“Awkward” – The Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock

"Embarrassing": Greens post Baerbock picture without men - and earn ridicule.  The Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock: She can also be seen in the picture.  (Source: dpa / Christophe Gateau)

The Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock: She can also be seen in the picture. (Source: Christophe Gateau / dpa

The Berlin Greens posted a picture on Twitter that only showed women – including a swipe at the Union. Then it turned out: The original picture could not have been created entirely without men.

A picture of the Greens with the top candidates in the federal government and in the state of Berlin as well as other women sparked debates on the Internet. The photo of the women’s group with, among others, Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock and the top candidate for the Berlin House of Representatives election, Bettina Jarasch, had the Greens of Berlin-Mitte on Twitter with a gender attack on the Union and wrote: “While on the group photos of the Union pushing old men together again … “.

A little later, however, it emerged that in the original photo the group of women was framed on the right and left by men, but they were cut away before the Twitter distribution. Green members themselves provided the original picture, even after criticism had arisen that although women were to be seen in the photo, but only whites and no people with a migration background. 

The cut-out men have a migration background, so the quota of non-white people on the original picture is 40 percent, tweeted Tuba Bozkurt, direct candidate of the Greens for the election to the Berlin House of Representatives in the fall.

The process led to some sharp comments on the Internet. The explanation for the omission of the men could not change that either. The middle-Greens tweeted: “… Nobody should be hidden with this. The tweet is simply not about them …” One user said in a nutshell: “Embarrassing: The original tweet. And the tried, clumsy one too Mitigation. “

 

Greens see European models for urban redevelopment

Berlin: Greens see European models for urban redevelopment.  Bettina Jarasch, top candidate of the Greens: Your party wants to orient its visions for a Berlin of the future on big cities like Copenhagen or Barcelona.  (Source: dpa)

Bettina Jarasch, top candidate of the Greens: Your party wants to orient its visions for a Berlin of the future on big cities like Copenhagen or Barcelona. (Source: dpa)

Barcelona and Copenhagen are model cities for the Berlin Green Party. There are car-free promenades or two-lane cycle paths. Options that the party would like to see in the Berlin of the future.

The Greens want to orient their visions for a Berlin of the future on big cities like Copenhagen or Barcelona . The goal is to turn streets, squares and their surroundings into “living spaces”, said the Green top candidate for the election to the House of Representatives , Bettina Jarasch, on Wednesday.

One example is Tauentzienstrasse in Charlottenburg and Schöneberg. A car-free promenade with an e-bus lane and a separate two-lane cycle path could be created there, modeled on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

According to the Greens, the A100 near Treptower Park could become a main road with an adjacent stream. The planned Y-route rapid cycle route would then be extended to Görlitzer Park.

Funds from the federal government are intended to support measures

When it comes to implementing such ideas towards a greener Berlin, the politician also expects support from the federal government. “The district will not be able to handle such a large project on its own,” said Jarasch. “We will need funds, including from the federal government.” After the flood events a few weeks ago, this is on the agenda everywhere anyway.

She is firmly on the fact that in the future urban development funding and funds for the social city will always include climate adaptation measures. This is necessary so that the cities in Germany are disaster-proof. Most recently, the Berlin State Association of the Nature Conservation Union recommended measures that are important in order to adapt Berlin to the changing climate. Heavy rain and heat waves would not spare large cities, but would be even more pronounced here due to the development.

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