German Greens Aim for Merkel's Job With a 500 Billion-Euro Plan

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(Bloomberg) — Germany's Green party opened its bid to run Europe's biggest economy with a manifesto that seeks to broaden its appeal among mainstream voters,…
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(Bloomberg) — Germany's Green party opened its bid to run Europe's biggest economy with a manifesto that seeks to broaden its appeal among mainstream voters, while risking opposition from fiscal hawks and business leaders.

Underpinned by a 500 billion-euro ($593 billion) green spending plan, delegates at a virtual party convention backed their leaders over the weekend in staking out a claim to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel after next year's election. Goals include speeding up Germany's transition to a…
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