Ireland Dispute in the Corona crisis leads to Schlumpfhausen

07:40  05 march  2021
07:40  05 march  2021 Source:   dw.com

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Can you call the Vice Chancellor a Smurf with impunity? The emerging dissent between the Union and the SPD in the Corona crisis leads to unusual characterizations. Olaf Scholz takes it calmly - and grins.

So schaut der Bundesfinanzminister, wenn er gute Laune hat, ..... © Reuters / Bensch This is how the Federal Minister of Finance looks when he's in a good mood .....

Germany, after the latest federal-state conference on the easing of the corona crisis: Although there was plenty of criticism and the mood was absolutely better in the country, the Federal Minister of Finance, Vice Chancellor and SPD top candidate Olaf Scholz sat in the TV studio and was clearly in a good mood. The day before, he had been violently attacked by the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) in the round with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). Scholz is not the "King of Germany" and should "not grin like that".

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.... und so grinst der Schlumpf. Sieht man doch gleich, die Ähnlichkeit, oder? © picture-alliance / dpa / Chuna .... and so the Smurf grins. You can see the similarity right away, right?

That sat? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that. As I said, the man who was scorned was clearly in a good mood. "I really like that with the Smurfs. They are small, cunning and always win," said the not exactly tall SPD candidate for chancellor on the ZDF talk show "Markus Lanz". The Smurf: a kind of role model for a possible future head of government. What exactly happened?

"Small, cunning and always win"

Söder is said to have used that quote with the Smurf on Wednesday in the federal-state conference in a dispute about the financing of a hardship fund for companies, according to participants. After the deliberations, the CSU boss had to explain that he was not of one heart and one soul with Scholz, "but now everything is fine again".

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Having already led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, the pandemic represents one of the worst public-health crises in recent history. And, with casualties still mounting in many parts of the world, it is far from over. This will have serious long-term consequences for economic growth, public debt Moreover, unemployment is skyrocketing in many countries: in the US, for example, one in four workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March, with new weekly claims far above historic highs. The International Monetary Fund expects the world economy to shrink by 3% this year – a downgrade of

Kurz nach Mitternacht bei der Pressekonferenz musste Bayerns Ministerpräsident Markus Söder (rechts, neben Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und Berlins Regierendem Bürgermeister Michael Müller) auch zum kolportierten Zwist mit dem Finanzminister Stellung nehmen © Markus Schreiber / AP / picture alliance Shortly after midnight at the press conference, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (right, next to Chancellor Angela Merkel and Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller) also had to comment on the rumored dispute with the finance minister

As far as the humorous part of the Corona crisis management in Germany. In addition to many open questions about the announced rapid tests, which are to be paid for by the government, a certain perplexity was identified. According to a survey, a majority of German citizens - 59 percent - consider the newly adopted measures to be confusing. A good third (36 percent), on the other hand, find it all in all understandable, as a Forsa flash survey on behalf of the broadcasters RTL and n-tv shows. There is therefore disagreement among the population as to whether the pace of easing is the right one. Roughly a third each consider it too fast, too slow or just right.

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Despite the tense infection situation in Germany, the federal and state governments had decided on a step-by-step plan for openings - flanked by more vaccinations and tests - in order to alleviate the restrictions caused by the lockdown. Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) defended the relaxation options agreed with the heads of government of the 16 federal states in the Bundestag. The CDU politician said that it was now necessary to "be careful when opening the door to more normalcy."

Demnächst sollen sie alle wieder in die Schule können, wenn es nach den Kultusministerinnen und Kultusministern geht © Annette Riedl / dpa / picture alliance Soon they should all be able to go back to school, if the ministers of education have their way.

Care should also be required in the education ministers' plans. Because: According to the President of the Conference of Education Ministers, Britta Ernst, all students in Germany should be able to go to school again in March. "At the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs we are in agreement: We want all pupils to go to school again in March - even if there will usually be alternating lessons first," the SPD politician and education minister from Brandenburg told the editorial network Germany the class openings are focused on elementary schools and final classes. Now all the other Smurfs, pardon me, pupils come in.

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After the Corona summit, it is said that Angela Merkel changed her strategy. She doesn't at all. She is ahead of everyone again and shows sensitivity. A comment. © Photo: imago images / Future Image Goes in a good mood after the Corona marathon summit: The Chancellor. Here on Thursday morning in the Bundestag. A plan, a plan - and don't let up.

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