Stuttgart (dpa / lsw) - The Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) has welcomed the compromise on citizen income. "I'm glad that we found an amicable solution today and that both sides have moved towards each other," explained Kretschmann, as the State Chancellery announced on Wednesday evening in Stuttgart. Before the meeting of the Mediation Committee of the Bundestag and Bundesrat, he had campaigned for the agreement.
Under pressure from the CDU, the Baden-Württemberg state government had abstained from citizenship payments in the Bundesrat. The citizens' allowance planned by the federal government is intended to replace the current Hartz IV system.