Düsseldorf – The black-green coalition negotiations in North Rhine-Westphalia start their first round today, Tuesday, and twelve specialist working groups will chart the course of the future government over the next few weeks.
But the CDU is already complaining that the Greens had pushed through too many of their points right from the start.
BILD asked political professor Volker Kronenberg (51, University of Bonn) how he assesses the balance of power.
Kronenberg: “The CDU has fully accommodated the Greens. Even if some of the green topics are more symbolic, such as the police commissioner, I can understand Mona Neubaur’s anticipation of governing. The key concept for them is NRW as the first climate-neutral industrial region in Europe”.
The professor signifies the black and green position paper as “rich green”, but at the same time it is “a successful mixture of substance and symbolism”. It leaves room for both parties to meet on an equal footing, such as on the issue of internal security.
Also important: “The topics that do not appear in the position paper, such as the fight against clan crime, will probably continue as before.”