Bernd Althusmann: Niedersachsen springt weiter
dear mr party chairman i would march, ladies and gentlemen delegates, that says it all if you on october 9th, the cdu lower saxony, thank you, no, in fact, crowbar, friends of the party, we are now passionately debating for a day and means about things that also move us. as a group we see ourselves very alone, I already said it yesterday, we also see ourselves a little further than our own cdu babbel and the video just now has made it very, very clear after all the right, important and passionate discussions on the subject today and yesterday in it's about germany now and also in lower saxony it's about the people who make this country run every day the nurses the police officers the administrative staff vw employees at conti at bmw at mercedes it's about the people who really work in this country i keep working to move this country forward l dear friends in lower saxony we are generally considered storm proof and down to earth some say we are also considered taciturn maybe also modest although my own regional association always has its problems with me when it comes to taciturnity because it knows exactly that I like to do something once in a while, I would like to say, but last night I said hello to everyone in the evening of Lower Saxony with a brief and I did that with us in Lower Saxony from the Harz mountains to two of the North Sea at the end of the county of Bentheim to Lüchow Dannenberg who can be with us every day and say the night means oh that's the warmest way to greet here in lower saxony new day a very short sentence and there is a third sentence that is very short and That also characterizes the ladies and gentlemen of Lower Saxony when they are in other countries.
They are to meet a Low Saxon at night and say, hoh, so you have a promise for eternity. t and when i say today lower saxony needs a new state government under the leadership of the cdu in lower saxony and i finally got this sentence with a jo exactly that is what we want to achieve on october 9 in lower saxony we can also celebrate , I hope you had fun last night I hope you had a good party I heard that the last ones left the halls at dawn now they are fit again my task is to at least wake them up and dear friends last night many from other federal states were able to leave a very deep inner conviction and even if only for a few hours i am from lower saxony we are happy you are here and last night dear alexander dobrindt only one or more was missing from another country of the union friend, namely the friends of bavaria but i will tell you too my friend what would be of bavaria without lower saxony after all henry the lion founded munich what would be of markus söde r who comes to us later without Lower Saxony, we are happy to have been with us since October 9th, if the elections are four weeks from now, I would like to decide on Monday, October 10th with my state board of the cdu Lower Saxony, with whom we will start the coalition negotiations , but only if we can explain to the world press on October 9 at 6 p.m. m. then at 6:30 p.m. m. with the first extrapolation then at 7 p.m. m. in front of the assembled press i said it yesterday cdu of saxony is once again the strongest force we have a clear government mandate schleswig holstein to north rhine westphalia the clear counterweight to the traffic light in berlin and that is very necessary for our country we have here in the first minister my competitor has to explain in every interview right now why he will probably last until the next election period and why then at the end of the election period if he were elected he would retire anyway so i retire and also tell the people of lower saxony northern lower saxony the claim to shape the claim of the people in this state a state with eight million inhabitants the second largest state in the federal republic of germany the claim of lower saxony cannot be that we only have a prime minister who doesn't think beyond the next legislative term, but we need a prime minister who has a vision for this state, who intends to It is not about that, it is not about continuing like this, it is not about preserving the status quo, it is not about a rocking chair it's all about a circle chair ladies and gentlemen my competitor has business with a saying that this country is in good hands clip on that some associations of the cdu have had here in the last electoral campaigns and since it is already used but one more downstairs there is a difference between the two of us i will definitely not sit back and relax because you do not belong to this state of lower saxony it needs strong hands that can help so that this state can continue to grow in the next ten years if you want to shape the future and not look back red green or face a model from the past lower saxony is a state of opportunity that's what all state presidents say and all those of a federal state of course , but I want to make it clear, especially in this situation, with lower saxony, a significant responsibility for the energy supply of the federal republic of germany accounts for 99 percent of lower saxony's current natural gas supply, together with hamburg, together with Schleswig Holstein, together with Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, we will now have to set the necessary course in the area of hydrogen management along the North German coast in order to quickly become independent from Russia to gas if it had been up to the CDU lower saxony in the last five years we would have had an lng import terminal in