‘Changed, changed utterly – or not? Germany’s new coalition states its intentions regarding digitalisation and innovation’

“With yesterday’s official signing of the new Coalition Agreement, Germany’s so-called ‘Ampel’ (traffic light) coalition struck a blow to to Angela Merkel’s chances of becoming Germany’s longest serving Chancellor, should she still be in office on 19 December to overtake Helmut Kohl. With Olaf Scholz, the Social Democrat leader and current Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister, at the helm, the alliance of the Greens, yellow Social Democrats, and red FDP, represents something of a changing of the guard after sixteen years of Merkel’s CDU/CSU-dominated leadership. The Ampel parties face something of a challenge, not least what both public and private sectors appear to see as a looming threat: digitalisation …” (more)

[Sophie Corke, The IPKat, 8 December]

First posted 2021-12-09 09:00:27

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