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Football clubs can be involved in police costs
The Federal administrative court in Leipzig has confirmed that the German football League (DFL) cost of extra Police in high-risk involved. So far the cost only by the state - and therefore the taxpayers - were worn. Now the German League-soccer has a new cost factor, the he has to add: the police play more costs in high-risk. the Ralf Wiegand Ralf Wiegand

Ralf Wiegand, Born in 1967, belongs to the Department of Investigative Research. He started his professional career in 1988/89 in the case of the Franconian news in Tauberbischofsheim and then spent seven years as a sports editor in Bremen in the Weser-Kurier. From the house to the Clubberer-trained, so with the 1. FC Nuremberg kept, took care of it from now on - and till today - Werder Bremen. In 1997, he moved to the sports editors of the süddeutsche Zeitung to the Publisher based in Munich. In 2003, he left the Department and was a political correspondent in Hamburg. In 2013, then re-return to Munich, involved in the development of a new SZ at the weekend and then editor in the newly created Department of book Two. Since 2016 is a member of the editorial Board of Investigative Research.

The German football League (DFL) may be involved in the costs for police operations in high-risk in football. The Federal administrative court in Leipzig has returned on Friday a complaint filed by the DFL against such charges the account of the state of Bremen, although, once again, to the upper administration court of the Hanseatic city - that's where it will go but in a new hearing only to the amount of the costs. In principle, the German Supreme administrative court holds such fees invoices for legal.

"It is a decision that is certainly been different than we thought. You must admit," said League President Reinhard Rauball, immediately after the decision. He had already announced previously, the cost to Werder Bremen to continue, and in other cases, the associations in the duty take. Bremen's interior Senator Ulrich Mäurer (SPD) felt, in his opinion, fully confirmed. "I think the Federal administrative court has written with today's decision, the history of law. It was a question of principle, which was: Is it permissible for the costs of police operations in part of the DFL will be charged? And the answer today was clear: Yes, it is permissible," said Mäurer.

The Leipzig judgment had become necessary to check an example of the Hanseatic city of Bremen on its legality: The Senate had sent in the year 2015, the DFL as the organizer, a Fee for police action during the German Bundesliga match Werder Bremen against Hamburger SV. The always explosive North Derby between clubs of the two Hanseatic cities caused traditionally a higher effort by the Police than in the ordinary League play usual. To the Fans of the two bearings apart, there are more police officers needed, which are often requested from other Federal States and in the Hanseatic city have to be accommodated; the willingness of the police accumulated Overtime.

The so-called high-risk game in addition to the costs incurred in the amount of approximately 415 000 Euro, has made the Land of Bremen in the DFL in the account and want to process in the future in similar games. The DFL had filed against it, in the first instance, also won, in the second instance before the higher regional court of Bremen but lost. Therefore, the case landed on the table of the Leipzig Federal judge.

the amount of The invoice will be checked again

And see the Bremen policy in the law. Although football clubs were also self-taxpayer, have so a part of the police costs already "paid". In the Bremen state law regulation according to which the protection of high-risk commercial events with more than 5000 spectators fees will be charged more effort for the police apply, in the opinion of the judge, but legitimate. Without this protection, the argument you, the event could not be planned - in this case, the explosive Bundesliga game - like, or in the worst case do not even take place. This risk takes the police to the organiser through increased police presence, and the state may ask the organiser for the Fund.

the Federal administrative court only, which individual Items may be charged. It is, therefore, to review the amount of the invoice, which has made Bremen the DFL once again. The Bundesliga matches in Bremen, Germany for high - risk and only for this category in the future will have to pay, nothing will change.

will be Interesting to see how the other States react to this decision. Initially, all of the other countries had been behind the attitude of the DFL, according to which the securing of public order is the task of the state and are not cashed should be. After the DFL, however, was a failure in the second instance, with this view, the eunuch some countries, for example in Rhineland-Palatinate, already expressed, to take such charges into consideration. Now you have the Supreme court Okay - and the German League-soccer has a new cost factor, the he has to add: the police play more costs in high-risk.

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