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For the first time in Germany, we have a coalition agreement which features a close link between the topics of digitalisation and sustainability, with this agreement presented by the SPD, Bündnis 90/The Greens and the FDP on Wednesday, 24 November 2021.
Commenting on the coalition agreement presented by the traffic light coalition, eco Chair of the Board Oliver Süme says: “I deeply regret that the traffic light coalition apparently does not want to use the historic momentum for a reorientation of digital policy in Germany.”
The coalition negotiations between the SPD, Bündnis 90/The Greens and FDP are nearing completion. The first known details about the plans for the future direction of digital policy dampen hopes for a strategic realignment that could give new impetus to the digital transformation and Germany as a digital location.
In the final phase of the coalition negotiations for the deal between the SPD, Bündnis 90/The Greens and the FDP, eco would like to take this opportunity to point out a number of keystones with which the coalition partners can now set the course for Internet and digital policy in Germany.
eco welcomes the Bundestag's so-called 3G rule for companies in the German workplace, which allows only those who have been fully vaccinated, tested or who have recovered from an infection to enter the workplace. The health and safety of employees always comes first, emphasizes Managing Director Alexander Rabe in his statement.