diligence directive.

The liberals FDP have welcomed the conservatives’ support for this proposal while the Greens and SPD have been more cautious in their response. This letter from the conservatives is just one of many ideas on how to fix Germany’s economy, with different parties offering their own suggestions. Vice-Chancellor Robert Habeck has proposed a special shadow budget of €1.6 trillion for industry, disbursed through unbureaucratic tax credits while Finance Minister Lindner has suggested a “dynamising programme,” which would involve slashed corporate taxes and a reversal of Germany’s ambitious renewable energy plans.

However, it remains uncertain what steps Germany will take to address its economic challenges as different parties continue to propose their own plans for addressing these issues.

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