Scholz's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), the ecologist Greens and the libertarian Free Democrats (FDP) want to accelerate the transition to a green economy and digitalisation while maintaining fiscal discipline.

  1. Incoming coalition will have to balance the Greens' calls for a tougher line on Russia and China on human rights with Scholz's likely preference not to risk a confrontation with the two countries over issues such as Taiwan and Ukraine.
  2. Coalition parties agree to allow multiple citizenship and legalize the sale of cannabis for recreational use at licensed shops.
  3. Coalition parties agrees to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 at the latest and to make the expansion of renewable energies a central project of their work.
  4. Coalition parties agree to stick to Germany's plan to phase out nuclear power, and also aim to accelerate the exit from coal by 2030.
  5. Coalition parties commit to a faster roll-out of carbon-free power capacity, more ambitious carbon emissions prices to provide an incentive for a quick exit from fossil fuels, and more aggressive support for a hydrogen economy.
  6. Coalition parties agree to have at least 15 million fully electric passenger cars by 2030 and to increase rail freight transport by 25% by 2030.
  7. Scholz backs compulsory vaccinations for targeted groups.
  8. Coalition parties agree to support further research and needs-based care around the long-term effects of COVID-19 as well as for chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) by creating a network of centres of excellence and clinics.
  9. Coalition parties outline plans to cut drug prices retroactively for newly launched prescription drugs to keep healthcare expenses under control.
  10. Coalition parties says they are committed to a European Union that protects and stands up for its values and the rule of law, both internally and externally.
  11. Coalition parties also wants to strengthen the European Parliament.
  12. The Greens will have the right to nominate the country's European Commissioner if the Commission's president is not from Germany.
  13. Coalition parties want to strengthen the EU's economic and monetary union and signals an openness to reform the bloc's fiscal rules, the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP). Coalition parties want to ensure growth, maintain debt sustainability and ensure sustainable and climate-friendly investments. The further development of the fiscal policy rules should be based on these goals in order to strengthen their effectiveness in the face of the challenges of the time. The SGP should become simpler and more transparent, also in order to strengthen its enforcement.
  14. Coalition parties agree to support an EU deposit insurance scheme to complete banking union as part of a wider package of measures and say that scheme would depend on the further reduction of risks in banks' balance sheets.
  15. On Brexit, Coalition parties say Britain UK must stick to the deal with the EU, especially arrangements on Northern Ireland, or face measures.
  16. Acknowledging Germany's global responsibility as the world's fourth largest economy, coalition parties say : "We accept it and in our foreign, security and development policy we will deepen and reestablish partnerships and defend our values of freedom, democracy and human rights. To this end, we seek close cooperation with our democratic partners."
  17. Coalition parties say they would seek cooperation with China wherever possible, on the basis of human rights and international law.
  18. Coalition parties say they were ready for a constructive dialogue with Russia, adding: "We will take into account different threat perceptions and focus on a common and coherent EU policy towards Russia."
  19. Germany will remain part of NATO's nuclear sharing agreement under the new government. We want fulfil its commitments to NATO. As long as nuclear weapons play a role in NATO's strategic concept, Germany has an interest to participate in strategic discussions and planning processes.
  20. Coalition parties aim to increase public investment in green technology and digitalisation while returning to strict debt limits from 2023 onwards.
  21. Coalition parties say they want fair taxation and will fight tax evasion, and a minimum wage of 12 euros an hour, equivalent to a pay rise for around 10 million people.
  22. Coalition parties have agreed that the FDP will be in charge of the finance ministry and the Greens of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  23. The parties agreed to make multiple citizenship possible and simplify the process of acquiring German nationality. As a rule, naturalization should be possible after five years, with special integration achievements after three years

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