Also rejects 25 years after the signing of the Berlin/Bonn act of North Rhine-Westphalia for a shift of all the ministries in the capital, vehemently.

“Berlin is overheated today and completely overwhelmed and fighting for affordable housing,” said Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU), the German press Agency. “What sense will it make, now, of the thousands of civil servants and their families with billion-cost to Berlin to relocate?”

Since about two decades, Germany has de facto a double-the capital of The state ministries in Berlin and Bonn. 26. April it’s been 25 years since the Berlin/Bonn act was passed. It should govern the distribution between the two cities and saw that “the largest part of the jobs of the Federal ministries will remain in the Federal city of Bonn”. This is however already the case since 2008. There is a strong pull to Berlin.

“are Now only 33 percent of the Ministerial jobs in Bonn”, said mayor Ashok-Alexander Sridharan (CDU) of the dpa. So it could not go further. The division of labour between the two cities have proven to be anything other than a waste of money. “Put the costs into relation to the relocation and construction costs for those in the Bonn ministries, which had to move to Berlin,” said Sridharan. “How long could be commuted for this? 100 years?”

The North Rhine-Westphalian state government wants to negotiate with the government until the end of this year, a supplementary agreement to the Berlin/Bonn act. The objective was to strengthen Bonn as a second Federal political center. In addition, his Position as the UN should be strengthened-location and centre of excellence for Cyber-security.

Bonn have gained in the last 25 years of tremendous appeal, said Laschet. The city has a highly differentiated network of ministries, agencies, UN institutions, NGOs, scientific institutions and large companies. “This tried-and-tested structures, we must not put at risk,” warned the düsseldorf head of government. So coordinating the Bonn-based UN climate change Secretariat of the global efforts for climate protection. Against this Background, doing it hardly make sense, the experts from the Ministry of environment, the Ministry of development and the Ministry of education and research decided to move to Berlin.

The Bonn Republic was the Best thing that could happen to Germany after the Second world war, said Laschet. Bonn, I felt humility and at the same time openness. “Some in Berlin believe that the States and the reality of life in Berlin were typical for the whole of Germany – and discuss. The virtues of the Bonn Republic of the doctrine of the mean, composure, and modesty would also do well today.”

Even today, 6 of the 14 ministries for their first official seat in Bonn. The ministries for education and research, for health, for agriculture, for the environment, as well as for defense and development are established, the rest of the on the Spree. The Federal ministries, the first of which is based in Berlin, have a second seat in Bonn.