Bausenatorin back: Had not acted with intent

Rarely is a person from the policy was included in the economic as joyfully as the resignation of the Berlin Bausenatorin Katrin Lompscher (Left). "Now is the

Bausenatorin back: Had not acted with intent

Rarely is a person from the policy was included in the economic as joyfully as the resignation of the Berlin Bausenatorin Katrin Lompscher (Left). "Now is the Chance for the Berlin Senate to correct the ideological errors of the past three years," said Juergen Schick, President of the real estate Association of Germany (IVD). Berlin should take the example of the new policy in other cities. A "bauverhinderung Senator" as Lompscher don't need the city.

Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

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Lompscher, had declared on Sunday evening, surprising her resignation. The background is that it has not discharged in several years remuneration of Supervisory Board positions in state-owned companies as prescribed in the state Treasury. It comes to an amount of around 7000 euros. Also you didn't specify the corresponding revenue in the years 2017 and 2018 in your tax return. "I assure that I have not acted with intent," said the 58-Year-old and spoke of a "severe personal mistake".

Lompscher was in the past years, the most controversial member of the red-red-green Berlin Senate. As no other member of the government you campaigned for the idea of a rent cap and brought this also against resistance from the government parties on the way. Since the end of February, the law is in force. It Rents for 1.4 million homes in the capital over a period of five years, freezes to a great extent. It also sets out specific relevant upper limits, the landlord shall not exceed, in the case of the re-letting of an apartment. By November, these upper limits should, which is the highest is cold at 9.80 euros per square meter – also for rent apply. The CDU and the FDP have complained before the Federal constitutional court against the law. The decision is still pending.

"The resignation is a Chance for Berlin"

Berlin, senators are allowed to paid activities in company boards in state-owned companies. In Lompschers case, among other things, the investment Bank Berlin (IBB) was the. Of the remuneration of the members of the government are allowed to keep a lump sum of up to 6135,50 Euro in the year. Anything beyond that you need to pay to the state Treasury. Your mistake was to become "in the context of answering a written question from a member of the house of representatives of Berlin at the beginning of this week and conscious", the statement said Lompschers. You have transferred the amount of the difference, and also informs the tax authority.

Lompscher is likely to have been aware that the Public look at additional implications of the Left-politicians, especially – and her especially. In the times of the GDR, the trained construction worker, a member of the SED, after the fall of the Berlin wall, she was active in its successor party, the PDS. In 2006, Lompscher rose for the first Time for the left party in the Berlin state government, was Senator for health, environment and consumer protection. The office as the Senator for city development and you'll be held since 2016. Shortly after her appointment she brought the coalition at the time, immediately at the edge of a Rift, by making the party Andrej Holm to your Secretary of state. This, however, had made false statements to an activity for the state security of the GDR. In 2019, there was resentment, because Lompscher took part in a Demonstration, on the expropriation of real estate business. She had been there as a private person, she said later.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 06:19

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