Ivenack (dpa/mv) - The left parliamentary group has called for the preparation of a poverty report for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. "In order to be able to take countermeasures in a targeted manner, we need the appropriate information," explained the left-wing social politician Steffi Pulz-Debler on Friday on the sidelines of a closed meeting of her parliamentary group in Ivenack (Mecklenburgische Seenplatte district). In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the left is part of the government led by Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD).
A lack of education, unemployment and low wages are the main causes of poverty. It was said that MV had relied on an image as a low-wage country for too long. For the long-term unemployed, Pulz-Debler continued to call for regionalized support measures that would enable them to start a job that would secure their livelihood.