The Timaru Herald

Trampolini­st vows to give Greens back their bounce


Annalena Baerbock, who was confirmed yesterday as the Greens’ candidate for German chancellor in September’s general election, attempted to give her party back its bounce after seeing off attempts by activists to insert radical policies into the party’s manifesto. ‘‘The wind is turning this summer after the winter of pandemic,’’ Baerbock, 40, wearing a bright red dress, told the Greens’ conference. The former trampolini­st vowed to reconcile the needs of industry and the environmen­t, replacing the ‘‘social-market economy’’, , with a ‘‘socialecol­ogical market economy’’.

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