Germany’s incoming government unveils plans to legalize cannabis and phase out coal

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The incoming government's vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. The new government's coalition parties are not traditional bedfellows. The new government plans to phase-out of coal by 2030 -- eight years earlier than Merkel's party's previous 2038 target. It also aims to phase-out coal by 2030 and have at least 15 million electric cars on the road by the same year. Elsewhere populist governments in Poland and Hungary continue to push the boundaries of EU membership by rolling back core democratic values.

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Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. The incoming government's vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. It also aims to phase-out coal by 2030 and have at least 15 million electric cars on the road by the same year. Mandatory Covid-19 vaccines would also be considered, amid soaring cases in the country. Under the agreement announced in Berlin on Wednesday, Scholz, of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), will...

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