BERLIN, 16 Oct – PRIME. Extremism could intensify in Germany amid the current energy crisis, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) said in an interview with Bild am Sonntag.
“Fear and uncertainty are the fuel for extremists. And before the coming winter, people are experiencing such uncertainty as they have not experienced for a long time. Mixing crises, such as energy and coronavirus, can lead to overstrain and destabilization of democracy. Therefore, democratic parties should take a clear position, argue less and encourage citizens,” he said.
Zeder urged German Economics Minister Robert Habeck and German Finance Minister Christian Lindner to stop arguing about extending the operation of the nuclear power plant. He also called on German Chancellor Scholz to reason with these two “badass”.
“There is no final extension of the life of the nuclear power plant until at least 2024. There is no quick implementation of the slowdown in gas prices and relief for citizens in October and November,” Zeder listed the missing factors now.
For several months now Habek and Linder have been arguing about the issues of extending the operation of German nuclear power plants. Habek, who belongs to the Greens, has spoken out about the intention to extend the operation of two of the three stations until March 2023, while Lindner calls for the extension of the operation of all three stations until 2024.