CDU and Greens in Schleswig-Holstein want to negotiate a black-yellow coalition.

The two parties announced this after an exploratory talk on Tuesday.

They agreed on an exploratory paper and a timetable: a small party conference for the Greens was to decide on the start of coalition talks on Tuesday evening - it voted in favor of the negotiations with a large majority.

Matthias Wysuwa

Political correspondent for northern Germany and Scandinavia based in Hamburg.

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At the CDU, the executive party executive should meet this Wednesday morning.

If he agrees, as expected, the coalition talks could begin as early as Wednesday afternoon.

Only on Monday evening did the CDU decide to talk to the Greens about an alliance.

Previously, the attempt to continue the previous Jamaica alliance in Kiel had failed, mainly because of the skepticism of the Greens.

Günther: Doing justice to what the voters want

Only on Monday evening did the CDU decide to talk to the Greens about an alliance.

Previously, the attempt to continue the previous Jamaica alliance in Kiel had failed, mainly because of the skepticism of the Greens.

Günther justified the decision in favor of the Greens before the exploratory talks on Tuesday with the will of the voters, which one wants to do justice to: the CDU and Greens had made strong gains in the state elections a good two weeks ago, they now together have 48 of 69 seats in the state parliament.

The FDP, on the other hand, had to accept heavy losses.

The party was disappointed after the CDU's decision: Günther "voluntarily renounced the extensive implementation of his election program with black-green, which makes the CDU's lack of creative will clear," said FDP parliamentary group leader Christopher Vogt.

You will quickly accept the opposition role and be a tough but also constructive opposition.

The joint exploratory paper does not yet describe any concrete projects, but rather general goals for various policy areas.

The past few years have clearly shown that the response from society is great "when politicians reflect broad sections of the population and put their interests in the foreground of political decisions," it says at the beginning.

We are also committed to this in the future.

The goal: to become the first climate-neutral industrial country

The energy transition policy is likely to be one of the exciting points in the negotiations: The fight against the climate crisis and the transformation of our economy is the focus of our policy in order to preserve our natural foundations of life and to secure our prosperity," says the paper.

They want to become the first climate-neutral industrial country and achieve the climate goals earlier than previously planned.

The Paris climate agreement is a “binding guideline” and additional areas will be made available for wind power to expand renewable energies.

According to the paper, the CDU and the Greens have five years of joint government experience.

This time has shown that it is possible to lead different positions to fruitful compromises and to find common solutions without having to give up your own position.

"In this sense, we are going into coalition negotiations."

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