wilhelmshaven a long time ago that failed due to our coalition partner among other things ladies and gentlemen we would not have the emergency situation that we have today we are an energy country wind energy we are a country of mobility after all, a large car manufacturer is also based in this p aís many people know it we are a country of the maritime economy we are together with bremen and hamburg the third largest group in the world aviation industry, but we are ahead of them all things are also one of lower saxony is a state of small and medium-sized businesses craft businesses agricultural businesses manufacturing businesses 99 percent of the economy in lower saxony consists of those who make sure things run smoothly in this state every day many thanks to our small and medium-sized german businesses and i want to that the eight million lower saxons who want to talk about it seriously again and discuss whether it would be better to move forward with the expansion of the infrastructure enak ferlemann we have passed in the last legislative authority almost every year a billion euros thanks to the federal government to move forward in infrastructure expansion in the preceding five years red-green not a bit far from that in the preceding five years Earlier in lower saxony we discussed education policy with red-green ladies and gentlemen the focus was not on counting reading writing but listening writing you have to imagine that red-green education policy was chaotic and what does red-green still want to abolish the special schools in lower saxony and i say even if there may be different opinions in other federal states i was president of the conference of ministers of culture in 2012 i promoted the theme of inclusion for all federal entities and red green always makes a basic mistake is It is important to focus on the well-being of the child and not on what the ideologues want and here too the clear differences are between those who want to do everything the same, well-intentioned believers and those who have a differentiated educational policy for children and young people in our state they want talents i will say it at this point as a native of lower saxony i have both feet firmly on the ground of lower sajony onia i still have children between the ages of 11 and 26 i still know what school means high school studies training i am still very close to problems but i really have to say if they didn't do what this state can do with 7 billion euros in lower saxony, we missed a lot and this is exactly where the cdu lower saxony will focus on the future education of children in our country because it is about our future With a view to education in our country, we better equip our children with the teaching and, above all, with digital teaching methods in this federal state, we want to step on the accelerator dear friends dear friends the issue of education that I have just raised there is hardly a regional political issue that really permeates I am also aware that in a regional election on October 9 there is an issue that worries the majority of the people in our country which is the issue of energy supply is the issue of inflation that is the question of how does it really continue in my 40+ market doors so far across the country through towns, cities and communities?
I don't know how to proceed if I can tell my kle of retirees in Germany? finally think of something this traffic light has been done with the old generation in germany and also in lower saxony the gas plant stinks it is not ripe it will come if we finance juniper with it at the same time ladies and gentlemen a group that previously made billions in the profit, it can also be an opposition in the federal government, but also in the federal states, ask what he is actually doing, where he is actually the prime minister of lower saxony, who clearly says here, the traffic light cannot work like this, we have to relieve people with a brake on the price of electricity with a brake on gas with a lid but we have to above all things we have to do one thing too, the UN medium-sized companies in our businesses of our craft businesses look again these are the bakeries butchers these are the people who work hard every day now facing insolvency in some cases and ladies and gentlemen sometimes you have to wonder what caused the insolvency in this federal state in germany in general that's how it is called dear friends sometimes i think you have the impression that the airbag doesn't quite know what it is talking about so vaguely based on the motto if you don't have gasoline in winter it doesn't freeze it just has to warm up ladies and gentlemen if that's what lower saxony and the people in the federal republic of germany demand then there can only be one thing in the state elections on october 9 the traffic lights in lower saxony they must also be disconnected so that we can see the federal government no later than 20 25 ask again with Friedrich Merz and as a country as his economics minister of a bun in the country where there is at least one estimated nuclear power plant alexander gruber, namely emsland nuclear power plant i would also like to say something about this question and i know we hope to be mostly in agreement there it is not about deleting gradually it is not a question of returning to nuclear energy, it is a question of doing what is necessary in a situation of war and crisis and I am firmly convinced that this is precisely where the traffic light in Berlin fails, it is acting irresponsibly assuming that otherwise we leave the nuclear