“After sixteen years of government, the group leader’s call for a revolution comes as a surprise,” he said. In fact, there is a considerable need for reform in Germany with regard to digitization, the speed of approval procedures and federal cooperation. “Our country is now a victim of self-restraint when it comes to infrastructure projects, education funding by the federal government and administration,” he said. Initiatives such as more cooperation between the federal and state levels in schools or the establishment of a digital ministry have so far been slowed down by the CDU.
The “new insight of the Union” opens a window of opportunity that the FDP would like to open wide.
“We need a reform of the century – maybe even a revolution,” Brinkhaus had told “Welt am Sonntag”. What is needed is “a modernization of our entire statehood”. Brinkhaus named digitization, new planning and approval processes as well as better networking of the individual levels from the federal government to the municipalities as the most important goals. It also makes no sense to leave the digitization of schools to 16 federal states and 16 data protection officers individually. / Cn / DP / zb