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The central themes discussed during Scholz’s visit to Brandenburg


Mar 26, 2024

Olaf Scholz is once again heading to the east of the republic, this time to the federal state of Brandenburg where elections will be held this year. Specifically, he will be speaking in the city of Brandenburg an der Havel at his second Chancellor Talks event of the year. 150 citizens will participate and have the opportunity to ask their questions. Scholz begins the event with a casual greeting and some small talk, before diving into a 90-minute Q&A session. Unlike his previous conversation in Dresden, Scholz refrains from giving clear messages during this event.

During the discussion, Scholz reiterates his support for the debt brake, emphasizing the need for fiscal responsibility even in times of crisis. He is open to reforming the rule outlined in the Basic Law and suggests that the debt brake may need to be revisited. However, he is firm in his belief that some form of fiscal restraint is necessary to prevent reckless spending.

Scholz also addresses the upcoming US election and expresses confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to stand up to Donald Trump. He reassures the audience that Germany is prepared for any potential changes in US policies, especially in relation to NATO commitments. The Chancellor also defends the decision to provide Ukrainian war refugees with welfare benefits in Germany, citing the urgency of the situation in Ukraine.

In addition, Scholz emphasizes the importance of affordable housing and the need for new construction projects to address the housing shortage. He discusses the government’s efforts to promote social housing and improve housing benefits for those in need. The Chancellor also calls for action to combat right-wing extremism and protect democracy, condemning hateful ideologies and advocating for inclusivity.

Overall, Scholz’s Chancellor Talks event in Brandenburg highlights his commitment to fiscal responsibility, international cooperation, and social justice. He engages with citizens on a variety of topics and addresses their concerns with honesty and clarity.

By editor

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