The Greens want to enter into three-way exploratory talks with the SPD and FDP.

"We propose that to the FDP," said party leader Annalena Baerbock on Wednesday in Berlin.

After the federal election, the Greens and the FDP first explored possible compromise lines with each other and then separately with the SPD as well as with the CDU and CSU.

Germany is facing major challenges that need to be tackled quickly, which is why the Greens are convinced "that this country cannot afford a long hangover". After the federal election, the Greens and the FDP first explored possible compromise lines with each other and then separately with the SPD as well as with the CDU and CSU.

With a view to a possible coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP, the co-chairman Robert Habeck said that the individual rounds of the past few days had shown “that the greatest possible overlap in terms of content is conceivable”. This applies above all to the area of ​​social policy. This is not a complete rejection of Jamaica negotiations with the Union and FDP. The Union had really made an effort in the preliminary talks and had accommodated the Greens. Nevertheless, there are major differences in content here.

But the outcome of possible exploratory talks with the SPD and FDP is still open. It is clear to the Greens "that the biscuit is far from eaten". There are significant vacancies and differences, this affects both Greens and FDP and Greens. Now questions that are ideologically divisive must be clarified and pre-discussed in such a stable manner that one gets a good feeling for a possible coalition agreement, said Habeck. “In the end there has to be a political assessment of what can and cannot work and not an eternal game of time.” Experience from negotiations at the state level has shown that explorations with a “single-digit number of meetings” can be managed - but of course that also depends on the behavior of those involved. "We are in a highly dynamic process."

Further one-on-one talks are also conceivable in addition to the three-way negotiations, said Baerbock. "Of course it makes sense to speak in smaller groups from time to time, but then they will be really confidential." second, explained Baerbock. But trust and reliability are important. "And that can be crushed in the beginning, and then it doesn't work for years, or you can really work on this trust."

In view of power struggles and suspected indiscretions in the Union, the Greens and the FDP have recently criticized and in some cases doubts about the ability of the CDU and CSU to govern. Only on Tuesday were details of statements by the Greens from the conversation with the CDU and CSU about the Bild newspaper made public. “Of course, trust also means that everything is not in the newspaper afterwards,” said Baerbock. “But we do not give postural grades, neither for ourselves nor for others.” The FDP leaders also wanted to speak to the press in the morning about the further exploratory timetable.

Mathematically, after the federal election, both a traffic light alliance and a Jamaica coalition of the Union, Greens and FDP are possible.

This variant was previously preferred by the FDP.

Habeck now pointed out for the Greens that there was “a greater difference in a Jamaica alliance on our part”.

The SPD has been promoting a traffic light coalition under their leadership for days.

The FDP leadership also wanted to speak to the press in the morning about the further exploratory timetable.

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