Green party chief Katrin Göring-Eckardt calls for the start of the state election year in the state of Brandenburg, Thuringia and Saxony more support for the East.

“The Federal government must undertake, from now on, any new Federal authority, and each new research facility in East Germany to settle,” said the Newspapers of the Funke media group (Online Tuesday). “To the East has caught up, it will take a long time.” At the same time, she argued that East Germans in East German administrations in the case of equivalent qualifications, preferred.

Göring-Eckardt recalled a Bundestag resolution from the year 1992, according to Federal authorities and research institutions preferably should arise in the East. Since then, the Federal government have settled, however, 20 facilities in the West and only five in the East, least of all the Federal roads in Leipzig. “And even these institutions are usually managed by West Germans,” criticized the Green party politician. “This is due to the fact that the Easterners would be dumber, or the wrong training.”

With such handicaps would have to be final. “We have made good experience with preference in case of equal qualifications,” said Göring-Eckardt. This could be a possibility for East German administrations. “It needs an overall strategy for Eastern Germany.”

it affirmed that the East should continue to benefit from the solidarity surcharge. “There can be no question, now, all funds to North Rhine-Westphalia or Saarland redirect,” she said. “The Soli must continue to help the East. It will take a while until we have equal living conditions in East and West.”


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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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