Baden-Württemberg’s Transport Minister Winfried Hermann (Greens) has accused the FDP of blocking important questions in transport policy in the coalition negotiations.
Berlin – Baden-Württemberg’s Transport Minister Winfried Hermann (Greens) has accused the FDP of blocking important questions in transport policy in the coalition negotiations. With a view to the financing of area-wide local transport, Hermann told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” (Monday) that the future government could easily counter-finance additional spending by abolishing climate-damaging and “sometimes socially unjust” subsidies. As examples, he cited the so-called company car privilege or advantages for higher earners with the commuter allowance. “But here the FDP is blocking,” said the minister. “I wonder why she’s refusing to cut subsidies when she’s putting it on the market. The deletions would be ecologically effective and socially just. “
Hermann said about the coalition negotiations between the SPD, the Greens and the FDP in the federal government: “What I hear doesn’t sound so good.” However, the state minister is not a member of the mobility working group in the negotiations. It is expected that this will prepare a paper by Wednesday. It remains to be seen whether this will be published. (dpa)