Kretschmer doubts a national emergency brake | Free press


The Prime Minister of Sken, Michael Kretschmer, does not believe that the population is convinced of the emergency brake: we are “in a spiral that divides politics and population”.

Berlin (dpa) – Saxon Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has questioned the need for uniform national rules in the fight against the corona pandemic.

The federal emergency brake caused a lot of excitement. It has not been possible to convince the population of the necessity of these measures, ”the CDU politician told the newspapers of the Funke media group.

It is true that it is legitimate for the federal legislature to act. “But we have to recognize that we are in a spiral that divides politics and population. That’s not good, ”Kretschmer emphasized. “From this we must learn that regional decisions are better than federal intervention.”

On April 23, the nationally binding rules for stricter corona measures came into effect. In counties and urban districts that exceeded a seven-day incidence of 100 for three days, nighttime exit restrictions have since been in place. With the uniform regulations, politicians want to prevent a patchwork quilt in the federal states. So far they are limited to June 30th.

The union leader Ralph Brinkhaus reiterated his call for a fundamental reform of federalism to be addressed as a lesson from the pandemic. “Because my goal is to overhaul all structures, and certainly not to get the federal government to take over. So I don’t think much of the fact that the federal government is interfering with the daycare centers, ”said the CDU politician of the Düsseldorf Rheinische Post (Saturday).

Brinkhaus argued that such a reform should encompass all federal levels. “To disassemble and rearrange everything, we need some sort of convention in which all levels, from the federal government to the federal states to the municipalities, sit at one table and review responsibilities. Of course that does not happen overnight, it is a large-scale project. “

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