The heads of the traffic light parties are currently meeting in the Chancellery. The weeks-long nuclear dispute is to be resolved.

According to “Bild”, Olaf Scholz, Christian Lindner and Robert Habeck are currently meeting in the Chancellery. The SPD chancellor wants to settle the dispute that has been smoldering for weeks about the issue of nuclear power plant lifetimes.

As early as Friday, Scholz had promised a quick agreement in the traffic light coalition in the dispute over the running times of the German nuclear power plants still on the grid. “We will solve the very specific practical question very quickly, promptly by next week,” said the SPD politician on Friday in Berlin.

In the traffic light coalition, the Greens and FDP are arguing about the continued operation of nuclear power plants. Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck (Greens) wants to keep the two southern German nuclear power plants ready for use until spring in the event of bottlenecks in the power supply – i.e. beyond the actual shutdown date at the end of this year. The FDP, on the other hand, is pushing for all three remaining nuclear power plants to continue operating until 2024.