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Source: CDU CSU

Dear Madam President! Dear colleagues! Dear colleagues! Mrs. Deligöz, a lot of polemics,

(Ekin Deligöz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: None of that! None of the numbers was polemic! None of that!)

but not a single concrete proposal, not a single one!

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and Deputy Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann [SPD])

Ms. Stark-Watzinger, 6.5 billion for the DigitalPact: That’s not a small thing. That’s a huge amount!

(Shouts from the FDP and BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)

I would say that applause, tinsel and approval would actually be the order of the day instead of criticizing.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and Deputy Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann [SPD] – acclamation from Deputy Ekin Deligöz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN])

In fact, when we launched the School DigitalPact, we planned the processes together with the federal states. We know that Corona is now urgently accelerating these processes. That is why we discuss with the federal states every week, telephone the headmasters, parents, etc. We vote several times a week as to which screws we can turn in order to speed things up.

I was curious to see what the opposition would say about it. Colleague Suding, you wrote an article in the name of “Tagesspiegel”: I was really curious because we are looking for solutions. You wrote at the time: We need the “turbo for digitization”. A “teaching disaster” like the one at the beginning of the corona crisis must not be repeated.

(Applause from members of the FDP – Bettina Stark-Watzinger [FDP]: Exactly!)

I was really curious what your solutions would be. You know what? Not a single point to be taken seriously that somehow brings us forward now. You have ruminated on your standard Digitalpakt 2.0 program, which you developed five months ago: a concrete improvement proposal in no time at all!

(Applause from the CDU / CSU as well as from members of the SPD – Katja Suding [FDP]: You didn’t even implement it! – Another shout from Deputy Dr. h. C. Thomas Sattelberger [FDP])

Incidentally, that is what makes the FPD stand out, Mr Sattelberger – and I’ll come to you too. The basic direction is really often reasonable.

(Katja Suding [FDP]: Use your speaking time to present your suggestions instead of others! Say your solution! That’s what you’re here for!)

– To listen! Ms. Suding, listen! I also regret that you, Mrs Suding, will no longer run for the Bundestag. – Mr. Sattelberger, I often find your ideas really interesting and exciting. But when it becomes specific: do you know what you are going to do? Instead of being able to implement constructively and specifically, you make huge headlines because in the end it is not the constructive solution but the media message, the show to the outside, that is more important to you. That you end up in “Wirtschaftswoche” or “FAZ” is more important to you.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD – Ekin Deligöz [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Says the CSU! – Katja Suding [FDP]: Then present your solution! Where is it? Where is it then , the solution?)

To the left. We have a topic in the Corona times that we really have to make an effort.

(Dr. Birke Bull-Bischoff [DIE LINKE]: There is also reason to do so!)

– With pleasure, we all learn something new every day. – So what is the program of the left on the big topic of “stabilization of vocational training”, which is also part of us? We want the number of apprentices not to decline. What’s the big recipe you’re pulling out? You know what? You bring out the ancient, completely outdated, unusable slow-moving apprenticeship tax.

(Dr. Petra Sitte [DIE LINKE]: levy! – Dr. Birke Bull-Bischoff [DIE LINKE]: levy!)

This is the central message in Corona times to stabilize training positions. Monstrous! Monstrous!

(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Katja Suding [FDP]: Do you want to do this here for nine minutes? – Further calls from the FDP, the LEFT and the BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN)

We read your things further and try to find out something. At the same time, we are in permanent talks with BIBB: What is the situation like? What do we want to do? Where should we readjust? And so on. Then we compare that with the positions you formulate.

(Shouting from the representative Kerstin Kassner [DIE LINKE])

We read your applications. Nothing in it. In the end it is like this: some do a show for the media and others do ideology. Practically nothing is useful.

(Dr. Kirsten Tackmann [DIE LINKE]: You just talk! – Steffi Lemke [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Now tell me what you are doing!)

– I agree. Afterwards we come to the AfD, then we come to the Greens.

(Steffi Lemke [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: You should say something about your politics! – Katja Suding [FDP]: We’d rather hear what you want to do!)

Mr Fromming, your colleague from the AfD is unfortunately not here today. That’s why you’re getting it now.

(Dr. Götz Frömming [AfD]: Okay! Bring it on! – Steffi Lemke [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: This is not a puppet show!)

Every second debate – for once you didn’t do it today – ends ideologically with the conclusion: It is the foreigners’ fault. – It’s hard to hear anymore. For every second application,

(Steffi Lemke [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: Everyone!)

in every second discussion, whether in committee or here: In the end, the foreigners are responsible.

(Dr. Götz Frömming [AfD]: Especially not today!)

It can no longer be heard.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)

What does your press officer say – a couple of points again – that you have now fired? Germany has to be in a bad way so that the AfD is in a better position. – One seriously gets the impression that this is what you are promoting. If I quote colleague Höchst with what she is saying on the subject of digitization here in the plenary, it becomes clear that she is doing exactly that: talking things badly so that people outside panic and then say that the AfD is the big one Rescue.

