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Minister holds chancellery to block | Free press

SPD politician and Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht calls for more momentum in the fight against racism and right-wing extremism. Two laws should be passed before the summer holidays.

Berlin (dpa) – Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht accuses the Chancellery of “blocking” two federal government projects against right-wing extremism and racism.

“I now see the last chance to pass the laws on the ‘race’ concept and the law on the promotion of democracy before the summer holidays and the general election come,” the SPD politician said in the Funke newspapers media group. “The Chancellor must ask himself whether the federal government really wants to send the message: we do not take the fight against racism and right-wing extremism seriously. That would be fatal. “

“The chancellery blocked, citing the fact that the union faction in the Bundestag is not participating,” said Lambrecht. When asked whether the Union is blind in the right eye, the Minister of Justice said: “In any case, it is a devastating signal to all people in Germany dealing with right-wing extremist violence if the Union gives the impression racism cannot be seriously pursued. And with their blockade of the already agreed draft constitutional amendment, this is exactly the impression.

Both projects are part of the 89-point plan against right-wing extremism and racism that the cabinet decided in December. It is intended, among other things, to provide adequate support in the prevention of extremism. The Union’s parliamentary group in the Bundestag has recently requested changes.

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