Det kommer 400-500 migranter til Hamburg hver eneste dag. Hvor skal de innkvarteres? En koalisjon av sosialdemokrater, De Grønne og die Linke ga torsdag myndighetene anledning til å konfiskere private bygninger. Fridemokratene protesterer.
Interior Senator Michael Neumann said Friday that the city preferred to rent or purchase extra buildings as refugee shelters, but the bylaw gave it the additional power to make seizures if necessary.
«I hope that the law will never be applied,» he said, referring to a past case when a clinic had refused to make space available on the grounds that its image would be adversely affected.
The legislation passed on Thursday evening with the votes of the city’s Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and Left party will allow the temporary seizure of vacant commercial buildings until March 2017.
The city is required to compensate owners adequately and appropriations can only occur when space at main refugee reception centers is close to running out.
Konfikasjonsloven kan bli retningsgivende for andre delstater. Tyskland begynner å bli fullt. Det kom 210.000 migranter i september, like mye som i hele 2014.
Stemningen er ved å snu i Tysklad. Landets kapasitet er sprengt, likevel er myndighetenes tiltak begrensede. Det er konflikter i mottakene og migrantene skilles langs religiøse grenser. Hva sier det om sjansene for integrering?
Tempers have flared at several improvised shelters across Germany, including one in Hamburg on Thursday and on Sunday in the central city of Kassel.
Survey findings published Thursday from the pollster Infratest Dimap showed mounting insecurity among German voters .
Fifty-one percent of people polled at the end of September confirmed that they were «anxious that so many people were coming to us.» In August that number was 38 percent.
In contrast, 47 percent said the refugee trend did not make them anxious, compared to 59 percent in August.