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Senate discusses victim protection and housing commission

Plenarsitzung Berliner Abgeordnetenhaus

The plenary hall of the Berlin House of Representatives.

The Berlin Senate will discuss the work of the Senate Commission on Housing on Tuesday (June 14, 2022).

The responsible Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) informs other members of the Senate about the efforts to accelerate construction projects in Berlin through interdepartmental agreements. The Senate Commission meets for the third time on Tuesday morning.

New urban quarter planned in southeast Berlin

Among other things, the new urban district near the Köpenick freight station in southeast Berlin will be a topic of discussion. Plans for its construction have already been in place for around five years. Near the Köpenick S-Bahn station, a new residential district including daycare centers, schools and businesses is to be built on a site that has been derelict for a long time. Until now, there has been disagreement about the size of the area and the number of residents.

Discusion on help for victims of the Breitscheidplatz incident

In addition, the Senate is discussing victim protection and assistance for victims after the fatal crash near theKaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church last week. Senator for Justice Lena Kreck will inform about this and presents the planned changes to the Judges Act of the State of Berlin. This involves an adjustment to the case law from last year. The Federal Administrative Court had issued new guidelines for the evaluation of judges in the context of promotion procedures.

Situation of Ukrainian refugees in Berlin less urgent than before

Another point of discussion is the situation of Ukrainian refugees in Berlin. However, the issue has become less pressing. Around 500 people from Ukraine currently arrive at Berlin Central Station every day, compared to up to 10,000 per day in March.

Author: dpa/
Publication date: 14 June 2022
Last updated: 14 June 2022

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