The agreements on old-age provision, among other things, are more expensive than planned and have not been agreed with the FDP, it said. This had changed the basis of the business. "We cannot agree to this," said deputy party spokesman nils droste.
German chancellor angela merkel (CDU) held several telephone consultations on monday with FDP leader philipp rosler and CSU leader horst seehofer about a solution. Seehofer said after a CSU executive board meeting in munich that the situation of the black-yellow coalition is "difficult and serious". He added: "we must try to resolve the difficult situation through language"."
Both the FDP and the CSU have been assured that the alliance is not in danger. The FDP rejects the compromise, but not the childcare allowance in principle, according to CSU circles in berlin. The FDP emphasized that the liberals were loyal to the treaty, but expected the same from the CDU and CSU. The care allowance is subject to funding conditions. Seehofer had threatened to break with coalition if care allowance did not materialize.
Union faction leader volker kauder (CDU) appeared calm at a meeting of the CDU/CSU faction executive committee. "We will now talk to the FDP. I don’t see it as a big deal," he said, according to participants. In FDP circles, it was said that it was of secondary importance whether a solution was reached next week or the week after. "This is now a case of reasonableness before speed."
According to previous plans, on 18. October vote on the power, derided by the opposition as "herdpramy. Coalition factions to discuss care allowance this tuesday.
CDU and CSU agreed on friday to pay childcare money to parents who do not put their young children in a state-required facility. At the request of the CDU, preventive medical examinations and a small subsidy in the event of a payment for private old-age provision had been agreed upon.
The FDP leadership rejects above all that, according to the will of the union, in addition to the 150 euros per month planned for the long term, there should be an amount of around 15 euros if the parents pay the money into a riester pension or into another private old-age provision. The linking of the payment with the medical checkups also meets with resistance.
FDP secretary-general patrick doring told journalists: "the first assessment shows that this model will cause higher budgetary burdens. We were not involved in this compromise and will now seek talks with our union colleagues."
According to seehofer, the FDP had informed the union on sunday evening at short notice that it did not want to continue the parliamentary discussions in the parliamentary committees this week as agreed. In the meantime, according to seehofer, there were several telephone calls between the coalition leaders. The childcare allowance of first 100 and later 150 euros is to be paid to parents of children under three who raise their children at home without external care.
In the meantime, the CSU is taking a confrontational course on another point: it wants to put its no to the subsidized pension model of federal labor minister ursula von der leyen (CDU) on record at its party conference in october. "The basic provision is a fursorgeleistung, which we do not want to implant in the pension, but which exists tax-financed in addition to the pension," said seehofer in munich. The CSU also insists on better crediting of child-rearing periods.