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Green Offensive not stopped more money for water protection

The environmental forces emerged stronger from the elections. This is not to say, however, that the national Council is automatically green. Shown the today to

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Green Offensive not stopped more money for water protection

The environmental forces emerged stronger from the elections. This is not to say, however, that the national Council is automatically green. Shown the today to the water protection in the context of the budget debate.

SP, Green and GLP wanted to provide for the rehabilitation of waters Federal funds in the amount of 280 millions of francs, for the next five years, so 56 million per year. But not penetrated it. The majority on the Council has remained at the 180 million Swiss francs, which had proposed the Federal Council and the preliminary advice of the financial Commission.

it Remains to this decision in the Council of States, the cantons far less financial support than they have hoped for: With 370 millions of francs you have at the Federal as many projects as never logged in, an indication of the sensitivity of the problem has increased in the cantons. (We reported on this in detail here.)

So close it could be in environmental transactions to increase in the future.

The decision is failed with 96 votes, with 95 votes narrowly, this with 3 abstentions (all FDP), and 4 absences (3 SVP, 1 Green). So tight it could be in environmental transactions to increase in the future. SP, the greens and the green liberals, come to 85 seats in the Council, the SVP and the FDP to 84. To tip the scales is Sitting in the middle group, from CVP, BDP and EVP of 31.

In this case, had 20 of the 31 Councillors on the side of the Bourgeois. Conversely, only 2 votes for a budget increase came from the FDP. In the run-up to the debate, the Swiss fishing Association had hoped for a victory of the environmental forces – thanks to the help of parliamentarians from the CVP and the FDP, which, "as promised in the election campaign, behind an improved environmental policy". National councillor Roland Fischer (GLP) criticized via Twitter, CVP and FDP had "stripped off their ecological coat from the election already".

Created: 05.12.2019, 19:53 PM

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