Lower Saxony and Bremen
Because it asks for a fair distribution of burdens when it comes to accepting refugees
Hannover (dpa/lni) – In view of the growing number of war refugees from Ukraine, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil (SPD), considers that a fair distribution of the burden between the federal and state governments is urgently required. He welcomed the establishment of a joint working group that will deliver results on April 7. “This is not a postponement, but the preparation of very important decisions,” Weil said Thursday after the federal-state talks. Municipalities also need a reliable system.
Bremen Prime Minister Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD) said it was good that the federal government recognized its shared responsibility in sharing the costs of accommodating and caring for Ukrainian refugees and sharing the costs fairly between states and municipalities. “This is a sign, especially for cities and regions that have already welcomed above-average numbers of people and will soon reach their breaking point.”
According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, almost 175,000 people from Ukraine had been registered in Germany since the beginning of the Russian attack on February 24. Most are women and children.