"The AfD State Association of Saxony is watching with concern and anger how today, in the name of Europe, wealth is being destroyed, freedom is being restricted and democracy is being damaged."
Nothing has changed in this statement from our 2014 election program. On the contrary: The CDU, which belongs to Berlin and has been in business with changing partners for almost 30 years, has continued to rule our lovable, traditional Free State in dead ends. These dead ends include over-regulated medium-sized businesses, neglected rural areas, exploding crime, starving education and job-wasting energy adventures. This needs to end now!
The AfD Saxony hereby presents a government program that ends this policy, brings about a fundamental change of direction and makes Saxony back to what it used to be: a proud, family-friendly and safe home. A naturally grown home that shapes a secure Saxon and German identity, but not an artificial European identity that does not exist and cannot exist. A home where everyone feels comfortable, who speak our language, who respect our values and laws and who are willing to contribute their share to our prosperity instead of only benefiting from it without their own contribution and performance. This change of direction leaves out the leveling and patronizing zeitgeist.
With the aspiration to become a government party, we also want to use the right of initiative of the Free State in the Federal Council for the benefit of Saxony. Therefore, we are not afraid to include federal policy demands and proposed solutions in our election program.
For us, a healthy middle class is the basis of an efficient and successful economy. Lighthouse projects are no longer to be subsidized, regional funding is also administered regionally, state allocations to local authorities are increased and the key to this is changed. We want to promote residential property in the city and country, authorize the State Audit Office to sanction, abolish property tax and roadside contributions, simplify trade tax, return to master duty and end the unilateral sanctions policy against Russia. We want to set up special economic zones in regions close to the border and weak in industry such as Lusatia, the Ore Mountains and the Vogtland.
For us, a solid, sustainable monetary policy that aims to avoid new debt is the basis for the prosperous economic development and thus the prosperity in Saxony. We want to continue to work towards finally enforcing the contractual bans on government financing by the ECB and the communitization of debts, sustaining unlimited use of cash as an important civil liberty, and strengthening regionally active banks such as savings banks and cooperative banks.
For us, a security policy based on the risk situation and not on the cash register is essential. We want to strengthen the staff and presence of the police, end political parties’ influence on the appointment of judges and prosecutors, reintroduce border controls, improve victim protection and prepare fire, emergency services and disaster protection for the future. We reject mosque buildings, especially those with minarets, as well as the religious face or full veiling in public spaces.
For us, the traditional family model of men, women and their children, which continues to prevail in Saxony, is the basis and prerequisite for our actions. We will eliminate the economic and legal disadvantages of this family model and strengthen these families in their individual freedom, independence and participation by reducing their tax and contribution burden in the long term: family should no longer be a risk of poverty in Saxony! We want to prevent early sexualization, expand the support network for pregnant women in need, introduce a Saxon baby welfare allowance, significantly expand the state education allowance, lower the childcare key in Saxon daycare centers and limit parental contributions.
For us, aligning the educational standards of the various school types with the requirements of secondary educational institutions is a matter of course. We want to realign early childhood education, enforce a headscarf ban in schools and kindergartens, maintain special schools and special schools, strengthen vocational schools, reduce the high school graduation rate, reintroduce the proven diploma and master’s degree programs and adhere to a state ministry of education. In addition, we want to terminate the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty and de-ideologize the Cultural Space Act.
The preservation of our welfare state is an important concern for us. Immigration therefore needs clear rules and protected borders. We want to stop child benefit payments to children living abroad, introduce a ceiling of 15% for work or temporary employment contracts, maintain the minimum wage, abolish Hartz IV and pay unemployment benefit I for longer, a special support program for older German citizens and a declaration of democracy in the event that Introduce grants. For us as Saxons facing the world, who nevertheless preserve and appreciate their own, granting asylum is a matter of course – but not the abuse of asylum law permitted by the Federal Government for mass immigration of mostly unqualified people from incompatible cultural backgrounds. We want to reject asylum procedures for forged or non-existent personal documents as inadmissible, introduce an age assessment for unaccompanied minors refugees (UMA), enforce the benefit in kind principle and the residence obligation for asylum seekers and tolerated persons, increase the number of detention pending deportations and consistently implement deportations.
For us, the revitalization of our long-neglected rural areas is a central political goal, which is why we are upgrading the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment to a strong Ministry of Rural Areas. We want to put responsibility for domestic agriculture back in national hands, prevent target quotas for organic farming and the cultivation of genetically modified crops, maintain allotment gardening and small animal breeding, establish a Saxon seal of origin, maintain the general ban on slaughtering, introduce an appropriate grazing animal premium and introduce the wolf put under the hunting law. Against the will of the citizens in the affected municipalities, there must be no further wind turbines in Saxony or any further expansion of existing wind turbines.
For us, the health care of the Saxon population is a task for society as a whole, which requires significantly more orientation towards the common good and has to be based on the patient, his dignity and his basic rights. We want to reintroduce the general practitioner, expand telemedicine, set up migrant outpatient clinics, establish a state nursing allowance, provide a high quality and freshly prepared school lunch and set a country doctor quota for the allocation of study places.
