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SPD-young : the Berlin Jusos commit to the expropriation

The Jusos have expropriation on the weekend, is a fundamental commitment to and cooperation with the people's desire "Deutsche Wohnen expropriate decided". Just the Pankow Jusos failed with the application, to expropriate anyone who holds more than 20 apartments (the Initiative sets the limit at 3000 units, which reject the Jusos as "arbitrary") – this is a clear commitment: "What we want is a socialist city."

In January had not excluded the governing mayor of Berlin Michael Müller expropriations ("This is the third, fourth, or fifth step"), now he clarifies: "That's not my way and not my politics" of the Left and Parts of the Green support Initiative "Deutsche Wohnen expropriate" see it "very critical" (Q: "FAZ"). At the time of his start to the year-PK sound in a different way, as an expropriation was "a very complicated process that has legal and financial risks".

In the "FAZ" counters Müller is now also the accusation that Berlin have a soft spot for socialist ideas: "A social policy debate has nothing to do with DDR-romance. In Paris and Los Angeles the exact same debates as us. And my mayor colleagues are also not Communists.“ He is aware that private housing companies to earn a rate of return, but: "I will not let that profit maximization leads to social ills in my city."

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Alexander Fröhlich

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