The Berlin Union gave the Senate bad testimonials

100 days red-green-red

The Berlin Union gave the Senate bad testimonials

Kai Weizner is chairman of the Berlin CDU and the parliamentary group of the House of Representatives.

Kai Weizner is chairman of the Berlin CDU and the parliamentary group of the House of Representatives.

Photo: CDU Berlin

CDU Country Chief Kai Wegner uses the 100-day balance for red-green-red to strengthen his own profile.

Berlin. With a refugee summit, a scholarship program for student teachers, a counter-proposal to the Berlin Building Regulation and the promotion of a cross-party constitutional convention to restructure responsibilities between the Senate and the districts, Berlin’s CDU party and parliamentary group leader Kai. Wegner wants to strengthen the union’s profile at the state level in the coming months. “The Ukrainian war highlights the care, housing and schooling problems of refugees that Berlin has long had,” Wegner said.

The CDU state chief on Wednesday invited the red-green-red state government to take 100-day stock. The Senate is currently offering a controversial picture: “When it comes to affordable housing, the Left and the Greens have a wide range of reservations about new construction. The subway expansion is suddenly a non-starter. The CDU now wants to form an alliance on this and other points.

500 euros per month for student teachers

“Given the current situation, where Berlin is the main arrival point for refugees, the work of the Senate cannot really be fairly evaluated,” Wegner said. According to the recently published Berlin Trend Infratest dimap, Berliner Morgenpost and RBB “Abendschau” show that only 39 percent of Berliners positively rated the work of the Senate and lost the approval of Governing Mayor Franziska Giffy (SPD) and two percent of the House of Representatives in September Was able to. “It simply came to our notice then that the Berliners were really hoping for a fresh start, but now the new red-green-red senate is a continuation of the old red-red-green senate,” Wegner said. Therefore, the CDU will continue to work constructively to make Berlin “more suitable for everyday use”.

One of the areas of work where Berlin needs to be more suitable for day-to-day use has grown due to the influx of many refugees: the overburdened education sector. The Senate has finally decided to make teachers government employees. “But it needs to be implemented quickly now, finally at the beginning of the new school year,” Wegner said. But that alone is not enough: “So we offer scholarships for student teachers,” the politician continued. In specific terms, it will support 250 students for two years with 500 euros per month. In return, they would have to promise five years of teaching at a school in Berlin.

Wegner announced a similar concrete proposal for a new Berlin building code. The amendment introduced by the Senate is overloaded and will make it slower and more expensive to build.

Restructure the division of labor between the Senate and the districts

The CDU leader would like to invite the Senate, all parties in Berlin and the civil society to critically question the division of responsibilities between the district and the Senate at a constitutional conference: ” It will take another five years to deliver on that promise. ”

After all, decision-making processes in Berlin should run faster, Wagner continued. For example, he expects the Senate to increase funding for civil protection in Berlin by 4.5 million euros, the same amount as promised by the federal government: “It cannot be that the outlying areas are not equipped with sirens.”

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