For us, turning our back on the “Great Transformation” (climate protection plan 2050), abolishing the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and returning to an energy policy that guarantees a stable, inexpensive and secure power supply are the foundation of our actions. We want to continue to use the internal combustion engine as well as the domestic primary energy source lignite. We also want to maintain pumped storage power plants that promote research on new energy and reactor technologies, enforce the 10-hour regulation for wind turbines and eliminate state regulations on energy saving that, like the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV), result in a disproportionately high financial burden in terms of costs / benefits Lead citizens and businesses. We also strive to relieve the overloaded motorways by shifting to alternative transport routes, unbundling freight and passenger transport, as well as full transport links in all regions of Saxony. For us, digital development offers more opportunities than risks, which is why we actively shape it for the benefit of both individuals and society. We want to establish a technology park "IT-COMMUNICATION", accelerate the supply of fast internet as well as nationwide mobile connection as elements of public services and promote Industry 4.0 as well as e-government. In addition, with a view to the (re) revitalization of rural areas in Saxony, we want to provide more support for the purchase of residential property and accelerate the development plan and planning approval procedures.
This demanding program was created on a grassroots basis in months of work in our state committees. In these, over 100 experts from our membership sacrificed many evenings and weekends to advance Saxony. And it was created with the active participation of our MdB and MdL, who brought their political experience and their proposals and legislative proposals, which were already actively represented in the Saxon State Parliament and the German Bundestag, to the subject.
We will be ready to bring this program to life from September 1, 2019.
Because: The AfD Saxony, although it was only founded in April 2013, has already achieved two historical achievements: in 2014 the first state parliamentary entry by a state association and in 2017 the best Bundestag election result before the CDU. Now, in 2019, we have the third chance to create something historic: we can provide the government of a federal state. And we have to do that in a country that prides itself on its liberal-democratic basic order – but in which the CDU-led federal government acts unconstitutionally! We must and will take this country back!
We are the alternative to a party that has forgotten all the ideals of November 1989. We are the alternative to a party that let the terms freedom, democracy and prosperity run down words because it only judged people and their performance according to their market value and subordinated the people to the economy and bureaucracy. We are the alternative to a party that jettisoned all conservative, patriotic, and liberal content to serve all other parties, and that kept politics in power.
Our program is not a program that we can implement alone. For this we need you, the citizens, all honest Saxons! We call you:
"Do you trust Saxony"!
Dare to shape yourself, dare to be active, trust your courage!
Saxony can do more! We’ll prove it.
1 ECONOMY; TAXES AND BUDGETARY POLICIES
1.1 Financial policy
Saxony is the state with the lowest per capita debt and has introduced a debt brake – the only vision that has been developed so far. We are for a sustainable financial policy that aims to avoid new debt, but can also react flexibly to upcoming crises. With this in mind, we demand:
1.1.1 More sovereignty for Saxony – regional support does not need a detour via Brussels
The funds spent on EU funding must be financed from total taxes collected. Funds managed by the EU devour enormous administrative costs and contradict the principle of subsidiarity. Saxon municipalities, like many others in Germany, suffer from dramatically poor financial resources and high debts. We want funds for regional funding to be administered regionally, or at least nationally. Administrative costs are not to be outsourced to the EU level. Award procedures are to be simplified.
1.1.2 Reduce the budget to core tasks
The household must be set up seriously, one-off effects may not be distributed as election gifts. Authorities are to be made slimmer, especially among the management staff.
The AfD demands that all expenditures – except those for education and internal security – be reviewed, because a recession can force drastic savings.
1.1.3 Strengthening municipalities – relieving citizens
The municipalities in Germany have always been given new tasks due to a failed government policy, without the allocations being increased to cover costs. The debt of the Free State is lower in Saxony than in the municipalities. By increasing the allocations, the municipalities can forego higher taxes and residents’ contributions and thus relieve the public. The AfD wants to increase the state allocations to the municipalities.
1.1.4 Promote property – secure property
Three out of four EU citizens live in their own apartment or house, one in two in Germany, only one in three in Saxony. We want to give back their towns and villages to the Saxon citizens, we want to promote property in town and country, bind citizens to the Free State and continue tradition.
1.1.5 Liability for tax waste and mismanagement
The Sachsen LB case shows that the – politically occupied – board of directors and the board of directors violated fundamental corporate governance rules. It is important to create awareness that decision-makers must also assume personal responsibility when they take on a role.
We want to authorize the State Audit Office to impose sanctions. In addition to the criminal proceedings, liability should also intervene without official liability privilege, which the State Audit Office can determine by decision. These notices can be challenged in financial jurisdiction.
1.2 Tax policy
1.2.1 Abolish property taxes instead of burdening citizens
The planned property tax reform will lead to additional burdens for citizens. Rural areas will be affected more than large cities. We therefore call for the abolition of property tax and compensation through higher allocations to the municipalities. Higher allocations also relieve municipalities and enable maintenance. Citizens’ contributions can be waived.
1.2.2 Prevent reintroduction of property tax
The property tax reform also enables the reintroduction of property tax. Wealth tax would once again tax assets already taxed annually. The citizen must be relieved and not burdened additionally. We want to prevent an additional substance tax.
