Status: 02/21/2021 12:34 p.m.
Corona has shown it: The country is not prepared to react quickly and uniformly to crises – says the CDU / CSU parliamentary group leader Brinkhaus. That is why he calls for a fundamental reform of the German administration.
The chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Ralph Brinkhaus, demands that the German state be comprehensively reformed 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 “Welt am Sonntag”. “We need a reform of the century – maybe even a revolution.”
Administration, digitization, education
Brinkhaus named five areas in which comprehensive modernization was required: administration, digitization, federal-state cooperation, education system and disaster control. After the general election this year, the reform process must become an integral part of the coalition negotiations, demands Brinkhaus.
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.”
No emergency legislation
The re are no joint federal, state and local crisis teams that can be activated quickly.”
Brinkhaus believes that the education system must also become digital: “It makes no sense to leave the digitization of schools to the 16 federal states and 16 data protection officers individually.