Germany's incoming coalition — made up of Social Democrats, Greens and the neoliberal FDP — has agreed on a political roadmap. DW takes a look at the key issues they're taking on, including the COVID pandemic.
The coalition agreement worked out by Germany's incoming government of Social Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats gives the green light to social renewal. The 178-page document is called "Dare to Make More Progress" and outlines the coalition's political roadmap for Germany. Right now, the battle to curb COVID-19 is the most pressing issue. The number of new infections are rising to dizzying heights and winter has not even fully set in. More than 100,000 people have already died of the virus in Germany so far.
At the unveiling of the coalition agreement, Olaf Scholz of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), who is due to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor, announced the creation of a permanent coronavirus crisis team that would report to the government on a daily basis.