When the exploratory paper was presented, the future Vice Chancellor Habeck had already announced what would be the second “blood core” of the agreements between the three future governing parties after climate policy: social policy.

And in fact it is the sector in which the traffic light wants to “dare to make progress”, from the family picture to gender medicine and the release of cannabis “for pleasure purposes”.

The coalition also shows an extraordinarily great will to shape society according to its ideas when it comes to issues of migration, integration and citizenship law.

In these fields the red-green-yellow alliance is spreading its arms like no other German government before it.

She declares that she wants to reduce irregular migration.

But not the hard way, of course.

This is softer and easier: the coalition is transforming irregular migration into regular migration, and even retrospectively.

The requirements are reduced

The welcoming culture is revived: the so-called “opportunity right of residence” gives all migrants who came to Germany in 2015 and 2016 in the course of the refugee crisis the opportunity to acquire a permanent right to stay.

Conditions must be met for this.

But one can assume that the coalition will be as lenient in the examination as it was in the naturalization of the "so-called guest worker generation": For them, the requirements for the German language skills to be proven will be reduced.

The future policy on foreigners (which nobody wants to call that anymore) is based on the belief that the main culprit for unsuccessful integration is not to be found in the migrants, but in the society that ignores or ignores its immigrants, as it was in the times of the red-green government even discriminated against.

In fact, German politics had turned a blind eye for too long to the fact that Germany had become a country of immigration since the 1960s.

Nobody can deny this status anymore.

The policy of controlling immigration and accelerating integration, as this coalition agreement also shows, still prefers to follow old multicultural dreams than to face the harsh reality of parallel societies.

This is not progress, this is a step backwards.

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