How harmonious it was rare. In the "factory 23" in Wedding, the land governments of Berlin and Brandenburg met on Tuesday in a joint Cabinet meeting. Then steps the governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD), and Brandenburg's Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) Since' Since' in the "Berlin Loft" on the first floor and raved about the "very trusting exchange, which is as close as never before", as well as the host Müller put it. Berlin and Brandenburg would have thought of "common" and the problems are overcome, said Müller.
"We need to pull together." Woidke praised the venue, a former paper factory in Gesundbrunnen. He had formerly lived in the vicinity. Woidke said: "The coordination between the two countries is so closely like never before." With the new land development plan for the capital region by both governments on Tuesday decided "we have taken a big step forward". On the announcement of the Brandenburg CDU, the heads of Ingo Senftleben, an election victory, the Plan terminate, responded Woidke with incomprehension: "one really wonders what the world is coming."
New development schedule
"to think of The development of Berlin and Brandenburg together and plan to win, given the large growth in the Region steadily growing in importance," said Berlin's city development Senator Katrin Lompscher (Left) after the meeting. The land development plan provides the framework "to integrate the numerous processes and ensure that growth is coordinated along the axes of the settlement, the star, and in the so-called "cities of the second series of" the course. Lompschers colleague, the Brandenburg Minister for Infrastructure, Kathrin Schneider (SPD), said: "With the new Plan we want growth and development to the country as a whole." Of the Plan, all municipalities benefited. Not only in the Central places and the cities of the second series, but in all municipalities of more game would create space for development.
transport and Housing
The plan is also an important basis for the improvement of transport links, cutter. "Five million train-km in the network of the Elbe river Spree and the two-pronged Expansion of the Berlin-Szczecin are already decided." Earlier, Berlin and the surrounding area had been a cul-de-SAC. Now, three TRANS-European transport corridors crossed here. Each of the better regional connection, said Woidke, space out the cities in Brandenburg, closer to the Metropolitan area. The goal is to relieve the pressure on new housing construction in the Metropolitan area of Berlin. The housing situation in both countries is currently the biggest social Problem. Urban development Senator Lompscher sees in Berlin, in the settlement of the star, and in Parts of Brandenburg, not more than an hour's drive are the rail way, an "additional settlement potential of at least 400,000 homes". To avoid misunderstandings, insured Müller, that "we also need to build in the city".daily mirror people for Free
The "Joint innovation strategy" (InnoBB) order, agreed upon by the two cabinets. This relates to the energy, technology and healthcare industry, optics, transport and logistics, media and creative industries. "The goal is to make the capital region a leading innovation area in Europe," said Berlin's economy Senator Ramona Pop (Green). In the past two years, the number of employees subject to social security rose in both countries, up to 150,000 people. Industry-related services and the digitisation are considered as job engines, the most urgent Problem of the shortage of qualified professionals. Also it was discussed on Tuesday. Other points on the agenda: The joint hospital planning, the digitization of the public administration and the amendment of the state media Treaty. And the state governments talked about the preparations for the 30. Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall on 9. November.
criticism came from the CDU in Berlin and Brandenburg, in both countries, the largest opposition group. In a joint press statement of the Berlin group Chairman, Burkard Dregger and his Brandenburg colleague Ingo complained Senftleben, of the land development plan will be the reality of life of the population in both countries, and prevent, in addition, to help defuse the already tense Situation in the cross-country housing market.
"We want to finish the current prevention planning and growth in both countries, based on different conditions," said Senftleben. For this purpose, a complete reboot of the joint land use planning was necessary. Dregger called for a "joint development planning, worthy of its name". Both leaders spoke in favour of keeping the airport Tegel longer than planned to open. For the Brandenburg FDP's country chief, Axel Graf Bülow criticized: "What sounds like a new feature, is the cementation of structural deficits."More about
land development plan for Each of Berlin is BrandenburgUlrich Zawatka-Gerlach
For the chamber of Commerce and industry (IHK) Berlin President of the Beatrice Schramm responded to the session: "For years, Berlin and Brandenburg, in cooperation via the stage of joint Cabinet meetings." The closer intertwining of the two countries for the further development of the site is essential, tickets for the politics to play a role. Schramm suggested, therefore, a "Management of the metropolis in space."