1.2.3 Simplify trade tax
The municipalities in Saxony have the third highest trade tax rates in Germany. We want to lower the lifting rates to ensure the resettlement of companies and the maintenance of resident companies. The calculation of the trade tax is to be simplified, the complicated system of additions and reductions to be abolished.
1.3 SME policy
The AfD Saxony sees a healthy middle class, which creates the most jobs, the basis of an efficient and successful economy and rejects the subsidization of lighthouse projects. For us, economic policy is first and foremost a good policy for handicrafts and medium-sized companies. Saxony should again become the engine of innovation in Germany. Our goal is to simplify company foundations and to revive the entrepreneurial spirit. We respect the courage to have our own company and do not hinder it. As in other countries, special economic zones are to be created in Saxony. With this in mind, we demand:
1.3.1 Reawaken Saxony’s founding spirit
Saxony’s medium-sized companies are able to work and produce competitively. Saxon economic policy for Saxon entrepreneurs will awaken entrepreneurship again and offer existing companies a secure framework. The AfD wants to remove bureaucratic obstacles, create infrastructure and not let third parties dictate economic policy. Guarantees and venture capital are specifically provided to support our Saxon companies. We do not want a lighthouse policy, but a sea of founders. We want to bundle the funds for a start-up competition that supports the best from the idea to the development of their concept. In addition, we want to facilitate spin-offs and expand existing start-up grants to up to five years.
1.3.2 Strengthening the master craftsman – quality from Saxony
The brand has the lowering of the level of education and training, the waiver of the requirement to be a master craftsman in many areas and the abolition of the German diploma "Made in Germany" damaged. We call for the return to compulsory master craftsman and the reintroduction of the German diploma. This leads to more fair competition, fair market conditions and strengthens German craft and industry. The mark "Quality in Saxony" will stand for education, training and craftsmanship.
1.3.3 Saxony for Saxony
Public contracts should primarily be awarded regionally. Jobs have to be created locally. Companies in Saxony offer our citizens work, wages and an important reason to live here. Saxon SMEs have to grow healthily and can then involve their employees in them.
1.3.4 End the sanctions policy
Historically and due to the situation, our Saxon companies are oriented towards Eastern Europe and Russia. The federal government’s sanctions policy led to the loss of important markets and partners. The AfD wants an end to the one-sided sanctions policy against Russia and other countries. We want a secure supply of raw materials from our country and our companies. We want safe trade with all countries.
1.3.5 Special economic zones
The AfD wants to set up special economic zones in regions close to the border and weak in industry such as Lusatia, the Ore Mountains and the Vogtland. These can benefit from simplified regulations and serve as model regions for other areas in the event of possible crises. The forced coal phase-out and the forced switch to electromobility can thus be turned into opportunities.
1.3.6 Reduction of overregulation
Almost all companies suffer from a myriad of national and increasingly European regulations and laws that regulate their activities. This flood of laws particularly affects smaller companies. The state should issue general guidelines, but refrain from any detailed regulations. The AfD wants to give entrepreneurs and citizens more personal responsibility.
The AfD Saxony stands for the preservation of the regional roots and local idiosyncrasies of the Saxons as well as for the hospitality for all who want to get to know these roots and idiosyncrasies. A smart and sustainable tourism policy fulfills economic, social and aesthetic requirements and at the same time maintains cultural integrity, ecological processes and our livelihood. The “Tourism Strategy 2025” offers approaches for this that we have to develop further. This applies above all to classic SME issues such as reducing bureaucracy with less recording requirements and flexible working time regulations, funding transparency and process simplification, succession planning and concepts for recruiting skilled workers. We know about the connection between holiday culture, travel culture, service culture and regional culture and their importance for tourism: the more attractive, authentic and original, the more successful. Success is not only expressed quantitatively in the number of overnight stays or sales, but also qualitatively: in the image of the often rural target regions, in the evaluation of accommodation and meals as well as in emotional aspects such as the experience, the feel-good or the attractiveness factor often based on centuries-old traditions. The potentials of the existing structures must be better exploited, particularly for marketing and market research, and synergies between full-time and volunteer actors must also be used. We reject an additional "Competence Center for Saxon Tourism". The accessibility of tourist destinations in structurally weak areas must be significantly improved. Direct flights from our Saxon airports to neighboring countries Poland and the Czech Republic would be an additional addition to increasing the number of tourists. With a migration-critical and SME-friendly policy, with a strengthening of our legal and security organs and a revitalization of rural areas, we will ensure that many guests continue to come to the Free State and feel comfortable here.
