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Storm in Germany: Interior ministers demand more money from the federal government for sirens


90 million euros for a siren warning system are not enough for the interior ministers of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria. In a survey, 57 percent were dissatisfied with Armin Laschet. The overview.

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Siren in Lower Saxony


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Interior ministers demand more money for sirens

8:01 a.m

.: The interior ministers from Lower Saxony, Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia are calling for an increase in the funds in the federal government's new Siren funding program.

A one-off payment of 90 million euros is only a fraction of what is really needed, said Lower Saxony's head of department Boris Pistorius (SPD) of “Welt am Sonntag”.

The federal government has a duty to ensure that a nationwide functioning warning system is installed again.

Bavaria's Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU) said the program should be significantly increased.

Especially at night and when there is imminent danger to life, you need the piercing siren warning tone in order to reach as many citizens as possible.

57 percent rate Laschet's actions negatively

2:53 a.m.:

Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) has lost reputation in the flood disaster. This is the result of a survey by the polling institute Insa for "Bild am Sonntag". Accordingly, 57 percent of those surveyed rate Laschet's actions with regard to the floods in parts of Germany as negative, only 23 percent see his appearance as positive.

The Chancellor candidate of the Greens, Annalena Baerbock, also received a bad report from 46 percent of those surveyed, according to the survey, while 22 percent rated her actions in the flood disaster as positive. With 39 percent positive responses, the actions of the SPD candidate and Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz were rated the best, 29 percent saw his actions as negative. For comparison: Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) found 60 percent positive and 25 percent negative.

According to the paper, the evaluation also has an impact on voting preferences.

If the Chancellor were to be directly elected, Laschet would only receive 15 percent, according to the survey, which is 5 percentage points less than in the previous week.

Scholz, on the other hand, can increase his value by three points to 21 percent.

Baerbock comes unchanged to 14 percent, 38 percent would not vote for any of the three candidates.

Insa interviewed 1005 people on July 24th.

The Ministry of Transport expects 700 million euros in damage

0.20 a.m.:

The repair of the highways, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed in the flood is estimated at around 700 million euros.

This emerges from a situation assessment by the Federal Ministry of Transport, which the "Bild" newspaper, according to a preliminary report, is available.

The renovations could take months or even years and one must expect long closures of the routes.

pbe / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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