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Neu-Ulm (dpa) – Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria want to strengthen the so-called southern rail and jointly take action against possible disadvantages by the federal government. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) said on Monday at a meeting with his Bavarian colleague Markus Söder (CSU) in Neu-Ulm that the federal government and the other states should not get the impression: “We are rich and we can do it just cupping. The mentality is widespread.”
For example, it is not possible that southern Germany will only be connected to the hydrogen network after 2030. “That’s way too late.” The Green announced: “That’s why we stand on our hind legs.” Söder said: “If the southern German engine is not running, Germany has a problem.” He complained that the traffic light government hardly communicated with the federal states and did not take their interests into account enough. The countries in the north would be favored in the federal government’s preliminary plans for hydrogen lines. “This is dead end planning,” said Söder.
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