Presidency of the Council and Corona crisis: Merkel faces up to the questions of the deputies

the government survey, from 13 watch in the Bundestag Chancellor Angela Merkel is to the members of Parliament "I Find kind of weird": Merkel respo

Presidency of the Council and Corona crisis: Merkel faces up to the questions of the deputies
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  • government survey, from 13 watch in the Bundestag
  • Chancellor Angela Merkel is to the members of Parliament
  • "I Find kind of weird": Merkel responds to the Left-a question surly (entry 13.21 PM)

14.06 PM: Now it goes to the Situation in the Large slaughterhouses. The Situation has become worse, "unspeakable", says a Green member. What a change for a more humane Situation for staff and animals?, so the question is. "We are going to abolish contracts for this industry, because they have been exploited. Thus, the costs will rise. That's okay. Then there will be better conditions of competition", said the Chancellor. Also on the topic of animal welfare, Merkel says: "We absolutely must do something." With this issue, the government ends up questioning.

Merkel in the Bundestag: "policy on the backs of Refugees

13.44 PM: must be no repeat of The Situation in the Mediterranean is of concern to me", says Luise Amtsberg of the Green - and in the context of the situation on the Greek Islands. "Keep a coordinated European rescue right?" Merkel replies: "I think it is important that we control the search and rescue much better. We need to prevent that people go all in danger," says Merkel. "We share the concern", stressed Merkel. Asylum policy was an important issue for the presidency. "We need to humanitarian action, we must not develop the impression that people are in a dangerous Situation."

In your demand Amtsberg is illegal Pushbacks of Refugees to the European Land and sea borders. It was unacceptable, if international law is broken at this point. "Will you work to ensure that such operations are solved?", Amtsberg asks. Merkel: "We want to comply with international law, and international law. I don't want to work to ensure that it does not even come to such situations." Policy on the backs of refugees should not be allowed to repeat itself. If you must always bring in danger, in order to overcome the external EU border, this is not a mechanism. "We need regulated agreements with the neighbouring countries." dpa

13.37 PM: A CDU is a member of Parliament on the current relationship with Turkey. Merkel replies: "We need a coherent strategy for Turkey. On the one hand, it is clear that we are strategically connected to each other." The refugee question about successful only if it meets agreements. "We have the issue of Syria and the Libya issue, with many facets. We have criticisms to make of many human rights issues." Germany trying the various facets of the relationship to Turkey is to meet Merkel. "The together only with France."

13.33 at: An AfD member railed about the level of education of immigrants, many would refer to as Hartz IV, he claims. Merkel replies, you have seen how the Minister for the family, young students, come 2015 and 2016 as refugees to Germany, handed over the certificates. It was students who have a baccalaureate with a 1. "Perhaps you can also let these people to come in their versions of the word," says Merkel, to the address of the AfD group.

"I Find kind of weird": Merkel responds to the Left-a question surly

13.21 PM: "Temporary Employees and contract workers will lose in the crisis than first your Job," mini-jobbers " are not at all secured," criticized a Left-members. "What do you want to companies, in order to ensure good and safe work, so that people need have no fears for the future?", she asks the Chancellor. Merkel replies: "We are experiencing the long-worst economic collapse. We will feel the impact on the labour market. We come in a very serious time and we will respond where necessary - for example, by contracts for work to be banned in the meat industry."

The Left-the Deputy checks to: "the coffers of The social security empty." There is no solid financing concept. Merkel replies: "I expect to rarely support from your direction, but you to criticize, of all things, the ceiling of the social security contributions and that the Federal government is committed, I find it remarkable. You know: The social security contributions are the taxes of those who earn below the Tax liability. We give tax subsidies, is the right response for those who earn little. But you criticize this, I find kind of funny," says Merkel, a bit harshly. The Bundestag, German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the government survey in the Bundestag.

13.16 PM: "In a time in which we do everything possible to competition to remain viable", had declining tax revenue is a Problem. Therefore, the German-French Plan was in relation to the reconstruction Fund as a Central, stressed Merkel with views of the well started German presidency of the Council. "We make sure that the functioning of the internal market."

AfD Deputy irritated with the police-a question in the Bundestag, Merkel reacts confidently

13.08 PM: After the brief introduction, the members may now ask questions. Gottfried Curio, the first question for the AfD, and Horst Seehofer and his handling of the controversial article in the "taz". Merkel replies: "the attacks against police officers have increased, is a worrying development," says Merkel. "I will support the Minister of the interior, that he has taken the article as an occasion to have a conversation with the press Council and the 'taz'. I think that is exactly the right way."

Curio sees it differently. He speaks of a left shift of the Union", a "distance to the own security forces," Merkel prevented a criminal complaint, Seehofer dissuaded, he claims. Merkel looked on in astonishment: "I know what you know," says Merkel. "I don't reports of internal discussions. I believe that we will show an absolutely correct response, and by placing us behind our security forces." It is Central that you can search that in common conversation. "So you go under the Democrats together," the way of Ironing out the statements Curios scores.

13.07 PM: The Chancellor also deals with the relationship between the European Union and the United Kingdom. "The progress here is very clear." The goal is to close in the autumn, an agreement, says Merkel in relation to the Brexit. "But we should not make provisions for the case that an agreement came into being. We are determined to do everything to ensure that we Europeans are moving forward together."

13.04 PM: "I'd like to speak to in my introductory remarks to the German Council presidency. Of course, the time of the Corona will be characterized to a pandemic", begins to Chancellor Merkel. "It is particularly important to me that we are strengthening the cohesion in Europe." In particular, opportunities for young people is on the Work that needed to be improved.

13.02 PM: Now it's happening in the Bundestag. The Chancellor has already arrived. First, it is but a vote on the agenda.

11.55 am: , The Chancellor closed the meeting at 13 o'clock will start with a presentation, after which members can and also other issues. Among the most important tasks of the German presidency of the EU Council agreement on a programme of aid for the particularly of the Corona-pandemic-affected States, as well as the preparation of the next multiannual EU budget. The Federal government wants to push other issues, such as climate protection and the digitization progress.

In the following Merkel's Bundestag appearance, the members of the afternoon debating the presidency of the Council.

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Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 09:26

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