From Friday to Saturday, the CSU meets in Bavaria – and wants to rail against Berlin politics. CSU boss Markus Söder has already announced this. In addition to Secretary General Huber and CSU boss Söder, CDU boss Merz is also expected at the party conference. Follow the CSU party conference here in the ticker.

Almost a year before the Bavarian state elections, the CSU is coming together for a party conference this Friday. The CSU is meeting until Saturday and wants to stage itself as a guardian of Bavarian interests and work on the Berlin traffic light coalition. Follow the CSU party conference here in the ticker.

In an interview with the Augsburger Allgemeine, CSU leader Markus Söder made it clear that there will be plenty of criticism of Berlin in Bavaria: “A clear message is coming from our party conference in Augsburg: We are the only party that supports Bavaria’s Interests in Berlin are fighting, and we are promoting Bavaria with our ideas and initiatives. The CSU will also seek a debate in socio-political terms: “We are clearly opposed to the attempts at re-education by society from Berlin.”

After the opening in Augsburg by Secretary General Martin Huber (3.45 p.m.), the keynote speech by party leader and Prime Minister Markus Söder is eagerly awaited. In line with the main proposal for the party congress, he should not be sparing in his criticism of the federal government. At the end of the two-day party meeting on Saturday, CDU leader Friedrich Merz will also be a guest at the Augsburg exhibition center.

In the leading motion of the party executive, the CSU demands simplified procedures for the development of renewable energies and the further use of nuclear power from the traffic light coalition to deal with the consequences of the war in Ukraine. The eleven-page paper entitled “With a clear course through the crisis. We protect Bavaria. For a strong future” was sent to the party executive on Thursday and is available to the dpa in Munich. In essence, the paper summarizes all the points of criticism that the party’s representatives have been emphasizing for months. At the same time, the CSU presents itself as a political counter-proposal with a view to the 2023 state elections.

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