2 MONEY AND CURRENCY POLICY
The AfD in Saxony is also committed to a sound monetary policy at the state level with the options available to it in the corresponding parliamentary bodies. Because a solid monetary policy is the basis for the prosperous economic development and thus the prosperity in Saxony. It supports the relevant measures and objectives of the AfD’s fundamental and European election program, which include in particular:
2.1 Termination of the ECB’s expropriation policy of savers and pensioners
The ECB was originally supposed to be a second German Bundesbank. Instead, it pursues a monetary policy of uneconomic interest rates (zero interest rate policy). This destroys all funded pension systems, from company pensions to state-sponsored pension systems, private life insurance and private savings. Since the ECB President Draghi took office, Germans have lacked more than 500 billion euros for their retirement provisions. All ECB measures to manipulate the free capital market must be stopped. This supranational bailout policy violates applicable law, including the ECB’s prohibition of state funding and the prohibition of liability for the debts of other Member States (Art. 123 and 125 TFEU). The bailout policy breaks all assurances given to voters since the 1990s regarding “Germany’s never approved liability for foreign debt”. This also means that in payment transactions in the euro zone, the balancing of the open target balances between the National Banks must again take place directly and on the same day as in 2007, in order to avoid the rise in unrealizable claims at the Deutsche Bundesbank. The Deutsche Bundesbank currently has open claims of almost 1,000 billion euros against the ECB, the recovery of which is uncertain and not even legally enforceable due to the lack of collateral. The AfD calls for the ECB to enforce the contractual bans on state funding and debt-sharing, as well as restoring the powers of the ECB to pure monetary policy, not converting the ESM into a European monetary fund, and a gradual end to the ECB’s bond purchase programs and the "rescue" Programs through EFSF and ESM. The AfD calls on the Federal Government and the Deutsche Bundesbank to end the overuse of the "Target 2" clearing account that has been tolerated so far. The Deutsche Bundesbank’s Target 2 claims, which are at high risk of derecognition, must be melted down, appropriately paid interest and backed up with collateral (gold, foreign exchange reserves or other state property).
2.2 Receipt of cash
Cash is freedom. This freedom is in danger. The gradual abolition of cash is being prepared with the support of the Federal Government, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. This would limit the role of money as an inviolable and fee-free store of value, and in the event of a crisis, account holders could be expropriated. Cash is a natural bulwark against a further drop in interest rates into the negative range.
A cash ban would mean that payment transactions can only take place electronically. This gives the state and banks total control over all cash flows and economic activities, over every financial act by the citizens, and possibly even over their whereabouts. The glass bank customer would become the glass person – full surveillance down to private, even intimate areas of life. Such control options are not compatible with a free constitutional state. In addition, as many examples show, electronic systems are not tamper-proof.
The AfD demands the permanent preservation of unlimited cash use as an important civil liberty.
2.3 No German liability for EU banks, strengthen SME financing
The AfD demands that the Federal Government oppose any follow-up to the so-called European Banking Union and the European Deposit Guarantee Scheme (EDIS) proposed by the EU Commission. With the European Banking Union, the German savings banks, cooperative banks and the German private banking industry, which had previously only been anchored in the communes, would also be subject to EU redistribution. With several trillion euros, EDIS would be the EU’s largest joint liability pool. This communitarianisation would save German savers and bank customers with their deposit money for ailing banks in the Mediterranean countries, which already have over 900 billion euros in bad debts on their balance sheets. This would be a further step in the deep liability and transfer union rejected by the AfD.
The AfD requires that German banks limit any liability to only the national level and, as before, can create their own joint liability and deposit protection solutions that take into account the different profiles of German banking groups.
In Germany, these are primarily the regionally active and locally anchored savings banks, cooperative banks and regional funding institutions, as historically grown important pillars of the German tripartite banking system (consisting of the savings banks, cooperative banks and private banks), with their solid and proven bank group-specific institutional protection that has been independent for decades and liability facilities. These do not require communitization.
The regional German development banks, savings banks and cooperative banks are indispensable providers of local credit supply. They secure the financing of regional small and medium-sized businesses, which form the backbone of the social market economy and thus of prosperity in our country and the Saxon economy.
We advocate restoring national sovereignty over banking and financial services, maintaining and strengthening regional banks and financial centers; because this economic area is vital for the smooth functioning of our economy and for Saxony.
The AfD is opposed to any attempt to Europeanize liability risks, particularly from banking transactions. The AfD demands that the liability of German banks and thus German citizens and savers for other EU banks continue to be excluded and that purely regional banks (such as savings banks and cooperative banks in Germany) be strengthened.
2.4 With us, your money is safe: protecting citizens against the euro crisis
The euro is a misconstruction for an economic area with currently 19 economies with completely different performances and cannot function economically in its current form.
This is clearly shown by the fact that after nineteen years of tension, the single currency can only be maintained through permanent and largely German guarantees. This is not a basis for the prosperous development of the economies of the euro countries.
The euro crisis is a systemic problem and can therefore only be solved systematically. The solution is to reintroduce the national currencies, which reflect the performance of their respective economies, while keeping the euro in parallel if necessary.
Germany must also be able to act in the event of a sudden monetary crisis. We therefore want to take legal measures in good time to reintroduce a new national currency (“Deutsche Mark”).
When the Deutsche Mark is reintroduced, Germany may need state gold, which is sometimes stored abroad, as a temporary cover option, and the AfD is calling on the Federal Government and the Deutsche Bundesbank to transfer all of the gold stored abroad to Germany immediately.
3 INTERNAL SECURITY; JUSTICE AND PRIVACY
3.1 Provide the police with better equipment, personnel and finances
Due to inadequate personnel planning at the courts, public prosecutors, prisons and the police, these institutions are barely able to perform the tasks assigned to them in full.
