culture Senator and mayor Klaus Lederer was sick in bed, and urban development, Senator Katrin Lompscher was already in the holiday. Then listened to the left tip still enjoyed by the drunk driving of Hakan Tas. That was the overlying theme of the party rally of the Left on Saturday in Berlin-Adlershof. But these "individual errors of the Individual", such as a left politician said, clouded in the course of the day, however, something of the mood of the Comrades.
on the most combative chief Bernd Riexinger occurred in the morning, party in front of the 169 delegates, spoke about the positive aspects of immigration, society and, of course, the social question. Riexinger distanced itself from the "green painted" capitalism of the Greens, said, the ecological reconstruction was a "urlinkes issue" and stressed that the party would support the initiatives for the expropriation of large real estate corporations. The topic of Housing was the primary topic at the Congress.
The Berlin-based Left supports the people's initiative "Deutsche Wohnen & Co expropriate" and wants to "contribute actively" in the work of the Alliance. A corresponding amendment was adopted on Saturday. On Friday evening living Secretary of state Sebastian Scheel spoke in front of 1000 tenants of the Karl-Marx-Allee in the cosmos, on Saturday, the left-wing politicians who had to represent his Senator. "Recovery models for displacement" is likely to find in Berlin. "The city cannot be a city for high earners," said Scheel, under the applause of the Enjoyed.
The tenancy offer no answer for what happens in the housing policy in Berlin. Although you've tightened the prohibition of misuse and Airbnb fight announced. The doubling of the milieu protection areas, 800,000 people were affected. And you have compounded the right of first refusal. "So 3000 apartments have been secured," said Scheel. "And we will continue to re-sharpening." They wanted to buy the city back. And not every built apartment was also "a good apartment". Therefore, private investors would have to build a higher proportion of social housing.
Secretary of state appeals to the responsibility of large corporations
However, as easy as Scheel is, expropriation is not feasible. The example of Deutsche Wohnen with 163.000-managed homes nationwide, of which 115,000 in Berlin. "We are with the Deutsche Wohnen in the conversation. The recognition of the "mietspiegel" the group is always an issue,“ said Scheel to the daily mirror. Deutsche Wohnen and other major corporations would have a responsibility for your tenants. "You need to exercise also."
The people's initiative to expropriation refers to article 15 of the basic law, according to which the land can be transferred by socialization in the common good. The Left wants to compensate landlords, such as Deutsche Wohnen, Arkelius, ADO, or Vonovia, with more than 3000 dwellings in the stock. For two-digit billion sums were due. Alone for the Deutsche Wohnen could be between ten and 15 billion euros. The decisive factor is the market value. Regardless of whether the content of the Initiative have legal validity, it must be demonstrated that the housing supply is at risk.
No word for a collection of movement "get Up"
And not a comrade publicly took the word "get Up", so the Name of the collection movement around Sahra Wagenknecht, on Saturday in the mouth. Riexinger said that social covenants "on the road". On Saturday, with 84% re-elected Berlin's party boss of Katina Schubert and party leader Udo Wolf stressed the participation of the Left, to the Indivisible Demonstration in October, with approximately 240,000 people against the shift to the right in the society. Wolf expressed the wish that a red-Red-Green as a parliamentary Arm of the "Indivisible"-act movement. So that Wolf could even achieve consensus in the coalition.More about
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