Senate discusses government policy guidelines
The Berlin Senate discusses the so-called government policy guidelines on Tuesday (Jan. 18, 2022).
Defining common political goals of the coalition
The guidelines are based on the agreements reached by the SPD, the Green Party and the Left Party in the coalition agreement and define the common political goals of the three-party coalition for the Senate's new term. Berlin's Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey will then present the guidelines as part of a government statement at the next session of the House of Representatives on Thursday (Jan. 27). Berlin's state parliament must then approve them, which should be a formality given the red-green-red majority. All members of the Senate must adhere to the agreed guidelines.
New deliberation of Coronavirus measures
The Corona pandemic will also once again be a subject of the Senate session on Tuesday. A decision to tighten the Coronavirus rules in Berlin was already passed last week. An FFP2 mask mandate on public transport and 2G-plus rules for the restaurant industry and cultural and sporting events, among other things, are already in effect since Saturday. In addition, new quarantine rules defined at the federal-state meeting already apply in Berlin. Nevertheless the Senate has yet to officially adjust the Infection Protection Ordinance at this point.
Publication date: 20. May 2022
Last updated: 18. January 2022