Green migration minister dismissed from government
Created: 09/01/2023, 16:00
Dirk Adams (Bündnis90/Die Grünen), Minister for Migration, Justice and Consumer Protection, speaks during the government media conference on the current status of the reception of Ukrainian refugees in Thuringia.
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Thuringia Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) has dismissed Justice and Migration Minister Dirk Adams from his post at the request of the Greens.
The head of government personally handed over the dismissal certificate to Adams on Monday, said a spokeswoman for the state chancellery on request in Erfurt.
The 54-year-old, who has headed the ministry since 2020, is no longer a member of the red-red-green state government.
Erfurt - The top Green Party justified the dismissal of the migration minister by saying that there should be a fresh start in terms of personnel and that there were too many blockages in migration policy in Thuringia.
According to his own statements, Adams had not complied with demands for his resignation from the Greens.
She had therefore asked Ramelow for his release.
According to the coalition agreement, the three governing parties themselves decide who to send to the cabinet.
With a view to the 2024 state elections, the Greens are filling their two ministerial posts in the Thuringian state government.
Greens state chairman Bernhard Stengele is to become environment and energy minister.
The 59-year-old is also set to take on the role of Vice Prime Minister.
The Thuringian Police Chief Inspector Doreen Denstädt will head the Ministry of Justice and Migration.
According to the Greens, Denstädt would probably be the first black female minister in East Germany after her appointment in early February in the state parliament.