On the second and final day of their party conference have voted, the delegates of the CDU in addition to personnel changes, several substantive amendments. Among other things, it was decided that the charitable status of the German environmental aid (DUH). The CDU wants to work to ensure that the Association receives no funds from the Federal budget.
The CDU in the Federal government and the Union group should encourage “the fact that budget and off-budget funds, which have not yet been prohibited to be bound will be provided with a lock flag, and in future the house will not be included for the DUH”, – stated in the decision.
The club plays a Central role in the debate on the driving bans on diesel cars in German towns and cities, and has, in the past few months, in many cities, driving bans in court. The DUH wants to push through with the complaints, the compliance with the nitrogen limits. The environmental assistance would be deprived of the benefit to the public but, should you make it difficult to the financing. Such an examination is the responsibility of the tax office.
in view of the many complaints, the DUH is currently losing Supporters. So last week, the Japanese car maker Toyota had announced to quit from the next year, his money payments to the auto-critical lobby group. With the commitment of the DUH, in a number of cities diesel driving bans court to enforce that have to do with the decision. According to media reports, was withdrawn Recently, the brewery group Krombacher DUH, the support.
“Alarming and disturbing”
The German environmental aid Association criticized the CDU’s decision. The new CDU-Chairman, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’ve been told several times that their party had neglected the subject of the environment, said the DUH-Federal managing Director Sascha Müller-Kraenner. “In this respect, it is surprising that an organization that is committed to the compliance with European environmental standards, through the CDU so under attack.” It is frightening and alarming that this kind of attack by a state-supporting party like the CDU.
Moreover, the party decided, the solidarity surcharge until the end of 2021 to eliminate it altogether. That could cost according to calculations by about ten billion euros. The party stressed in its decision, but at the same time, you hold on to “the goal of a balanced budget without new debts”. The decision should, however, have little chance of implementation in this parliamentary term. Union and SPD have agreed to a deletion of the solos for 90 percent of contributors, the social Democrats are in favour of the abolition for Contribution payers, and payers with high income.
Financially, the Bundeswehr is supposed to benefit. She was challenged with the task of global crisis management for a long time, it is called in the application. That’s why you must grow both materially and in terms of personnel, modern equipped and with a higher operational readiness. To give the German armed forces, the financial resources that they urgently need, is to increase spending on the defense budget until 2024 to 1.5 percent of gross domestic product. In the long term, expenditure is set to rise to two per cent of the gross domestic product. Thus, the CDU supported the aim of the Nato countries to increase their expenditure on military and defence to two per cent.
decisions on pensions, and wind power plants
Also wants to make the CDU occupational pensions more attractive and the previous collection of health insurance contributions in the case of the payout to get rid of. Against the will of the request of the Commission, the delegates decided, by a large majority, that the so-called double verb eitragung should be abolished. Since 2004, the recipients of the operation have to pay after the pensions and insurance contracts for an amount of more than 150 euros per month, health insurance and nursing care insurance contributions, both for workers and for employers. As a result, the health insurance take up according to the CDU-Bundestag Karin Maag year of 5.8 billion euros.
Thomas de Maizière, Chairman of the Amendment Committee, warned of the financial burden. A complete reversal of the scheme, including a refund of the health insurance contributions, would cost, according to experts, up to 40 billion euros. Only the work would be in the future, the donor share, there would be contribution of failures of a year, 2.9 billion euros, said Maag. Conceivable that this amount will be financed from the Federal budget to relieve the health insurance companies. It was about it with the Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz (SPD) in an interview.
in addition, the delegates voted on the abolition of the privileges for wind turbines in the building. A request of the young Union of the CDU-kreisverband Paderborn was adopted by the majority of the delegates. The application proposes to replace the privileging of wind power through a “positive planning requirement”. In practice, the more say for local authorities would mean.
“but We are for renewable energy,” said Karl-Heinz cheek from Paderborn, who introduced the motion. So far, new wind power installations are not according to section 35 of the building code is permitted, if the public interests to the contrary. The privileged admission of wind turbines in the outer area of the cities and municipalities is considered to be the crucial planning special legal regulation, which had the strong Expansion of wind energy in the past few years. In many municipalities, the Expansion but met with Protest.