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Puppies sit and lie next to each other / Photo: Waltraud Grubitzsch/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Leftists demand better animal protection

The Left Party has called for more commitment to animal welfare and denounced abuses. Although animal welfare is a state objective in the state constitution and the Basic Law, the reality is different, explained party leader Susanne Schaper in Dresden on Thursday. The topic should still play a role ..

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 ..

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs of Saxony, stands before his visit to Julius-Ambrosius-Hülße-Gymnasium / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony wants to carefully develop its education policy

Evolution instead of revolution: this is the slogan under which Saxony intends to further develop its school system in future. A key success factor of Saxony's education policy is the good balance between innovation, systematic and continuous quality development and stability, said Minister of Educa ..

Christian Piwarz (CDU), Minister of Education and Cultural Affairs of Saxony, stands before his visit to Julius-Ambrosius-Hülße-Gymnasium / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxony wants to carefully develop its education policy

Evolution instead of revolution: this is the slogan under which Saxony intends to further develop its school system in future. A key success factor of Saxony's education policy is the good balance between innovation, systematic and continuous quality development and stability, said Minister of Educa ..

View of the plenary chamber during a session of the Saxon State Parliament. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

State parliament debates poverty and education

The Saxon state parliament will debate poverty and education in the Free State on Thursday (from 10.00 a.m.). The two topics were added to the parliamentary agenda at the request of the Left Party and the Christian Democrats respectively.Before the topical hour, Justice Minister Katja Meier (Greens) ..

Alexander Dierks (l), CDU Secretary General in Saxony, and Michael Kretschmer (CDU), at a meeting. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

CDU aims to become strongest force in Saxony state elections

The CDU wants to become the party with the most votes in the state elections in Saxony, as it did five years ago. The AfD is currently ahead in the polls. "Our goal is to clearly become the strongest party in the Saxony elections and to form a stable government from the center under the leadership o ..

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

State parliament votes on U-committee on subsidies

The Saxon state parliament will vote on Friday at a special session on the appointment of a committee of inquiry into funding practices at the Ministry of Social Affairs. This was announced by parliament on Wednesday. The committee was set up at the instigation of the AfD parliamentary group. The ba ..

The Saxon state parliament stands at a gate at the rear of the parliament building / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Left Party proposes comprehensive constitutional amendment for Saxony

The Left Party sees a considerable need for constitutional change in Saxony and goes far beyond the coalition's ideas with its proposals. We must find answers to the challenges of our time, said parliamentary group leader Rico Gebhardt on Friday in Dresden and criticized the changes planned by the C ..

The Saxon state parliament stands at a gate at the rear of the parliament building / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Left Party proposes comprehensive constitutional amendment for Saxony

The Left Party sees a considerable need for constitutional change in Saxony and goes far beyond the coalition's ideas with its proposals. We must find answers to the challenges of our time, said parliamentary group leader Rico Gebhardt on Friday in Dresden and criticized the changes planned by the C ..

View of the party logo at an AfD federal party conference / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Symbolic image

AfD parliamentary group wants to allow horse riding on all forest paths

The AfD parliamentary group in the Saxon state parliament wants to reform the Forest Act and allow horse riding on all paths. The parliamentary group presented a draft bill to this effect on Thursday. "Saxony is one of four federal states in which riding in the forest is restricted. In the Free Stat ..

The Left Party logo is attached to a microphone at a party conference / Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa/Symbolic image

Leftists push for lowering the voting age in Saxony

The Left Party in the Saxon state parliament is pushing for the voting age to be lowered to 16. Specifically, they are concerned with state and local elections. This already applies to the European elections. Following a hearing in parliament on Wednesday, parliamentary group leader Rico Gebhardt re ..

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

Criticism of integration law at hearing in state parliament

The planned Integration and Participation Act has met with both approval and criticism at a hearing in the state parliament's social affairs committee. The Saxon Association of Towns and Municipalities (SSG) described the government's draft law on Monday as "yet another example of state over-regulat ..

The Saxon state parliament stands at a gate at the rear of the parliament building / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

State parliament passes new civil protection law

Saxony has a new law for fire protection, rescue services and disaster control. The state parliament passed the government's bill on Wednesday without any votes against, there were only abstentions. Interior Minister Armin Schuster (CDU) spoke of one of the most modern laws of its kind in Germany. " ..

View of the plenary chamber during a session of the Saxon State Parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Debate on the debt brake: calls for reform

The SPD, Green and Left parties have called for a reform of the debt brake at federal and state level. "The current debt brakes are clearly outdated", said SPD parliamentary group leader Dirk Panter in the state parliament on Wednesday. In their current form, they would become a brake on investment, ..

Petra Köpping (SPD), Minister of Social Affairs of the State of Saxony / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Köpping: no corruption affair in the Ministry of Social Affairs

Saxon Social Affairs Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) has once again rejected accusations in connection with her ministry's funding practices. "There was and is no corruption affair in the Ministry of Social Affairs. But there was incorrect administrative action," she said in the state parliament on Wed ..

The Saxon state parliament stands at a gate at the rear of the parliament building / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

State parliament with government statement and debt brake debate

The Saxon state parliament plans to discuss the debt brake at federal and state level on Wednesday (from 10.00 a.m.). The debate was reignited by the ruling of the Federal Constitutional Court in mid-November. The court had declared the reallocation of 60 billion euros in the federal budget null and ..

View of the construction site of the joint prison of Saxony and Thuringia. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

"Shambles of a state treaty": criticism of the prison building

In the Thuringian state parliament, several MPs have criticized delays and cost increases in the construction of a joint Thuringian-Saxon prison in Zwickau. "What a debacle", said FDP MP Dirk Bergner on Wednesday during a topical debate in the Thuringian state parliament. We neither know when the pr ..

Petra Köpping (SPD), Minister of Social Affairs of Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Köpping: Winning voters with trust and reliability

The SPD's designated lead candidate in Saxony, Petra Köpping, wants to win over voters with trust and reliability. She is convinced that experience will play an important role in the state elections next September, the 65-year-old told the German Press Agency. "In the current crisis-ridden times, pe ..

Semperoper on Theaterplatz / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Klepsch: Culture should continue to be made future-proof

In view of the financial difficulties and concerns about the future of many municipal theaters and orchestras, Saxony's Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch has promised help. There are talks with the Ministry of Finance, said the CDU politician in the state parliament on Thursday. She is hoping for ..

View of the plenary chamber during a session of the Saxon State Parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Saxon state parliament convenes for second day of session

Higher wages in the public sector, the steel industry and Saxony's cultural landscape - the state parliament in Dresden will be dealing with current debates and questioning the state government on its second day of sitting this week on Thursday. Culture Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU) will take the f ..

A closed gate in a correctional facility. / Photo: Frank Molter/dpa/iconic image

New prison building: deputies plan visit to Zwickau

After new problems with the planned large prison of Thuringia and Saxony in Zwickau, members of the Thuringian state parliament want to get a picture on site. It is planned that members of the budget and finance committee as well as the penitentiary commission of the state parliament in Erfurt will ..