▷ Haase: Mixed responsibilities do not improve the state’s efficiency

25.10.2021 – 15:14

CDU / CSU – parliamentary group

Berlin (ots)

We advocate greater creative leeway for municipalities

The local politics working group of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group was constituted on Monday. The re-elected chairman Christian Haase explains:

“The CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag has the highest share of municipal office and mandate experience of all Bundestag parliamentary groups in its ranks. Municipal aspects are more important than ever in federal political projects. namely the municipalities – to prevent and to further strengthen local self-government.

The pivotal point of federal policy in the coming years must be to create and maintain room for maneuver on site. This compass of subsidiarity, freedom and responsibility must be an important yardstick. The result paper of the coalition sounding presented by the SPD, Greens and FDP suggests exactly the opposite if closer cooperation between the federal government, states and municipalities is sought.

Mixed competencies do not contribute to clarity and neither do they improve the state’s efficiency. On the contrary: funding programs ensure, for example, that the gap between structurally strong and structurally weaker municipalities continues to widen. Structurally weak municipalities do not even have the opportunity to use funding programs because they cannot penetrate the funding jungle and hardly have sufficient capacities to process applications. Instead of reducing bureaucracy and programs, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz prefers to feed the municipalities with an advisory program for their own programs. The 400 funding consultations targeted by PD – Consultants of the Public Sector GmbH by 2026 are no more than a drop in the ocean. Departure looks different.

On-site design leeway is not created through funding programs, but through freely available funds, for example from an adjusted sales tax participation of the municipalities. The local politics working group of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag will continue to be the stabilizing anchor of local self-government at the federal level for the next four years and will work to strengthen local self-government. ”


The Local Policy Working Group of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag bundles local political expertise and ensures that local issues are taken into account in all parliamentary groups, committees and in the plenary of the German parliament with its own initiatives and those of others. It thus makes an important contribution to the future viability of our municipalities.

It is repeatedly criticized that investment aid provided by the federal government for municipalities is not called up quickly enough. This is due to several factors – including the lack of clarity and the requirements when submitting applications, which in particular prevent structurally weak municipalities from using funds because the capacities for processing applications cannot be kept available there.

The PD consultant of the public hand GmbH advertises that they want to offer at least 400 subsidy consultations by 2026 among others for municipalities.

The CDU / CSU parliamentary group represents the mainstream parties in parliament and is committed to freedom, cohesion and personal responsibility. On the basis of the Christian image of man, the Union parliamentary group advocates a strong, free and democratic constitutional state, the social and ecological market economy, integration into the Western community of values ​​and the unification of Europe. The chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag is Ralph Brinkhaus.

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Original content by: CDU / CSU – Bundestag faction, transmitted by news aktuell


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