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The plenary chamber of the state parliament of Saxony-Anhalt / Photo: Klaus-Dietmar Gabbert/dpa

Left parties fail with special fund for social equalization

The left-wing parties in the Saxon state parliament have failed with their bill for a special fund for social compensation and climate protection. Five billion euros were to be used to relieve the population in the event of crises, natural disasters or catastrophes. During a debate in parliament on ..

View of the Saxon State Parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

State parliament passes law on integration and participation

Saxony wants to make it easier for migrants to settle into their new home. On Thursday, the state parliament in Dresden passed an integration and participation law. Social Affairs Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) spoke of a milestone on the way to a society that values and promotes the diversity of its ..

Participants hold up a poster with the inscription "School social work" / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archiv

Alliance calls for expansion of school social work

An alliance of trade unions, parents' and pupils' councils and the secondary school teachers' association has called for the nationwide expansion of school social work in Saxony. "Media consumption, violence, bullying and stress among children and young people have been on the rise for years," said ..

A man holds a payment card in his hand during a press conference / Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

Vogtlandkreis issues payment card for asylum seekers from April

From April, asylum seekers in the Vogtland district will receive a payment card instead of cash. As the district administration office in Plauen announced on Wednesday, this is intended to counter possible misuse and the outflow of money to the countries of origin. In future, each asylum seeker will ..

View of an apartment block on the edge of the opening of 22 newly built apartments in 2020 / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Great need for more social housing in Dresden

The number of social housing units in Saxony rose by 452 to just under 13,000 last year. However, the demand is far higher. In a survey, local authorities reported a need for a good 11,000 additional social housing units. At 10,000, the shortage is by far the greatest in Dresden, according to the Mi ..

Michael Kretschmer, Minister President of Saxony, speaks / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Kretschmer: Payment card to make payment in origin more difficult

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has welcomed the agreement reached by the traffic light coalition on payment cards for asylum seekers in principle. Now it depends on the exact details, he said in an initial reaction to the German Press Agency in Chemnitz. The payment card is imp ..

Michael Kretschmer, Minister President of Saxony, speaks / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Kretschmer: Payment card to make payment in origin more difficult

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has welcomed the agreement reached by the traffic light coalition on payment cards for asylum seekers in principle. Now it depends on the exact details, he said in an initial reaction to the German Press Agency in Chemnitz. The payment card is imp ..

Martin Dulig (SPD), Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs, gives a statement at the Ministry of Economic Affairs / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Public procurement law launched

The legislative plans have been agreed in the coalition agreement between the CDU, Greens and SPD. However, the CDU fears more bureaucracy. The cabinet decision has not resolved the conflict within the coalition.

The Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe logo can be seen on the jacket of a press spokesperson. / Photo: Moritz Frankenberg/dpa

Johanniter trains migrants as nursing assistants

The Johanniter aid organization in Saxony is training migrants to become rescue assistants. "We offer this special qualification for refugees in the care and rescue services," explained coordinator Antje Zajonz in Leipzig on Friday. The entry level is particularly low - participants basically only n ..

View into the plenary chamber of the Saxon State Parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony provides 5.2 million euros for short-term care

Saxony is making 5.2 million euros available for short-term care in the coming year, initially creating 130 additional places. "We are providing an important impetus to strengthen home care and noticeably relieve the burden on family carers," said Social Affairs Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) on Tuesd ..

Euro banknotes lying on a table / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Illustration

Lebenshilfe Reichenbach: 6.8 million for new workshop building

The Saxon Ministry of Social Affairs has pledged 6.8 million euros to Lebenshilfe Reichenbach (Vogtlandkreis) for the construction of a new workshop. The official funding decision was handed over on Monday, according to the State Ministry for Social Affairs and Social Cohesion. The new building is i ..