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"Bad style": Söder criticizes the federal government after the Corona summit – announcement about refugees from Ukraine

The next MPK was coming up: the federal and state governments discussed Corona on Thursday – but not only. Söder expressed sharp criticism after the talks. All news in the ticker.

  • Corona * : Markus Söder * sharply criticized the federal government after MPK on Thursday (see update March 17, 5:11 p.m.).
  • Ukraine conflict* : Söder is pleased with the cooperation between the federal and state governments with regard to the refugees (see update March 17, 4:53 p.m.).
  • This news ticker for Bavaria is updated regularly.

Update from March 17, 5:11 p.m .: Markus Söder sharply criticized the federal government’s actions in a live statement after the MPK. He considers “Freedom Day” to be a mistake and described the decision as “going it alone at the traffic light” and that the countries had no option to make a decision. “This is a bad style,” complained Söder. With regard to the Ukraine conflict, the federal and state governments have agreed on a joint approach.

Corona summit: Söder’s press statement after the MPK to read

Update 5:08 p.m .: The press statement is over.

Update 5:04 p.m .: Extending the measures until April 2 is an attempt to intercept the infection process. The situation in hospitals is still stable. Söder is still worried. He hopes that the “Freedom Day pushed through by the federal government” will not have a too negative effect on the Corona situation. The easing was decided by the federal government alone, emphasizes Söder. The states should no longer have had a say in this. “Corona step backwards, Ukraine progress”, Söder summarizes the results of the federal-state round.

Corona summit: Söder expresses sharp criticism of the traffic light decision after the MPK

Update 5 p.m .: Now Söder comes to Corona. With regard to “Freedom Day”, many federal states have taken the same view that the easing is too early. “We are worried,” says Söder. The traffic light decided to go it alone. The countries are not involved. “This is bad style,” complains the Bavarian Prime Minister. “I don’t think it’s a good partnership.” For many countries this is incomprehensible. The Federal Minister of Health has again warned against dangerous variants. Söder does not understand how everything can be loosened up. The hotspot regulation is criticized by everyone, says Söder. It is not practicable to keep making new decisions for districts overnight.

Update 4:58 p.m .: Urgent relief is needed for energy prices. Söder does not believe that the tank discount solution is the right one. Bavaria is also asking once again for the extension of the nuclear power plants to be reviewed, at least until the planned renewable energies are ready to go. “Switching to liquid gas is important,” says Söder. But a southern pipeline is also urgently needed.

Update from March 17, 4:53 p.m .: Söder gives a live statement after the MPK. In Bavaria, one has to reckon with significantly more refugees from Ukraine, according to Söder. Therefore, proper distribution and registration of people is the top priority. The federal and state governments will work together. There is now an organization at the federal level. Bavaria has already earmarked one billion euros. The traffic light government had planned an exact distribution of costs. “The federal government is ready to think about economic aid,” says Söder. The prime minister is very happy about this, since many companies have been badly affected by the war.

Update from March 17, 4:44 p.m .: Apparently, the federal-state round is about to end. Prime Minister Markus Söder will soon appear before the press and announce the results for Bavaria. You can follow the statement live here in the ticker and in the stream.

Corona summit live: Söder speaks up via Twitter during MPK

Update from March 17, 3:09 p.m .: During the federal and state consultations on the planned “Freedom Day”, Prime Minister Markus Söder spoke up via Twitter. Going it alone at the traffic light in Corona against the overwhelming majority of countries harms the health protection of our citizens, writes Söder. “So far, the federal and state governments have always made decisions together and on an equal footing. It has to stay that way for the benefit of our people.”

Update from March 17, 2:57 p.m .: The MPK from the federal and state governments on the corona situation, “Freedom Day” and the situation in Ukraine are in full swing. Markus Söder and Hendrik Wüst had previously sharply criticized the traffic light government’s draft law (see previous update). A live statement is also expected from Söder afterwards. You can follow this live here.

Update from March 17, 1 p.m.: In addition to Bavaria, North Rhine-Westphalia also criticized the traffic light plan for the Infection Protection Act. Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach (SPD) therefore vented his anger shortly before the MPK: “Prime Ministers Wüst and Söder complain that the protective measures were no longer available. They themselves decided to discontinue ALL measures at the last MPK from Monday. Without the law I presented, it would have happened EXACTLY on Monday,” wrote the SPD politician on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

Söder criticizes the federal government’s corona guidelines

Update from March 17, 9.10 a.m .: Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder has again criticized the federal government’s planned new corona guidelines. “While Corona is rising steeply, politics is getting off,” said the CSU chairman on Thursday on Deutschlandfunk . Protection against infection in schools with masks is no longer possible with the new regulations. “There is also a risk of contamination.” In the Bundesrat, the Free State could not agree to the plans.

