Four perspectives: The world before and after Corona

Since the beginning of March, the Coronavirus dominated life in Germany. Initially, many had held the highly infectious causative agent for a local phenomenon i

Four perspectives: The world before and after Corona

Since the beginning of March, the Coronavirus dominated life in Germany. Initially, many had held the highly infectious causative agent for a local phenomenon in China. As it spread in the North of Italy, was this point of view. In the middle of the month, schools closed, businesses were temporarily, airports were Ghost towns, the economy collapsed. No event since the financial crisis has affected people and economy. Output restrictions changes in temporarily the life-style. Five months later, a new normal will be tried.

Sibylle Anderl

editor in the features section.

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Nadine Bös

editor in the business, responsible for the "profession and Chance".

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Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

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Eckart Lohse

head of the Parliamentary office in Berlin.

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A glance shows that the political landscape after the outbreak of the pandemic is different than before: parts of the Executive branch took advantage of the opportunity to impress with your crisis management. In the economic policy of the (supposedly) strong state is returned, companies experiment with new forms of work, and the science has found a new role in the mediation of decision-relevant knowledge in the policy. What is permanent? What are the mega issues back into the field of view?

The months before the Corona a Phase of intense discussions on the continuation of the third Grand coalition under Angela Merkel's leadership. In the Union parties there were for a while the concern that the new SPD leadership would leave the little estimated Alliance. Parallel to this, the Consideration, Merkel could go before the end of the regular legislative session of the Board was under serious CDU-politicians.

The perception of Altmaier has changed to be

A black-and-green minority government would be formed in Parliament, an early election would have broken the fence. The CSU Chairman Markus Söder had want to impose Merkel in a Cabinet reshuffle. Only finally concluded with the big koalitionären rut that pulled the Red and Black down!

Six months later, no more talk of it. The once-a coalition critical of the SPD leadership will find not only the Alliance is good, but can be abusive even Olaf Scholz, the Saskia esque and Norbert Walter-Borjans, in the race for the party presidency, under was, as Chancellor, to introduce the candidates. The CDU has good survey, but a leadership question is so open, like a gunshot wound. In such a Situation, no one is talking about the premature end of the coalition. And Merkel? Ruled, ruled, ruled and, contrary to hovering over the great consent values in the autumn of 2021.

the perception of your economy Minister, has changed: at the beginning of last year, Peter Altmaier, was a lonely man. That of all the first CDU incumbent urged for decades, a state industrial policy, was not in the party and the economy. Altmaier seemed isolated, some openly called for his resignation.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 13:20

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