The result is lengthy criminal proceedings with mild judgments and even discontinuation of proceedings, lengthy investigation proceedings and the release of urgently suspected criminals from pre-trial detention.
Therefore, the police staff must be increased to at least 15,000 police officers and the visible police presence in public spaces, especially in rural and border regions, must be significantly strengthened.
The AfD advocates a security policy based on the danger situation and not on the cash situation. Cross-border crime requires more effective cross-border police cooperation. Police video surveillance must not be stigmatized, but should only be used moderately in the interests of the citizen.
3.2 Strengthening the independence of the judiciary – public prosecutors without instructions, independent judges and party-independent audit offices
The AfD wants to end the influence of the political parties on the appointment of judges and prosecutors. The independence of the third violence must be expanded through judicial self-government, as is already common in many other European countries. In particular, the constitutional courts and courts of auditors must be protected against party political influence. We therefore support the model proposal of the German Association of Judges to set up a judicial election committee and a judicial administrative board.
3.3 No reform of criminal law, murder must remain a murder under criminal law
For decades, law enforcement agencies have been able to work reliably with criminal law tools to persecute, accuse and convict murderers and manslaughter.
The AfD sees no need for a reform of the criminal law on murder and homicide. Murder must remain a murder under criminal law.
3.4 Streamline simple criminal proceedings
The AfD wants to encourage the Saxon prosecutors to use the accelerated procedure provided for in the Code of Criminal Procedure so that there is little time between the crime and the sentence. By streamlining simple criminal proceedings, the educational effect can be more effective, especially among adolescents and adolescents.
The AfD is committed to extending the accelerated procedure to juvenile law.
3.5 Modern and transparent processing of procedures in the authorities
The AfD is open to an information freedom law. The citizen’s right to transparent and transparent handling of proceedings and completion by the courts, public prosecutors, the police and administration should be improved and strengthened. To this end, we want local courts, local public prosecutors and local police stations. The latter applies above all to the border regions with a high crime rate due to theft and drug smuggling.
A lack of personnel in the judiciary also has disadvantageous consequences for jobs: if companies can only assert their claims before the civil courts after years of litigation, this can cost their economic existence. A more efficient judiciary therefore represents a location advantage that should not be underestimated for companies wishing to settle in the Free State of Saxony.
In particular, the Constitutional Court and the State Audit Office are to be protected against party political influence.
3.6 Combating organized crime sustainably
Organized crime (OK) needs to be tackled more sustainably. This includes consistently skimming off profits from crime and, consequently, making greater use of the existing legal instrument of confiscation. Since the majority of organized crime offenders are foreigners, it must be simplified to identify them.
The AfD wants to introduce the OC membership as reason for expulsion for this group of people if there is any suspicion.
3.7 Introduction of personal and goods controls at the Saxon external borders
The dissolution of stationary border controls, due to the Schengen Agreement, does not meet the security needs of the Saxon population. Uncontrolled immigration or smuggling activities as well as cross-border crime are common. These crimes must be dealt with effectively.
For this reason, the Saxon AfD demands the reintroduction of border controls at the existing border crossing points, as well as monitoring of the “green border”. For this purpose, a powerful "Joint Task Force Border" must be formed with the federal police.
This would also mean an improvement in the fight against drug crime taking into account the special border location of Saxony. Because drug crime is control crime, i.e. their detection or prosecution depends on controls and investigations in the area of the offense. The drastic increase to be observed across the entire spectrum of drug-related crime is probably only the tip of the iceberg, because despite personnel shortages, controls were intensified with the result of increasing crime numbers. This proves that drug crime has been politically underestimated.
3.8 Combat business warnings
Even if this is subject to federal legislation, the AfD wants to combat the business model of business warnings, which are expensive not only for medium-sized companies and business owners, but also for private individuals and municipalities.
The AfD demands that a claim for reimbursement of costs against the warned person can no longer be made for a first warning letter. The warned party has the opportunity to remedy the alleged violation at no cost.
3.9 Victim protection instead of perpetrator protection
Instead of letting the perpetrator protection get out of hand, the AfD wants to focus again on objectively improving victim protection. Non-treatable alcohol and drug addicts as well as mentally ill perpetrators, who pose significant risks to the general public, should not be placed in psychiatric hospitals, but in preventive detention.
Relaxation and vacation in prison may only be possible with the approval of the public prosecutor. The considerable proportion of foreigners, particularly in the field of violent and drug-related crime, currently only meets half-hearted measures relating to immigration law; in particular, foreign criminals can very often rely on obstacles to deportation and are therefore safe from deportation.
The AfD wants to lower the expulsion requirements and streamline the expulsion process by the criminal courts issuing the expulsion of criminals at the same time as the sentence. Furthermore, legal obstacles to deportation must be mitigated. In addition, by agreement with foreign countries, reception capacities for people who cannot otherwise be deported must be created outside of Germany; if necessary, it must be possible to imprison dangerous criminals.
