Schwerin (dpa/mv) - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) called for the inclusion of children's rights in the Basic Law before International Children's Day this Wednesday. "Children must have the same opportunities and rights right from the start - no matter where they come from and where they grow up," Schwesig explained on Tuesday in Schwerin.
The state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has achieved a lot for children and families in recent years. Schwesig mentioned the non-contributory childcare in day care centers, day care and Hort. From this summer, children can also use the resort for up to ten hours free of charge. This is unique in Germany. The state government has also introduced a bill to lower the active voting age in state elections to 16.