Dresden (dpa / sn) - Simple language and uniform forms: The left have submitted practical proposals for reducing bureaucracy in Saxony. The public sector must be there for the population, the state must be able to fulfill its tasks and enforce rules, said Nico Brünler, a member of the state parliament, in Dresden on Friday. Processes would have to be simplified, merged, digitized wherever possible and made transparent.
Brünler proposed that laws and ordinances come into force uniformly on fixed dates throughout the year. Ordinances and regulations should not be written for lawyers or tax consultants, but would have to be formulated "in a manner appropriate to the addressee". Letters from authorities should be formulated in simple language. In addition, forms should always have the same basic structure. An authority must have reacted within four weeks, otherwise the application is automatically considered approved.