When Horst Seehofer's man wants to explain to the home what is he doing so, he comes to the clarification on the Berlin transport system to speak of. Today, when new routes were being planned, they asked the managers: "Are there enough people that get on and ride?" 150 years ago, as the Berlin S-Bahn network, argues Michael Frehse, have to such questions is "God is thanks". "But it has been said: The city grows. This is very clear.“ Then you have to stop on the "green Meadow" is planned, "knowing that the green Meadow is also expanding soon".
This is the philosophy of the Interior and the home Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) newly created home Department describes in the core. The 64-year-old lawyer Frehse is chief of the Department of H; H is for home. "Almost negligently," I have to leave the policy in the past decades, a lot of the "free play of the market," says Frehse. The recipe of Seehofer and him: "it is an active government structural policy". He summarizes the goal of his efforts: Young and old people to live where they want to live.
How it might look, has looked at the Seehofer on Friday in the town of Bernburg in the Saxony-Anhalt saline County and with volunteers, students, and entrepreneurs about their wishes and ideas for the future discussed. "It's a teaching hour was, in fact, for me so far, because I've registered that you can do at your Desk alone is not a good policy, but that you have to get out," he concluded.
he had been pleasantly surprised: All of the people with whom he had spoken, had sprayed love for their Region and self-confident, challenged to take the issues into their own hands. The greatest desire on him and the policy was that obstacles such as bureaucracy. "That was a hit," he said to the decision to start the exploration tour in Bernburg.daily mirror tomorrow location for Free order
The salt district wants a "Smart Region" ("Smart Region"). Roughly speaking: The lives of the citizens should be better, even with the help of digitization. A concrete project: A care service to take in the future, can people of the village the village - the nurses are with their cars anyway. Bernburg is the first Station on Seehofer's tour of Germany, in the course of which he wants up to next year all provinces to visit. When and where the journey goes further, it remained open in the first place.
The establishment of equal living conditions was one of the most important political tasks of the coming decade, says Seehofer. "In order to achieve this goal, we need not only statistics and Numbers of institutes and ministries, but we need to take the people in the view. I would like to speak on my trip to Germany with people about their wishes and Worries, about what makes you proud of your home and what you need specifically, in order for this home to live.“ The only way policy could arise, the incoming people.
Seehofer, the feels, after long years as Bavarian Minister-President in Berlin is still a bit of a father of the country, want a government that cares. For example, about buses and trains also travel to the country, that there are kindergartens, hospitals and a good mobile phone network. "The state has set the framework to ensure that in vast areas of Germany, the feeling of the left one," Seehofer formulated in a guest contribution to the "Handelsblatt". "It will take up to ten years, until we operate the long-term structural policies so that we can talk ratios of equivalent life," he added in Bernburg.
The concept has been tried in Bavaria, with his home Ministry. This includes decentralisation. Frehse refers to the recommendation of the coal Commission, the Federal government should create up to 5,000 new jobs in regions affected by the Coal phase-out. Seehofer writes this decision on the flags.
An active state all of the German Cabinet is not your choice, however. "Not all excited about it," says Frehse. New laws are not suited to the representation of Frehse and his comrades-in-arms as a gauge for the success or failure of the Department H. The home-people go there rather to advertise within the Federal government for their policy approach to convince. "Our thoughts are far across," says Frehse and says that you also need the support of the countries.More about
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help protect the home Department are expected to - in the meanwhile, most of 144,5 positions occupied Equal living conditions to be of the Commission. The panel of experts from the Federal government, länder and associations to present at the end of June or beginning of July. For the implementation you can force anyone, but with the Chairman Seehofer and the Co-Chairman Julia Klöckner (CDU/Minister of agriculture), and Franziska Giffey (SPD/Minister for family Affairs) you know at least a couple of Ministers. That Seehofer can be uncomfortable, if something goes against the grain, he has already shown several times in his political career - even if the power is not fighting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) went out always in his favor. (dpa)