The future nationwide legal basis for corona rules is to be sealed by the Bundestag and Bundesrat this Friday under great time pressure. From March 20, the draft drawn up by the federal government only provides for protective rules with masks and tests in facilities for vulnerable groups. For regional “hotspots”, however, further restrictions should be possible if the state parliament determines a particularly critical situation. Söder criticized that this hotspot regulation was impractical and would ultimately have no effective effect.

Bavaria and other federal states want to use a transitional period and largely keep the current protection rules until April 2nd.

Over 2000! Bavaria incidence reaches new high before MPK – Söder criticizes traffic light

Update from March 17, 8:08 a.m .: The seven-day incidence in Bavaria rose to a new high on Thursday. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a value of 2079.8 in the morning. The day before, the seven-day incidence was 2008.5 in Bavaria. There was also a nationwide record on Thursday with 1651.4.

Experts assume a high number of cases that are not recorded in the RKI data. One reason is the limited capacity of health authorities, for example, and contacts are often only tracked to a limited extent.

Ukraine refugees in Germany: Söder calls for “federal support”

Update from March 17, 7.55 a.m .: The federal and state governments are meeting today for a prime ministerial conference (MPK). The topic is the Corona policy, but not only. The Ukraine conflict, which escalated into war three weeks ago, is also on the agenda. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder is demanding clear rules from the federal government for the accommodation of war refugees. The CSU boss wrote on Instagram in the morning: “The basic requirement is the registration of all those seeking protection. This is the only way we can organize the distribution within Germany in solidarity. The big cities in particular are reaching their limits. Many states are overwhelmed with the financing, so the costs must be completely covered.” The Free State has made advance payments to its municipalities, “now the support of the federal government is required. We have to discuss all of this at the MPK for the benefit of all refugees and helpers.”

“It’s paradoxical”: Söder criticizes the MPK traffic light government – Corona is probably not the only topic

First report from March 17, 5.48 a.m .: Munich – “It is paradoxical: Corona is rising steeply and the federal government is getting out. The traffic light is not a sense of proportion, but the blind flight team,” criticized Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU *) on Instagram on Tuesday. After the cabinet meeting, his ministers announced at a press conference that the Free State was using a transitional arrangement. Bavaria is thus extending the protective measures until April 2nd.

MPK: Söder cancels Bavaria’s “Freedom Day” – these are the current rules

These include, among other things, the access rules (e.g. 3G for gastronomy) as well as the FFP2 mask requirement* in retail – here you will find an overview of all Corona rules for Bavaria. However, some measures are also omitted. If the new Infection Protection Act is passed in Berlin this week as previously planned, many requirements will also no longer apply in Bavaria from March 19.

Corona Infection Protection Act: These requirements could soon be abolished

  • Specifications for capacity and maximum number of people
  • Special regulations for church services and meetings
  • the ban on dancing and music in gastronomy
  • the previous ban on folk festivals and annual markets
  • the ban on partying in public places and selling alcohol

Corona-MPK: Will the meeting become a Ukraine or energy summit?

On Thursday (March 17), the heads of the federal states will meet for the next Prime Ministers’ Conference (MPK). In addition to consultations on corona policy, the Ukraine conflict, which has escalated into war, and its consequences are likely to be on the agenda. “In addition to the deliberations on corona policy and the admission of Ukrainian refugees, this Prime Minister’s conference must be an energy summit,” Saarland’s Prime Minister Tobias Hans told the newspapers of the editorial network Germany , according to a pre-announcement on Tuesday.

Corona-MPK: Söder wants to make Ukraine an issue – “Humanity before budgetary constraints”

Bavaria also wants to address the issue at the MPK. The Free State is initially providing up to one billion euros for the accommodation of refugees from Ukraine. The municipalities are reimbursed 100 percent of the costs they incur for accommodation* – that is the promise of the Free State. At the same time, the state government is asking the federal government to bear the costs. One then hopes for corresponding reimbursements, said Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann on Wednesday. Söder announced that he would demand this from the federal government at the federal-state level. “Several federal states are not able to shoulder this financially,” said Söder. Therefore, the federal government must ensure the financing. “Humanity comes before budgetary constraints at this point.” (kam/dpa) *Merkur.de/bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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