Greifswald (dpa / mv) - In the discussion about the accommodation of refugees in Greifswald, the responsible member of the Bundestag emphasized the fundamental right to asylum. "This is non-negotiable for me," SPD politician Anna Kassautzki told the German Press Agency on Thursday about demands for a limit on immigration.
The plan for container accommodation with 500 places in the Ostseeviertel in the east of the city had met with strong resistance. "I have the greatest confidence that the university and Hanseatic city of Greifswald will find a good solution," said Kassautzki, who herself lives in an apartment in another prefab district of Greifswald. She is still behind the fact that Greifswald has joined the "Cities of Safe Havens" alliance and has thus committed itself to more commitment to taking in refugees.
On Thursday, the Junge Union in the north-east proposed to the federal government that transit zones be set up, that a repatriation offensive be implemented and that procedures be accelerated. The chairman Georg Günther called for a refugee summit and relief for the municipalities in the accommodation.
Meanwhile, several scientific institutions in Greifswald called for an objective debate. Political leaders are asked to take fears and reservations seriously and to find the greatest possible consensus, said a joint statement on Thursday from the University of Greifswald, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, among others. Greifswald is cosmopolitan and tolerant.
Around 500 people protested against a container accommodation planned there around a meeting of the Ostseeviertel district council on Monday. There had been hostilities against Mayor Stefan Fassbinder (Greens), who left the meeting under police protection. The city's main committee wants to deal with the issue on Thursday. The Vorpommern-Greifswald district and the city had announced that several smaller locations would be examined as an alternative.