Greens are arguing internally about highway construction

Autobahn, over dts
Autobahn, over dts
A dispute has broken out among the Greens over the party leadership's demand to issue a moratorium on the construction of motorways on the occasion of the protests against the expansion of the A 49 in Hesse.

The Green Transport Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Hermann, told the "Spiegel": "The debate about the A 49 was unhappy." His Hessian counterpart, Green Transport Minister Tarek Al-Wazir, had no leeway on the autobahn.

He has to implement what the Bundestag has passed in legal form with the construction projects. “We cannot act like campaigners,” says Hermann. "Anyone who wants to participate in government must inevitably accept compromises, even if it hurts, as is the case with many highway projects that are decided on at the federal level." . “The actions of some of the activists are problematic because they are attacking those who are fighting for a traffic turnaround,” says Al-Wazir. He wanted a "strategic reflection" on who was friend and who was foe. The CDU criticizes the Greens for proposing the moratorium. CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak says in “Spiegel”: “We don't need a motorway moratorium, we need an ideology moratorium.” His colleague from the CDU in Baden-Württemberg, Manuel Hagel, says: “The Greens have still not understood it - even one Tesla needs a motorway with a sustainable infrastructure. ”The Hamburg CDU boss Christoph Ploß questions a possible black-green alliance after the federal election:“ There cannot be a motorway moratorium in any coalition in which the Union is involved. We need investments in our infrastructure right now. ”For him, the debate basically reveals“ how far the Union and the Greens are politically apart ”.

For a possible black-green coalition, ex-Green chief Cem Özdemir demands in the “Spiegel”: “I think it would be good if the ministry with the largest budget for federal investments is no longer necessarily occupied by the CSU, but also sometimes green. "