the greens and the FDP, criticised the fact that several countries want to reject the for the digital Pact of the necessary amendment to the basic law in the Bundesrat. The Deputy Chairman of the Greens in the Bundestag, Katja Dörner, described the Initiative of the Prime Minister in the Newspapers of the New Berlin-based editorial company as “difficult to understand”. Dörner said: “If, now, the digital Pact would fail because of the countries, this would be more than strange.”
The education-policy spokeswoman for the FDP parliamentary group, Nicola Beer, called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU), for the digital Pact. It was Merkel, “not to worry, the country leaders of the CDU/CSU to ensure that this important Reform will fail at the Union”.
The digital Pact, the Federal Council on the 14. December is about to vote, is to improve the digital infrastructure in schools and the co-financing of schools by the Federal government. From 2019, schools will gradually be equipped with digital technology such as Tablets and Wi-Fi, and concepts for the pedagogically meaningful use will be developed. The Federal government will provide five billion euros. Education in Germany is the responsibility of the States. Therefore, for the digital Pact, the basic law needs to be changed. The Bundestag has approved the. Also in the Federal Council by a Two-thirds majority is necessary.
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In a joint article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, however, had informed the Minister-President of Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony, the digital Pact would intervene in their opinion in the countries sovereignty. They wanted to “no unit education policy from Berlin”. North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister, Armin Laschet told the newspaper: “We cannot allow the example of the formation of the Federal government to change fundamentally the constitutional structure – nothing less for it is.”
The five countries, the heads of Markus Söder (CSU), Winfried Kretschmann (Green), Volker Bouffier (CDU), Armin Laschet (CDU) and Michael Kretschmer (CDU), called for a solution to the conflict in the mediation Committee of the Bundesrat and the Bundestag. An Amendment to the basic law, you do not think is necessary. Without the votes of the five Federal States the required majority cannot be achieved in the Bundesrat.
representatives of the SPD had already expressed its support for the law change: Carsten Schneider, the Parliamentary Manager of the SPD group in the Bundestag, had referred to the digital Pact as a “significant step forward for social cohesion and equal quality of life conditions in Germany”.
On Monday, a two-day digital summit, the Federal government begins in Nuremberg, Germany. The focus of the meeting was the topic of artificial intelligence. In addition to Chancellor Merkel of justice, are expected to Minister Katarina Barley (SPD), Minister of education, Anja Karliczek (CDU) and Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD). In November, the Federal government had decided to invest up to the year 2025, an additional three billion euros in the field of artificial intelligence.