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Several countries support development aid for flood areas

2021-07-22T00:50:45.110Z

The floods in Germany took away loved ones from many people and destroyed their homes. Several federal states have now announced their financial participation in the development aid.



The floods in Germany took away loved ones from many people and destroyed their homes.

Several federal states have now announced their financial participation in the development aid.

Berlin - Several federal states have indicated their willingness to financially support the planned development aid for the flood areas.

"Saxony-Anhalt will participate in solidarity with the financial challenges through a development fund," said Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) of the "Rheinische Post".

"Saxony-Anhalt experienced the same solidarity from the federal government and the federal states in 2013."

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) made a similar statement to the editorial network Germany (RND): “Saxony itself has experienced a great deal of solidarity in the course of the past flood disasters.

It goes without saying that the Free State will participate in the planned reconstruction aid. ”Bremen's Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD) told the RND that Bremen naturally showed solidarity and would support reconstruction in West and South Germany.

"Thuringia will participate to the necessary extent in solidarity aid funds," said Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) according to the "Handelsblatt".

In addition, a nationwide commitment to a system of compulsory compensation for natural hazards is needed.

According to the newspaper, the Hessian Ministry of Finance pointed out that the financial situation of the federal states was already tense due to the consequences of the corona pandemic: "The federal states expect a proposal from the federal government that takes this situation into account and avoids excessive demands on state finances."

Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) initially referred to the emergency aid after the RND report.

“A longer-term reconstruction fund will have to be discussed, including how this could be designed,” he said.

A week after the flood disaster began, especially in western Germany, the federal government decided on Wednesday to provide immediate aid of initially 200 million euros. The countries concerned are to contribute funds in the same amount, so that a total of up to 400 million euros is available. A construction fund worth billions is also planned. After the flood disaster of 2013, the federal government and all federal states jointly financed the multi-billion dollar reconstruction. dpa

Source: merkur

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