German coalition to prioritise overcoming pandemic, calls it most important job

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Reuters reports, citing senior officials familiar with talks between the parties

  • Agree to minimum wage of €12
  • Agree to lower minimum voting age to 16
  • Want to increase R&D funding to 3.5% of GDP
  • To rule out increasing pension age
Expanding from the headline, the coalition is said to found a COVID-19-specific special taskforce in dealing with the pandemic. Just some details before the announcement, some time around 1400 GMT. This involves the 'traffic light' coalition, as outlined earlier here.

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