After Wednesday’s emotional general debate, the budget for the Ministry of the Interior and Health is being discussed and argued today. Follow the debate live here.

With a debate on the budget of Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU), the budget talks in the Bundestag will continue from 9 a.m. In addition to the ban on deportation to Syria, which expires at the end of this year, the federal police law plays a central role. Its controversial reform aims to extend the powers of the police, for example in the preventive monitoring of encrypted chats.

Follow the debate on the Bundestag livestream here:

At the latest in the budget of Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU), fighting the corona crisis must again be central. The fact that the draft budget provides for a new debt of almost € 180 billion is largely due to the consequences of the pandemic. In addition to justice and family, the topic of transport and digital infrastructure is also on the agenda. The individual plan of department head Andreas Scheuer (CSU) is the largest investment budget in the federal budget. Funding has been planned for, among other things, the expansion of train traffic and the removal of blind spots.

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