In the dispute between the Federal and state money for the planned school digitization and amendment of the basic law is a compromise palpable.

The Federal funds are to be limited according to data from the negotiation circuits of Tuesday more clearly than previously planned on the improvement of local education infrastructure.

it is Also to be provided for future Federal programs in favor of the Federal States, no co-financing of the countries with a fixed rate. How the German press Agency learned on Tuesday, according to the compromise proposal only: “The Federal funds are in addition to the own resources of the countries.” Previously, the Stuttgarter Zeitung and Stuttgarter Nachrichten had reported on the proposal.

These compromise lines explored by a working group, which prepared the next meeting of the mediation Committee of the Bundesrat and the Bundestag. Now, with the group of peaks in the Bundestag and with the governments of the sixteen Federal States of tune. The mediation Committee should be on 20. February days.

The Bundestag had approved the plans of the Federal government already allocated to the countries they have rejected in the Bundesrat. It comes to billions in aid for the planned digitization of schools. Education is basically the responsibility of the States. Critics opposing the current plans of the Federal government, because they fear that the countries with the planned basic law could lose change competences to the Federal government.

Federal Minister of education, Anja Karliczek (CDU) said to the dpa: “I am optimistic that a good outcome of the negotiations is within reach.” You expect a result, this is creating a secure constitutional basis for the digital Pact and ensured that the provided for Federal aid to arrive in the schools.

Baden-württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Green party) said in Stuttgart: “Easter must be a button on it. So much is clear.” Possibly there could be also an agreement very quickly. The Federal States did not put pressure on you.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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