House of Representatives – Berlin – House of Representatives: Debate on racism and discrimination – politics
Berlin (dpa / bb) – What can Berlin do against racism and discrimination? The Berlin House of Representatives will deal with this question on Thursday. At the request of the SPD parliamentary group, parliament is debating it in a current hour. The occasion is the second anniversary of the racist attack in Hanau, Hesse. On February 19, 2020, a 43-year-old German murdered nine people for racist reasons.
The plenum will also discuss the urgent motion by the CDU and FDP parliamentary group to issue a declaration of solidarity with Ukraine. The CDU MPs criticize Russia’s recognition of the separatist areas of Luhansk and Donetsk as a blatant disregard for Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty and a dangerous breach of international law.
Dealing with climate activists from the “Last Generation” initiative, who protest against food waste and for a more consistent climate policy and organize motorway blockades for this purpose, among other things, is on the agenda. The state parliament had already debated this 14 days ago.
The second reading and the vote on the change in the law for state parliamentarians is pending. The sticking point is the increase in the monthly allowances for MPs from 6,532 to 6,657 euros. The left faction is critical of this and has already announced that it will spend the net sum of around 26,000 euros this year on the Catholic Women’s Social Service (SkF).
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