Berlin, Nov 15 (EFE). - The president of the Confederation of German Industry (BDI), Dieter Kempf, today expressed his confidence that the current talks between the conservatives of Angela Merkel, the liberals and the greens will lead to form a stable government and warned that long-term insecurity is "toxic".
"We believe that all those who take part in the The negotiations are aware of their responsibility and understand the importance of reaching an agreement before Christmas, "Kempf said at a meeting with the Foreign Press Association (VAP). in Berlin, more than a month and a half after the elections were held.
Kempf stressed that a very prolonged phase of insecurity can be "toxic" to the economy, since Companies tend to postpone investments if they do not know how they can be affected by eventual political decisions.
Previous talks between the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Merkel's party, its Bavarian wing the CSU, the Liberal Party (FDP) and the Greens are in an important phase and the objective is to reach a preliminary agreement between tomorrow and Friday, to begin with formal coalition negotiations.
However, there are still some points of conflict on issues such as immigration policy and climate protection.
In the latter point, for example, the Greens want to be defined as the goal to achieve the end of the combustion engine, but without setting a precise date for it, but this request is rejected so much by the CDU / CSU as by the FDP.
Kempf said today that, although some demands of the Greens pose problems for the industry, the formation of the tripartite is far from representing a threat to the economy.
"A coalition Jamaica (as it is called by the colors with which the parties involved are identified) is not a threatening specter for the economy, it is something unprecedented at the national level, but it is not a threat, "he said.
He also noted that all parties have a clear pro-European stance, with both France and Germany there will be a Government with a European orientation.
For the BDI, according to Kempf, the most important thing is that the future Government does not let itself be seduced by the current good economic situation, does not fall complacency and worry about laying the foundations for the future.
For this, it is necessary to face problems such as the shortage of qualified personnel - through investments in education and skilled immigration - or problems in infrastructure.