power plants will continue to operate, the german economy will suffer serious damage where are where are the legislative measures of the federal government to finally connect more than two coal power plants to the grid why can't we finally have less in germany? like 15 percent of the gas is converted into electricity, which is now exported to France and what would be really embarrassing for Germany if now and that's what the Federal Minister of Economics told me if now electricity is imported from the destroyed Ukraine to through Hungary to Germany. , but we closed our nuclear power plants, dear friends, a traffic light policy in germany is simply not more hypocritical, but I would like to mention one more painful point, then I will come to the end, dear friends, in lower saxony it is an agricultural state lower saxony with bavaria we always argue a bit about that we are the agricultural state number 1 or 2 we say it in lower saxony modest as we are, we are never an agricultural country, but dear friends, and I do not want to spare us a quick look back to point out that we have waited a long time of German agriculture in recent years, no matter in which federal state, if now insects enschutz ordinance were box stands antibiotics use fertilizer ordinance animal welfare labeling yes not all very well that was not always subject to entertainment tax and many farmers are fighting for their existence recently a farmer in salzgitter stood in front of me a pig farmer and i also told me very clearly you what an altus man my pigs here are worthless anymore i'll just let you out of the barn and then the city of salzgitter can see what they do with these pigs because i can't do anything with those pigs anymore.
I don't feed them anymore because my livelihood is almost destroyed and in a situation like this where in Germany we are also talking about a shortage of livelihoods, in addition to the issue of energy supply in a situation like this in Germany, red areas in low saxony tooshould be expanded by 20 percent to discuss and speculate in a situation like this at the European level so as not to decide and whether to generously just for one year return four percent of arable land to farmers for cultivation, dear people, that's an absolutely wrong decision which is an attack on german agriculture in germany and also a threat to the food security of our country and dear friends dear friend everyone here except meps because the cdu belongs to the fdp but i have a request and i would also say that to the chairman of the commission the well-known person comes from lower saxony sometimes gives the impression of madness has a method loosely based on shakespeare but Dear friends, put phytosanitary regulations in place now and thus deprive our farmers of half of the former areas in Germany of agriculture that is an attack on our country and therefore on our livelihoods, when will I understand we are that in Europe? also that we need these basics of life at some point, we have to wake up, ladies and gentlemen, we will orient those of you from Lower Saxony to North Rhine-Westphalia at one point, you definitely have a great Minister of the Interior and we will take that as consistent action against petty and organized crime in our federal state as you do in north rhine-westphalia you showed us exactly what i want to do in lower saxony also law security and order that is our message to the people in this country and one last topic I will call because it really moves me and I tell my own party friends in lower saxony again and again the knowledge, but I would also like to say it at this point, dear friends, there is a topic that worries many older people in our country and, in my opinion, we do not always have enough answers, this is the issue of caring for the elderly in this country with their pension at average costs or from three to 5000 euros per month with the pensions that people in Germany currently receive, in the end the elderly will no longer be able to pay for their hospitalization or outpatient care adequately and I would like us to do it also in lower saxony to make sure that the issue of care poverty in old age is not a shameful issue because older people do not dare to go to the welfare office and that is why we will introduce our own state care allowance in lower saxony, just like in bavaria, to give the older people who have built this state a little back for what they have done in this state we owe it to the older generation in germany dear friends the cdu lower saxony has written a good success story with ernst albrecht with christian wulff with david mcallister those were three successful prime ministers and the party still counts on their successes today and still feeds the country today and that is why now is the time to re write a new chapter in a success story for our federal state the cdu of lower saxony is younger and more female we are experienced and highly qualified we have made our state list with every second place a man as i lead the list with every second place a woman even without yesterday's decision but i think hn i also think you are absolutely right i have a clear plan for lower saxony i have a clear plan for the people of our country we have a clear idea of what really moves the people of our country i want to be prime minister of lower saxony together with my cdu and doubtful the most beautiful but at least one of the most beautiful federal states of the federal republic of germany and that is only possible with our joint help as a union family thank you very much for your attention