After criticism of the formulation: Laschet provides a clear statement to Romanians and Bulgarians

The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has responded to criticism of his statement on the Corona onset in the battle of Tönnies operatio

After criticism of the formulation: Laschet provides a clear statement to Romanians and Bulgarians

The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) has responded to criticism of his statement on the Corona onset in the battle of Tönnies operation. "To give people, whatever their origin, any blame for the Virus, is prohibited. I think it's important to make it clear that this is for me, the entire government, of course“, said Laschet on Thursday.

The Prime Minister had responded on Wednesday to the question, what is the Corona onset in the battle of Tönnies operation on the previous relaxations in a statement: "This says nothing at all, because Romanians and Bulgarians are entered, and since the Virus is coming from. That will happen anywhere.“ Several SPD politicians had demanded a apology.

Armin Laschet have made the "Think of Tönnies, one-to-one to Own," criticized about the Chairman of the North Rhine-Westphalian SPD parliamentary group, Thomas Kutschaty. The "bottom drawer". "The ones that Mr. Tönnies exploits on a daily basis, should now be to blame for the spread of the Virus? This can't be Serious,“ said the SPD politician.

the Vice-Chairman of the SPD group in the Bundestag, Katja Mast, demanded an apology and said: "We are talking about very hard-working people who are now hundreds of sick. It's about her. No matter where you come from.“ In the social media laschet's quote caused outrage and ridicule. Moderator Jan böhmermann, tweeted: "The Bulgarians and the Romanians are to blame, if Armin Laschet, not Chancellor."

Laschet said on Thursday: "There are a variety of risks for the spread of viruses, including the conditions and the Form of travel within Europe. We want to limits, but just open and European labour market.“ The responsibility is elsewhere: "We must assume that the work conditions and the accommodation of the people have contributed to the Coronavirus could be spread among the employees of the Slaughterhouse in Gütersloh in such a way."

The CDU-politician said: "inhumane working conditions of employees are in neither the meat industry nor in other industries is unacceptable." Together with the Federal government they wanted to "for the whole of Germany better rules for the protection of the workers." The state government change for weeks with the representatives of the countries concerned, in order to achieve substantial improvements in the conditions", in particular, for workers from Bulgaria and Romania".

Updated Date: 19 June 2020, 05:20

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