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More money for unity celebrations: Sleepy and miscalculated?

next year, Germany is celebrating 30 years of unity. The Ministry of the interior had to apply for in the short term, in addition to 61 million euros. There is a barrage of criticism, the Ministry is looking for explanations.

Matthias Rich, ARD-capital Studio

it was in the Public the matter by a Letter from the Federal Ministry of Finance to the budget Committee of the Bundestag. A completely normal procedure, said Department spokesman Dennis Kolberg:

"The interior Ministry has submitted a request that we have approved, as the conditions of the Ministry are present after the pleadings of the Ministry of the interior. In the following, we have presented to the budget Committee of the Bundestag, and no objections were raised against it."

Typically, the Federal would have to apply to the Minister Horst Seehofer, the money already in the budget negotiations for 2019 and 2020.

indignation in the Left party leader

the critics of The CSU-politician conclude that in his house the upcoming anniversary simply has been overlooked. Not only the Left party leader Dietmar Bartsch is indignant:

"It is an infinitely more embarrassing process that the Ministry of the interior, the home has not planned for such a historic day in the long term and solid."

next year, Germany is celebrating 30 years of unity. This is now needed, obviously, in the short term, significantly more money.

It was not possible to leave the of money for the celebrations of German unity in time in the budget setting, the spokesman of the Federal interior Ministry, Stefan Ruwwe-Glösenkamp:

"It is not so, that at us in the house of the anniversary celebrations - 30 years of German unity, and 30 years of the peaceful Revolution - to be overlooked. It is so that the Federal internal Ministry, commissioned in the autumn of last year, to develop a concept for this anniversary celebrations. This, then, is between the relevant government departments agreed and is on 3. April by the Cabinet has been decided."

"set up The Whole thing very much broader,"

Only because you knew which Dimension should have the celebrations and was able to talk about money. In any case, the celebrations are to be organized differently than in the past. This Ruwwe-Glösenkamp:

"in the face of this round anniversary, this should not, of course, remain in a conventional anniversary celebration. We want to set up the Whole thing very much wider. A Central Element of our concept is, above all, also citizens ' dialogues. And this concept is different from the jubilee celebrations before."

Also, there is the idea in East Germany, a center set up that could devote in the spirit of the peace movement of 1989 the further growing together of East and West, and the equivalence of living conditions.

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