German left to lead on environmental policy

SPD will control environment ministry in new grand coalition under CDU chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany's centre-left SPD will take over the environment ministry in a government led by Conservative chancellor Angela Merkel, the two sides agreed on Monday. The ministry will continue to lead on renewable energy, strengthening the likelihood that existing policies will be continued, it also emerged.

Edmund Stoiber, leader of the centre-right CSU party will head the economics ministry, also charged with energy policy apart from renewable energy. Outgoing Green environment minister J├╝rgen Trittin wrested control of renewables from the economics ministry in 2001.

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