Canada: Wüst calls for reliable support for refugees

BUND-LANDER consultations with Chancellor for the relief package.

 BUND-LANDER consultations with Chancellor for the relief package. © Picture Alliance/dpa | Michael Kappeler from left to right: Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP), Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) from left to right: Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP), Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) The federal-state consultations planned for this Wednesday with Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) are postponed because of his Corona infection.

Before the federal-state round, North Rhine-Westphalia's Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst has warned reliable financial aid from the federal government for the accommodation of refugees.

Aus der Ukraine vertriebene Menschen verlassen eine Flüchtlingsunterkunft in Hamburg. © Marcus Brandt/DPA People displaced from Ukraine leave refugee accommodation in Hamburg.

"If winter comes now when cold and wet penetrates into the destroyed houses in Ukraine, then more people will come to us -" said the CDU politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group. «Your decent accommodation and care is one of the big tasks for municipalities and countries. It takes money for that. " You now need the succession plan promised by the Chancellor when financing the refugee costs. The federal government must "commit to joint responsibility for the refugees". Wüst also explained with a view to the high energy costs, the challenges of autumn and winter are large and diverse.

Ukraine refugees: No evidence of abuse of performance

 Ukraine refugees: No evidence of abuse of performance The Federal Government claims that according to its own statements that already left-the-run refugees from Ukraine illegally obtain social benefits in Germany. This emerges from a current report by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, which is available to the German Press Agency. © Felix Kästle/DPA Refugees from Ukraine are waiting at the main gate of the state recording facility in Sigmaringen (Baden-Württemberg).

traffic light measures package comprises 200 billion euros

The federal government wants to protect consumers and companies with a package of up to 200 billion euros from high energy prices because of the Ukraine war. Aids should be financed through loans. The countries expect Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) and his traffic light government clarity through the planned gas price brake and the financing of various relief measures. The consultations should also be about financing the admission of refugees.

The Social Association of Germany (SOVD) asked the federal states not to block the third relief package. "We need solidarity of the strong ones with the weaker and a community effort from the federal and state governments," said chairman Michaela Engelmeier of the Funke Mediengruppe. Four weeks have been past since the agreement on the package. "The federal and state governments must not carry out their dispute on the back of those affected." She demanded speed: "The high costs for food are incurred every week."

Zieschang criticizes results of the refugee summit .
Saxony-Anhalt Interior Minister Tamara Zieschang (CDU) criticized the results of the refugee summit with Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD). "The refugee summit came too late and it is disappointing as a result," said the CDU politician on Wednesday at the government survey in the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt. © Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa/Archive Tamara Zieschang (CDU), Minister of the Interior in Saxony-Anhalt, at a press conference.

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