The week-long dispute between the SPD and die Linke over Berlin’s new housing development plan has been settled for now.
The red-red-green coalition approved the controversial urban development plan on Tuesday – after Berlin’s governing Mayor Michael Müller demanded that Senator for Urban Development Katrin Lompscher make adjustments. The changes include the development of four contested areas of the city: the Siemens campus in Spandau, the Gut Hellersdorf site, the Dragoner-areal in Kreuzberg and the Späthsfelde area in Treptow.
According to the Federal Statistical Office, about one in four people in Germany have a “migration background.” That amounts to nearly 21 million people, according to data from the 2018 microcensus, 2.5 percent higher than in the previous year.
The Federal Statistical Office defines a person with a migration background as someone who is a migrant himself or has a mother or the father who was not a German citizen at birth.
Slightly more than half of the people with a migration background are Germans.
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