(L-R) Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bavaria's State Premier and leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) Markus Soeder, interim leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) Malu Dreyer, German Chief of Staff and CDU politician Helge Braun and German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz pose after agreeing a broad climate plan after marathon overnight talks an all- night coalition committee meeting. File Photo/ Reuters
German ministries have failed to agree on a set of climate protection measures, government sources told Reuters on Wednesday, leaving little time to fulfil Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to pass the landmark package by the end of the year.
The disagreements between the environment, finance, economy and transport ministries could further erode the credibility of Merkel's right-left coalition, weakened by regional election losses and infighting, and up for review by the end of the year.
The ministries have been unable to agree on the scale of measures to cut emissions of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. These are due to include raising car and air traffic taxes as well as increasing a road toll for trucks from 2023, said sources briefed on the talks.
The ministries are also at odds on how many tonnes of CO2 each of those measures will shave off Germany's total emissions.
Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners agreed a budget-neutral outline for the climate package last month, although environmental groups said it did not go far enough.
The government had wanted the details to be presented to cabinet on Wednesday. The delay means there are only 10 days left for the government to sign the package off in time to get it through parliament before the end of the year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that the G20 would sign a similar deal on climate change to that agreed at the last meeting in Argentina, where the United States was isolated.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “climate cabinet” meets Wednesday to discuss combatting global warming as her government struggles to convince voters it is willing and able to address the crisis.
Parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government are set to hold separate crisis talks on Monday, after her fragile coalition suffered a fresh body blow as the leader of junior partner SPD quit.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, held an official meeting on Wednesday in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin.
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RTA has signed an agreement with Emirates Parkings entitling RTA to tow and impound light and heavy vehicles and trailers found in violation of federal and local rules and regulations.
The MoFAIC affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at undermining security and stability in contravention of human values and principles.