Despite the concerns of Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP), Environment Minister Steffi Lemke wants to agree to the planned end of combustion cars in the EU Environment Committee on Tuesday.

"It is important to me that the federal government will support the Commission here in Luxembourg today with the goal that from 2035 no more cars will be registered that emit CO2," said the Greens politician in the ZDF morning show.

"That is the line that the federal government has represented here in the last few weeks and months, which is also laid down in the coalition agreement." But it will make it clear that there are areas, for example with fire engines, where there are still no alternative fuels.

The negotiations in the environmental council are likely to be lengthy and last into the night.

"If the package then includes what the Commission proposed, no approval of cars that emit CO2 after 2035, then we will agree," said Lemke.

On Monday there was still no agreed position in the federal government on the end of combustion engines.

Finance Minister Lindner announced a week ago that he would no longer support the coalition's line on the Brussels proposals because e-fuels would not be adequately taken into account.

Until then, the German government's approval of the EU's planned farewell to combustion engines was considered certain.

They are still looking for a solution, it was said on Monday in Berlin regarding speculation that the chancellor had allegedly sided with Lindner on the sidelines of the coalition committee last Wednesday.

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