The AfD demands to reliably prevent the naturalization of criminals, to abolish the right to naturalization, to reintroduce the earlier status quo of the parentage principle, which applied until 2000, and to enforce the loss of citizenship in certain circumstances within the framework of the applicable law.
3.10 Strengthening direct democracy
According to Art. 70 of the Saxon Constitution, the people are entitled to introduce bills in addition to the government and parliament. We want to strengthen this element of direct democracy and improve the procedures for referendums, referenda and referendums.
A draft law with 40,000 signatures of supporters must be submitted to the President of the State Parliament. This number of supporter signatures is to be reduced to 10,000. The state parliament can then pass the bill within 6 months. Otherwise, a referendum will be carried out, in which at least 450,000 citizens entitled to vote will sign a declaration that a referendum is to be carried out on the bill.
We want to reduce the number of signatures for supporters for the implementation of a referendum to 200,000.
The AfD is committed to freedom of religion under Article 4 GG. The free practice of religion for Muslims is guaranteed in Saxony, so the AfD rejects mosque buildings, especially with a minaret.
Such and other sacred buildings, which intervene deeply in the cityscape, must be accepted by the local population. Peaceful civil protests are a legitimate means of expression and show the citizens’ will. For this reason, the AfD demands that citizens be involved at an early stage in the future. If necessary, citizen decisions on sacred buildings must be made possible.
Arbitrary decisions over the heads of the citizens only create the breeding ground for violence, disenchantment with politics and extremism.
3.12 Monitor mosque associations / associations
The AfD wants to introduce a declaration of democracy for mosque associations, in which they are committed to our secular state, religious freedom and the renunciation of violence. If refused, the mosque association loses all legal legitimacy.
The AfD calls for this declaration to also disclose the financing of these associations and the relationship between them and international organizations or organizations from foreign countries.
3.13 Ban on masking during demonstrations / general ban on veiling
Anyone demonstrating peacefully or exercising their democratic right by elevator does not need any disguise. The left-wing autonomous sector in particular wants to avoid state persecution in anonymity. We want to enforce the ban on masking at all public events or elevators.
The AfD also advocates a general ban on religious face or full veils in public spaces. In an open society, it is common to show one’s face. If you want to live in this open society, you also have to adapt to local customs, which is also a sign of the migrants’ willingness to integrate and tolerate.
3.14 Against extremism and terrorism / for independent protection of the constitution
The AfD declares war on all extremism and terrorism. The AfD treats ideologically motivated extremists with zero tolerance, as do hate preachers who question our democracy, our society with its customs and customs. To do this, we need efficient and independent constitutional protection with the associated foundations. We reject misuse of the constitutional protection to prevent the renewal processes of society. Therefore, the responsibilities of the protection of the constitution need to be revised. The support of politically active associations should at best be carried out with the greatest sense of proportion and should be made dependent on the submission of a comprehensive declaration of democracy with an extremism clause
3.15 Improved conditions for fire brigades, emergency services and civil protection
The AfD demands that the rescue service, fire and disaster protection are prepared for the future and that they are again in the focus as part of the state security provision.
The task must be to keep citizens’ security not only at the current level, but also in rural areas, but also to improve it. Politicians must become aware of their tasks and responsibilities again and not pass them on to underfunded municipalities and their citizens. For many years, changes and suggestions for improvement in this area have been brought up to politicians, but without lasting success.
For this reason, the AfD wants to further strengthen civil protection against major disasters as well as the emergency services and grant voluntary work as one of the main pillars in fire and disaster protection a sustainable public and economic recognition of the work done. Because the active perform a respected service, not only in the event of fire or accident. That is why equipping the weirs with the latest technology is of great importance. As with civil protection, especially in rural areas, weirs must also be made attractive in the weirs. In addition to the financial security of the firefighters, this also includes a corresponding incentive for the employers, who sometimes do without these employees for hours when deployed. The day-by-day readiness of the fire brigades must also be guaranteed in rural areas. Fire and disaster protection must be integrated into school lessons in free projects. As a recognition and incentive for many years of voluntary work in the voluntary fire brigade, the aim is to introduce a tiered supplementary pension and a special fund has been set up in the Saxon state budget.
3.16 Legal possession of weapons
Legal gun owners, sport shooters, hunters and weapon collectors are particularly affected by the tightening of an already restrictive weapons law. The illegal weapons used for terrorist attacks are not covered. We therefore reject the implementation of the EU Firearms Directive. Official controls on legal weapon owners are free of charge.
4.1 Stable families with children are our future
The alternative for Germany does not deny the man-made demographic change that threatens the long-term preservation of our community. However, we do not limit ourselves to just complaining about its consequences, but want to combat its causes, above all the ideological change in values and the structural disadvantage of families in our society. Most families in Saxony live a traditional family model, a binding, lasting partnership between man and woman, which is designed to be a shelter for the safe growing up of own or adopted children. This family model, which also includes separation families, represents well over 90% of all families and, as the nucleus of society and the basis of our state, is rightly under the special and unchangeable protection of our constitution. It is the only family model that will bring forth future top performers and specialists, without whom Germany has no economic prospects for survival.
The AfD wants to eliminate economic and legal disadvantages of the majority family model. It will work to suppress the idealization of the family of husband, wife and their children in public and in education.
