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The future of the brown coal : Merkel wants to take care of themselves to structural change in the Lausitz

In the state of Brandenburg is connected the announcement of a top-level meeting with the Chancellor on the planned brown coal-getting off on the consent, with high hopes, encountered. "At this Meeting, amongst other things, to the required measures act with specific projects, so that it is not in fine words," said Brandenburg government spokesman Florian Engels on Saturday, the daily mirror:

"It's about good jobs, the economy and science in the Lausitz region, but also to the security of energy supply at acceptable prices in the industrial country, Germany. Renewable energy is not yet feasible.“

the future prospects for the affected areas

Earlier, it was reported by the magazine "der Spiegel" in its latest issue, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) do the coal exit to the matter, and for the 15. In January I was invited to a Meeting in the chancellorship. With the Minister presidents of the länder of Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and North Rhine-Westphalia, where – still – brown coal will be encouraged. Furthermore, the competent Federal Ministers and the four chairmen of the so-called coal Commission should attend. This was on 6. June 2018 under the name of "growth, structural change and employment" (WBS) of the Federal government. You should prepare a Plan for the coal phase-out and at the same time future prospects for the affected areas.

Actually, the Committee wanted to present is already the end of November 2018. However, this was postponed to the end of January 2019 – the work of the Commission is progressing slowly, according to the view of the environment a lot of conservationists to slow. You see, therefore, in the entry of the Chancellor, is also a criticism of the work of the coal Commission.

daily mirror people Free of The helmet to order your good. Angela Merkel (here in 2005 with the election campaign visit to the steel works Georgsmarienhütte) wants to be said in Imago

The Federal Chancellery was received on a Saturday, with no opinion, a member of the Commission, Brandenburg, rejected the criticism but outraged: "It is one of the largest structural change in Germany and in the whole of Europe", Christine Herntier. The non-party mayor of Spremberg on the Spree-Neisse district is also spokesperson for the "Lausitz round". This is a country and cross-party Alliance of mayors, the national councils and amtsdirek gates of Brandenburg and Saxony, Lusatia, which represents over a Million people.

"The Federal government has not made it known to the coalition negotiations to agree on the coal-getting", says Hernier: "And now we are supposed to do in a couple of months? As it comes to digitization, transport connections, special terms and conditions for planning and approval procedures and, ultimately, to the aid and promotion of rights of the EU. It is to be truly sustainable, modern jobs, a state Treaty between the Federal government and the States, and a European model region – as it is not yet a month earlier or later.“

Prime Minister to write to the Chancellor

the three Minister-presidents of the affected Eastern States to see at least similar. You had indicated in November in a joint letter to the Chancellor that "the results of the Commission to develop alone, no legal effects. This can only be done through statutory provisions, regulations, and state contracts. Also the provision of the necessary financial resources requires appropriate decisions by the budget legislator. In other words, If the decisions are to be implemented by the Commission, it needs the appropriate political majorities at the Federal but especially in the countries and with the countries“.

in this respect, say political observers, is the coal exit already-in-chief is a matter for the Chancellor.

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