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Update from Berlin #5 | Nutrition Citizen Council, Hydrogen Production, Bundestag Session


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Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Update from Berlin. My name is Florian von Gierke and I’m looking forward to giving you your week’s update on which initiatives are being discussed in Berlin. 

Bundestag Sessions: Citizen’s Council on Nutrition

On Wednesday the Bundestag, at the behest of the coalition parties, will talk about introducing a “citizen’s council” that should debate changes in nutrition and how much it’s a private matter vs. the state’s responsibility. 

Strengthening Germany as a Sea Port Location + Production of Hydrogen + Care / Nursing Work

On Monday, the Traffic Committee will hold a hearing on Germany as a sea port location. The full Bundestag will then debate that matter on Friday. 

Also on Friday, the Bundestag will start discussions on an initiative by the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, that pushes for a production of hydrogen without any technological bias. 

On Wednesday the Health Committee will hold a hearing on a government sponsored bill intended to support care or nursing work. 

Bundesrat Session: Election Law + Pharmaceutical Supply Chains + Care/ Nursing Work + Heater Exchanges + Immigration of Skilled Workers

Finally on Friday we’re seeing a lot of work in the Bundesrat. The representatives of the federal states will talk about changes to Germany’s election law, debate a proposed piece of legislation that is supposed to address supply chain problems with pharmaceuticals, and – just as the Bundestag – they will concern themselves with care or nursing work. Furthermore, the states’ representatives are scheduled to talk about a government proposal concerning heater exchanges as well as how to further develop Germany’s immigration system for skilled workers. 

That’s it for this week. As always, should you have any questions or have any feedback – get in touch!

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