SPD leader accuses Union of blocking stance

SPD leader Norbert Walter-Borjans has accused the Union of blocking several important legislative proposals in the grand coalition.

“The CDU and CSU are increasingly stealing from their responsibility as coalition partners,” said the SPD chairman to “Spiegel”. Among other things, he mentioned the planned abolition of work and temporary contracts in the meat industry.

"Or the supply chain law that we agreed in the coalition agreement." There is also a problem with the lobby register. “In the case of draft legislation, it must be transparent who wrote it on the outside. But so far that has not been possible with the CDU and CSU. ”In addition, Walter-Borjans accused Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) of blocking an SPD bill for more women on executive boards. "Not a single DAX company in this country is run by a woman, and the Minister of Economic Affairs supports this misery with the argument that companies should not be burdened more," said the SPD leader. That is "impertinence".