a Clear setback for the Swiss Greens. A clear majority of almost 65 percent of the Voters said on Sunday a high bill, according to no to a people's initiative, which was directed against the urban sprawl Helvetia. The Bernese research Institute GFS created the extrapolation, which is considered to be reliable.
As the winner, the government presented, however. The Cabinet, in which there is no Green sits, had warned against the adoption of the Initiative. Thus, the Swiss limit the greens influence in your country that is famous throughout the world for its impressive nature.
The people's initiative against urban sprawl comes from the young Green. Their mother party, the Greens and the social Democrats were behind the Plan. "In the past few decades, thousands of hectares of cultivated land, natural landscapes, and other green building areas", explained Lucjan Franzini, Co-President of the young Greens.
How enough living space.
Per second will concreted over in the more than 41000 square kilometres, Switzerland is almost a square. These "concrete wildlife" wanted to stop the growth of the young Green with a radical provision in the Constitution.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
to order According to your plans, the total area of the building zones should be frozen at the current level. At the same time, it should be built outside the building zones "only what is really necessary". By a "house approach" with the ground, the Swiss could create more living space.
But most of the confederates didn't believe in the promise of the Green. The skepticism articulated at best, the social democratic environment Minister, Simonetta Sommaruga, although her party campaigned for a ' Yes ' to the Initiative. Sommaruga stressed that a "rigid construction zones-stop" ignore the needs of the population and the economy.
landscape protection and fear of rising prices
and the Initiative the cantonal and regional characteristics. "Where land is scarce, growing there is also a danger that the apartment prices are on the rise," warned Federal councillor Sommaruga. And you referred to the Revision of the spatial planning act, to which the Swiss already in 2013, said Yes.More about
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rejected The arguments Sommarugas convinced many Swiss, because the Swiss Federal councillor is regarded as a dedicated fighter for the protection of the landscape. "It's not ideal that the Initiative is ironically fought by a left-wing Federal councillor," complained thinking of also Lucjan Franzini of the young Greens.Jan Dirk Jack man