We want to strengthen families in their individual freedom, independence and participation by reducing their tax and contribution burden in the long term and thus giving them scope for more children. For us, this is the most sustainable form of economic promotion and securing the future for Saxony. In the short term, however, a demographic change in Saxony can only be achieved through country-specific support measures, through concrete ideas for a real welcome culture for children.
All measures and laws in Saxony should – taking into account the primacy of parental responsibility – consider the needs of children for time, care, care, protection, development and educational opportunities and honor the achievements of parents for society.
We want to support responsible parents more than before and give all children the chance to live, develop their skills and bring them into society. Family should no longer be a risk of poverty in Saxony!
4.2 Promoting the successful family model
A binding, long-term, happy partnership with children remains the most important goal in life for most young Germans. However, many are delaying starting a family – also in view of the stress and disadvantages experienced by families. They often start the family too late to be able to raise more children before their own age sets limits.
The AfD therefore strives to embed a positive image of family life as teaching content in all school types. The guiding principle of the family consisting of father, mother and children, as intended in the Basic Law Art. 6, should again be the focus in accordance with the majority of the reality lived.
4.3 Tolerance instead of acceptance of other life models
Deviating life models should not take up more space than they have in everyday life. Tolerance is required, but no child should be forced to accept it. Article 22 of the Saxon Constitution leaves the sovereignty over the evaluation and classification of life models and forms of sexuality with the parents until the children develop their own interest in these topics.
The AfD rejects any early sexualization. Sex education at Saxon day-care centers and schools must respect natural limits of shame and educate children appropriately for their age without overwhelming them.
We will vigorously oppose efforts at all levels to reinterpret the terms parentage, family and marriage, which are relevant to the fundamental rights defined in the Basic Law. Every child has the right to know their biological parents and to grow up protected.
From the beginning, our children should learn respect and awe of the miracle of life and solidarity with the weaker. Basic skills in housekeeping, self-organization, time management and discourse skills must be trained, sport, team spirit and musical education promoted at school.
4.4 Improve protection of the unborn
Every year, several thousand children in Saxony lose their lives before they have even seen the light of day because their mothers cannot find adequate support despite conflict advice. On the other hand, many couples despair because no or no more children want to recruit them.
The AfD therefore wants to expand the support network for pregnant women in need and help them find a sustainable life perspective more often than before for their child and themselves. We will work to facilitate the flow of information to adoptive parents so that unwanted pregnant women are more likely to engage in giving birth to their children.
When it comes to conflict counseling itself, we will ensure greater transparency as to which guidelines the advice is given and whether these guidelines are actually implemented in practice in accordance with the case law of the Federal Constitutional Court. We want to support carriers who have been proven to provide advice for life more than before. At the federal level, we will work to ensure that the existing abortion laws are preserved in their current form.
4.5 Baby welcome money for Saxony
In Saxony there are still far too few children born to preserve the population and thus the legacy of our cultural landscape and our grown industrial and agricultural sectors. Saxony needs its own high-performing young talent to secure long-term prosperity and tradition, innovative strength and competitiveness in small and medium-sized businesses, in crafts and services, but also in the key Saxon industries.
We therefore want to introduce a Saxon baby welcome fee of € 5,000 to support those who demonstrate courage to children and responsibility as parents. Citizens with their main residence in Saxony, who become parents after at least three years of training or employment, receive this in three installments for the child’s birth and for the third and sixth year of life, without offsetting benefits under SGB XII. In the interest of the child’s well-being, it should also be a prerequisite that all recommended medical check-ups are taken and that educational obligations have not been grossly violated.
4.6 Significantly increase state education allowance
The Saxon Constitution obliges the Free State in Article 22 paragraph 2 to give special support to mothers who care for and raise their children in home security and thus enable them to have a secure bond. Article 6 of the Basic Law defines the fundamental right and duty of parents to decide solely on the care and care of their children without state tutelage. However, this freedom of choice, which is guaranteed by the constitution, is not guaranteed for most parents. In Saxony too, many parents are forced to have their toddlers looked after during the day for financial reasons in order to be able to take care of the family with two small incomes themselves.
The AfD therefore wants to strengthen the previously disadvantaged parental childcare by significantly increasing the state childcare allowance. It should not be just € 150 per month for a year, as before, but should ensure the free choice of care for the first three years of the child’s life, especially for other children. In this way, we actively make it easier for working couples to choose children, for our specialists, taxpayers and contribution payers of tomorrow.
We are guided by the federal education allowance, but we want to do it significantly better. The state child-raising allowance should amount to 67% of the last annual net income of the caring parent before the first child, however at least € 750 and a maximum of € 1,500 per month. The previous low income limits will no longer apply, so that significantly more parents will be entitled to benefits than before. The subscription period ends at the child’s third year, not after one year. If more parents choose to look after their little ones themselves, this also relieves the personnel situation in Saxon daycare centers.
Since the state education allowance is financed from Saxon tax resources, it should only be granted to parents who have sole German citizenship and who together had their main residence in Saxony for at least ten years. We also want to strengthen Saxony demographically.
