“Maybe even a revolution”: Brinkhaus advocates reform of the century


“Maybe even revolution”
Brinkhaus advocates reform of the century

 The  mills of the German administration are grinding very slowly in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. For the CDU top politician Brinkhaus, this is a reason to take a look at the future. He has a fundamental reform in mind – a “reform of the century”.
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 The  chairman of the Union parliamentary group, Ralph Brinkhaus, calls for a fundamental reform of the German state in view of the corona crisis. He doubts that the state structures still fit completely into the digital world of the 21st century, said the CDU politician of the newspaper “Welt am Sonntag”. “We need a reform of the century – maybe even a revolution.”

Brinkhaus named five areas in which comprehensive modernization was required: administration, digitization, federal-state cooperation, education system and disaster control. “It makes no sense to leave the digitization of the schools to 16 federal states and 16 data protection officers individually. We won’t make any progress.” And further: “We need a modernization of our entire statehood.”

No emergency legislation for civil crises

After the federal election this year, the reform process must become a key part of the coalition negotiations. To justify his plea, Brinkhaus referred to the Corona crisis. “In times of pandemics it is difficult that the Federal Minister of Health has little control over the local health authorities,” he said. At the same time he emphasized: “I do not want to question federalism. Nevertheless, we have to see whether it is still efficient everywhere.”

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 The  state is not prepared to react quickly, flexibly and uniformly to crises. © www.de24.news

 The re is almost no emergency legislation for civil crises. © www.de24.news

 The re are no joint federal, state and local crisis teams that can be activated quickly.”

When asked whether he wanted to remain chairman of the parliamentary group after the general election, Brinkhaus replied: “I would definitely like to play a key role in shaping this reform of the century.”

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