Category: Leaders

Ex-economy minister and nrw minister president clement dead

Ex-economy minister and nrw minister president clement dead

Former federal economics minister and north rhine-westphalia minister president wolfgang clement is dead. The 80-year-old died peacefully in his bed at home in bonn early on sunday morning, according to family sources. The "neue westfalische" had previously reported that.

German chancellor angela merkel (CDU) and german president frank-walter steinmeier paid tribute to clement’s life’s work. "Wolfgang clement has done a great deal to reconcile the necessary economic structural change with the needs of working people," merkel said via government spokesman steffen seibert on twitter. Clement had "rendered germany great and lasting service", he had played a decisive role in one of the most important and most difficult tasks: "the social reforms of agenda 2010, which showed us the way out of the high unemployment rate."Her sympathy goes to his wife, daughters and grandchildren.

Steinmeier wrote to the widow karin clement on sunday: "in all his offices, and in particular as federal minister for economics and labor and as minister president of north rhine-westphalia, your husband has rendered lasting service across all party lines." The former SPD politician had worked to make germany fit for the future with independent and also uncomfortable points of view. "Until the end, your husband was a fighter for the social market economy," says steinmeier’s letter of condolence.

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Concept for beer culture center

Concept for beer culture center

The idea has been simmering for a long time: even before his election as district administrator, johann kalb (CSU) spoke of a beer culture center in the district. That was 2014 at the CSU new year’s reception. In september 2017, the creation of a concept for an "international beer culture center" was announced tendered, which was demanded with european leader funds.

Recently, the presentation of the concept, which was developed under the leadership of the economic demand of the district, took place. It was initially presented to representatives of the brewing and tourism industries, among others, at the burgerhaus lechnerbrau in baunach.

As far as the concrete implementation is concerned, many things are still open. For example the future site. It is clear that it should be an independent building, confirms thomas reichert from the economic demand. But whether it will be an existing property or a new building has yet to be determined. "First architectural considerations" are apparently already preserved in the concept.

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What does the city say about the mosque application for the herold house in bamberg??

What does the city say about the mosque application for the herold house in bamberg??

It's a controversial property, and it looks like it's going to stay that way: part of the so-called herold-haus in the haingebiet is facing a possible conversion into a mosque for up to 200 people. This development was confirmed by the owner of the former office building, EM muller immobilien gmbh, when asked. According to horst-peter muller, a building application has recently been submitted to the city for approval of the necessary change of use.

Muller wants to use the building as an islamic cultural center to mitigate the damage that he believes has already grown to 42,000 euros due to the property's vacancy. He blames the city for this. At the end of 2016, the city council imposed a ban on development in the ottostrabe area in order to prevent muller's plans to use the building for a hotel and so-called city apartments – the "destruction of living space", how it hieb.

But muller won't take no for an answer from city hall: the herold house and its use are now the subject of several lawsuits and could keep the judiciary busy for years to come. If muller is to be believed, the city is threatened with six-figure compensation payments.
As long as the dispute smolders, the roughly glazed office building could provide valuable services as a prayer and meeting space for the arab muslim community. Hassan mamo, the 30-year-old syrian chairman of the arab cultural association, was buried the. For the group of arabic-speaking muslim believers coming from many countries, he has for some time been looking for spaces that the association can afford and that are available as quickly as possible. In addition to the otto street, there are also offers in the juden and podeldorfer streets. A mosque does not mean a minaret, he says in response to people's concerns: "we simply need more space for our friday prayers and to be able to celebrate ramadan."

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