Merkel Bloc Pitches Stability, Growth to Check German Greens (1)

June 21, 2021, 11:56 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc is pitching itself as the guarantor of German stability and affluence as it seeks to retain control of Europe’s largest economy.

The Christian Democrat-led group agreed Monday on broad goals to invest in technologies from artificial intelligence and quantum computing to hydrogen and solar power, while promoting growth. But the 139-page platform offered few specifics, basing its appeal to voters mainly around its track record as the dominant force in Merkel-led governments for 16 years.

“We want to make our country faster, more efficient, more digital,” CDU Chairman Armin Laschet, who is running ...

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