What does she, Ms. Höchst, say about digitization in 2020? She paints demons on the wall. She says: “Comprehensive digital teaching” kills educational opportunities. She goes on to say: This “godless digitization” leads to “schoolchildren who are unfit for relationships with … ideologically pixelated worldview and digital dementia.” – Yes, outstanding achievement! Ms. Höchst, what century are you actually living in?

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD – Kai Gehring [ALLIANCE 90 / THE GREENS]: But she’s not there again!)

Dear colleagues, We have been in government for 15 years. The figures again in brief: Anja Karliczek’s budget for the Ministry of Research has risen since 2005 from EUR 7.6 billion to EUR 20.2 billion; that is almost tripled during this time. This is a power plant and a top performance that is excellent and excellent in an international context and is at the top. That is why the science system in Germany has developed massively, and that is why the German science system has a great international reputation.

One indication – numbers are ultimately decisive – is the number of foreign scientists who want to come to Germany: in 2005 it was 21,000, in 2018 it was 50,000; it has more than doubled. These are indicators that show that what is being done here may be criticized by the opposition, but is honored, respected and valued worldwide, ladies and gentlemen.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Bettina Stark-Watzinger [FDP]: They’re students! – Countercall from Deputy Dr. Götz Frömming [AfD]: Exactly! They get a scholarship!)

We do this according to models and basic values ​​that applied before the crisis and also during the crisis: freedom and reason. That is why there is the Science Freedom Act from 2012, a milestone for the scientific community in Germany, for excellence and international competitiveness. There is the Excellence Initiative, Alexander von Humboldt Professorships and much more besides.

(Dr. Götz Frömming [AfD]: Who will win the Nobel Prizes now?)

Reliability is important so that the community knows what will happen in the next year; these are multi-year projects. There are three big packages: Pact for Research and Innovation, Innovative University and Future Contract for Study and Teaching with a record volume of 160 billion euros for the next few years. There is planning security until 2030, ladies and gentlemen. Where else can you find it in other countries in Europe? – Well then, applause, please!

(Applause from the CDU / CSU – Tankred Schipanski [CDU / CSU]: In no country!)

Dear colleagues, even in the crisis we are maintaining our budgetary course at 20.2 billion euros; that is the highest value. We support the states where they are overwhelmed, where the principle of subsidiarity is applied and where we see that they need the support of the federal government.

Again the topic of digitization in schools. That was a tough discussion with us: Why don’t the countries actually do it themselves?

(Dr. Götz Frömming [AfD]: Would have been better!)

At some point we came to the realization – the principle of subsidiarity -: You won’t make it. It makes no sense for each federal state to have its own cloud, etc. That is why the federal government has now received 6.5 billion euros.

I move on to other topics. The important question in times of crisis is: what values, what guiding principles do we operate according to? I’m really worried that at the moment the impression is rampant: Well, the manna is falling from the sky, everyone is served, everyone gets an election gift or something, and in five years someone will finance it.

(Bettina Stark-Watzinger [FDP]: You agree to the budget!)

That was never the Union’s position. Ultimately, we always have to draw a sharp dividing line: “Who really needs support in the emergency situation and who doesn’t?” Because the money has to be saved beyond that in order to invest in the future.

(Steffi Lemke [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: But what about the car toll?)

Now we come to the holy or unholy alliance of the FDP together with the Greens. A basic student income, dear colleagues, is completely absurd.

(Kai Gehring [BÜNDNIS 90 / DIE GRÜNEN]: That’s not our position at all! – Dr. Jens Brandenburg [Rhein-Neckar] [FDP]: How can you talk such nonsense? Reading educates!)

It is correct to say that someone who is a student or student in a crisis situation during Corona times will be supported. That is why we have two instruments that make this possible: KfW loan and emergency program. In addition, it is of course clear our position that BAföG is the fundamental, central social benefit that ensures that every young capable person can study in this country, regardless of their parents’ income. That is why we have put 2 billion euros in the budget, and that is why we have increased this by 1.3 billion euros in this legislature.

Vice President Claudia Roth:

Come to the end.

Albert Rupprecht (CDU / CSU):

I come to the end.

Vice President Claudia Roth:

Yes, but quickly.

Albert Rupprecht (CDU / CSU):

Okay, I better scan the pages.

Vice President Claudia Roth:

Yeah, I’ve seen that before. You have a page and a half left. You are welcome to do that; but then you’ll get into trouble with Mr.

Albert Rupprecht (CDU / CSU):

I have to come to the conclusion now. – We stand by: neediness, welfare state principle; but not: BAföG for everyone. Because it makes no sense and is completely absurd that an employee who works at the workbench at VW finances the studies of a doctor’s son with taxes; that couldn’t have been it.

Thank you very much.

(Applause from the CDU / CSU and members of the SPD)


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