In Brief: Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble says CDU must do more on climate change

“However expensive protecting the climate may be, not protecting it will be more expensive.” Bundestag President Wolfgang Schäuble is calling for decisive action from Germany’s largest political party.

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Germany’s largest political party, the center-right CDU is considering ways to better position itself on the topic of climate protection.

During a daylong workshop at CDU headquarters in Berlin, Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the Bundestag, said it would be better to “take an imperfect step in a concrete direction” instead of “doing nothing at all in search of the perfect solution.” He also said however “expensive” protecting the climate may be, not protecting it will be more expensive.

Schäuble also referenced a quote from former General Secretary of the CDU, Peter Hintze, who 25 years ago told CDU politicians, elections will not be won on the issue of ecology, but without ecology, elections will be lost.

Schäuble’s full speech: 

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Berlin is looking for more foster parents. Already, around 500 families take in foster children and young people every year. But that’s not enough.

The Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family Affairs has launched a new campaign to attract more foster parents. The department says diverse families are welcome to apply, including single individuals, same-sex couples, and non-German citizens.

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More than 81,000 people were victims of violence in Berlin last year, according to the Berliner Morgenpost.

Specifically the number of reported sexual offenses has increased, with young people under the age of 21 most at risk of sex offenses.

Of the exactly 81,263 victims recorded in total, less than 2% were injured severely and 100 people were reportedly killed.

 

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