Explore our discussions, media comments, and policy brief series on the post-election government formation.
On 24 November, Germany’s soon-to-be government of social democrats, greens, and liberals presented their coalition agreement on the document “Dare more progress - alliance for freedom, justice and sustainability”. A number of Hertie School experts have discussed, analysed and commented on the prospects and challenges of the new coalition government.
Hertie School experts held the online panel discussion “Ready for change? How coalition talks are shaping Germany’s top policy issues”. Co-hosted by the Open Society Foundations, Hertie School professors Thurid Hustedt, Christian Flachsland, and Andrea Römmele commented on the coalition treaty, with a special focus on climate policy, digitalisation, and overall challenges for the next legislation period.
Experts in the media
Helmut Anheier, Senior Professor of Sociology, evaluated the coalition agreement in an op-ed with Project Syndicate. Whether the new coalition will advance their "much needed vision for the country", he writes, will depend "largely on the coalition committee's political skill."
Römmele told BR that it was “all the more important that this coalition has a common thread, a narrative”, as social democrats, greens and liberals initially had very different views.
Since before the election in September, Hertie School researchers have offered policy recommendations for the next government in a policy brief series, including papers on education, digitalisation, security policy, and corruption.
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