Parliamentary Digest 2nd October: Budget week and 30 years of German unity

This week was the budget debate week, with 4 days of debate in the Bundestag. Saturday was also the 30th anniversary of German reunification. Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) introduced the budget for 2021 on Tuesday and there was a general debate. This was followed by debates by department over the next three days, as … Continue reading Parliamentary Digest 2nd October: Budget week and 30 years of German unity

Parliamentary Digest 11th September

A round up of what's going on in the Bundestag, Bundesrat and state parliaments The Bundestag returned after the summer break this week, while some of the state parliaments either had plenary sittings or committee hearings. Right-extremism and hate crime https://twitter.com/welt/status/1303817601844473856 On Wednesday, the first sitting day of the plenary, the Bundestag honoured the police … Continue reading Parliamentary Digest 11th September