The President of the Berlin House of Representatives, Dennis Buchner, has defended the planned quick decision on the supplementary budget. Red-Green-Red wants to wrap him up by mid-November, even before the state constitutional court decides on a possible repeat of the House of Representatives election. "So far we have been assuming that Parliament will remain fully capable of acting even after the verdict on November 16," the SPD politician told the daily newspaper "taz" (Monday). "But if that's not the case, then we have to decide on the supplementary budget beforehand."
Buchner acknowledged that Parliament had to work under time pressure on this important issue. "Due to the short time we have, we certainly have fewer parliamentary opportunities to have a say and control than if you debate a normal budget for half a year," he said. "On the other hand, this is about shooting in certain areas and not about a completely new budget, and it's more important to me that we support the people in Berlin."
Interview in the "taz"