The way is clear to negotiate the traffic light coalition. A key question: who will determine where the money for the many reforms will come from?
A journalist wanted to know from the man who would like to become finance minister whether he had already unpacked his pocket calculator to calculate his own plans. “There is still no budget planning and no medium-term planning,” replied FDP leader Christian Lindner at a press conference on Monday in Berlin. So no numbers either.
Before the weekend, the Social Democrats had spoken out in favor of the traffic light. On Sunday, the Greens questioned their “Länderrat”, which agreed almost unanimously. The FDP followed on Monday.