The German 'traffic light' coalition: no commitment to stronger spending powers for the EU

With the new ‘traffic light’ government in Germany, one could have expected a game changer in Germany’s approach to fiscal integration. Instead, Tiziano Zgaga argues, the coalition agreement is a compromise between maintaining the old fiscal regulatory framework and showing some moderate opening towards new European spending powers.

Future of Europe Blog, January 2022

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The so-called ‘traffic light’ coalition in Germany is made up by the the Social Democrats (SDP), the Greens and the Free Democrats (FDP) (Photo: Francisco Welter-Schultes, CC0 1.0)

Published Jan. 14, 2022 3:17 PM - Last modified Jan. 14, 2022 3:17 PM