German coalition puts churches at a distance


Central Europe

Free Democratic Party (FDP) chairman and faction chairman in the German parliament Bundestag Christian Lindner, acting German Minister of Finance and Social Democratic Party (SPD) top candidate for the federal elections Olaf Scholz, Green party (Die Gruenen) co-chairwoman Annalena Baerbock, Green party (Die Gruenen) co-chairman Robert Habeck, Social Democratic Party (SPD) co-chairman Norbert Walter-Borjans and Social Democratic Party (SPD) co-chairwoman Saskia Eske pose for media after the presentation of the coalition contract in Berlin, Germany, 24 November 2021. Photo EPA, Clemens Bilan

Germany has a new coalition, the so-called Traffic Light combination. According to Christian sources in the country, it is clear that the cooperation with churches will be scaled down. Some even say this coalition is a step "on the way to an injustice state", because of the abortion policies.