4.7 Improve quality in day care centers
Our children are our future. You have the right to optimal, individual care both in daycare and in daycare. The performance-based payment of the day care worker by the municipalities must be ensured, the continuous further education to promote. We stand for care keys according to internationally recognized standards. These are 1: 3 for crèches (U3), 1: 7.5 for kindergarten (Ü3) and 1: 12 for after-school children. Our improved state education allowance will also help to relieve the burden, since it is to be expected that significantly more toddlers will then be able to be looked after longer at home.
Our children should be able to develop their character and motor skills freely. However, from the start you need loving guidance, with fixed rules and limits, a framework in which you can develop safely.
The AfD therefore wants a realignment of early childhood education and upbringing in children’s institutions.
We speak clearly against so-called "open concepts" in day care centers. Based on proven experience and objective research, including a. to bind, the focus should once again be on the general ability of the children to go to school, companionship and mindfulness, the joy of learning and a healthy willingness to perform.
We want to ensure a safe learning of the German language for all children who will live here in the long term. Therefore, the German language should be binding in Saxon daycare centers. The proportion of non-German-speaking children in day care groups should be limited to a maximum of ten percent in order to ensure good language development for all children. Children of families with no permanent prospect of staying are to be looked after by native speakers in separate facilities if necessary, so that they do not suffer any disadvantages when they return home. The Free State should only create the framework here; childcare is a primary responsibility of parents.
4.8 Limit parental contributions, strengthen educator training
We want to abolish parental contributions in day care centers. In the long term, we want to create full freedom of choice in childcare by promoting all childcare models equally. Saxony has too few educators, their education is not paid for, and often even school fees have to be paid.
We want to promote the education of educators through state technical schools and pay an appropriate training fee to increase the attractiveness of the educator profession. The already high quality standards for teacher training in Saxony can be maintained. However, we want to limit the previous two-year social assistant training to one year and – if the evaluation is positive – also recognize a voluntary social work or vocational preparation year in children’s institutions.
4.9 Appreciate family work
Art. 22 (2) of the Saxon Constitution calls on the government to honor and support those who do not have their own earned income and self-actualization for the care of children or relatives in need of care. The AfD wants to live up to this constitutional requirement and also work in the Federal Council to reduce structural disadvantages for families in social security. As part of the pension reform sought by the AfD, care and child-rearing periods are to be taken into account better than before in the pension. This also applies to women who gave birth and brought up their children during training. We want the achievement of bringing up children through mothers and fathers to be recognized more. For this purpose, representatives of the state government, regional parliaments and the municipalities should regularly become publicly active, for example on public holidays and graduation ceremonies.
The care and upbringing of children is a multifaceted, but sometimes exhausting task. We therefore want to facilitate access to parent-child cures for self-caring parents. We want to strengthen mothers and fathers in their specific roles and give them easier access to further training opportunities so that they can carry out their educational work without permanent overload and can also return to their jobs more easily.
4.10 Strengthen families
The families are under pressure on many fronts. For many families, financial bottlenecks and worries are the main reason for putting off the desire for children again and again.
Also in our time of forced change of gender roles, flexible working hours and the general crisis of authority in family and society, many young people are overwhelmed by the complexity of the educational task.
The AfD will therefore support sustainable, professionally sound and proven advice and support for families in personal or professional crisis situations. We want to provide sufficient family assistance to enable families in immediate or ongoing emergencies to be stabilized through expert advice.
We also want to use local government grants to enable municipalities to waive the taxation of second home taxes for young people registered as apprentices in their secondary residence. In addition to indirect family support, this would increase the attractiveness of Saxon training institutions in the nationwide competition.
4.11 Introduce Saxon ticket
We are committed to free transportation of schoolchildren, with the exception of a share that is uniform across Saxony, even during the holidays. This "Saxon ticket" should also apply to participants in recognized voluntary services (FSJ, FÖJ, BFD, IJFD, etc.).
In the federal government, we will work to ensure that educational and participation services (school equipment, school trips, sports and musical offers) can be applied for less bureaucratically. However, they should always contain a reasonable own contribution. In this way, low-income families are better supported.
5 EDUCATION; SCIENCE; CULTURE AND MEDIA
5.1.1 Courage to perform instead of the delusion of academics
While the high school graduation rate has been increasing for decades and more and more high school graduates finish their schooling with a one-high school diploma, the complaints of the professors about insufficient knowledge of the new students are increasing. Tutoring courses at universities and training companies are the rule, not the exception. The teaching of teaching content was replaced by "competence-oriented" teaching, which led to a further massive loss of quality and a lack of judgment on the part of the students. The study “Maturity & Studying Ability ”of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (2016) states:“ The Abitur is no longer a guarantee of studying ability ”. The result is high dropout rates in vocational training and in university.
The AfD demands that the educational standards of the various school types be aligned with the requirements of the secondary educational institutions. The central task of the school must not be a gossipy “competence orientation”, but the imparting of specialist knowledge. The primary goal must be: a subject teacher must be in front of each class. We reject the constant reduction in the level of performance to increase the high school graduation rate.
In view of global competition, the performance level of Saxon schools must not only be a national, but also an international leader.
The AfD Saxony is working to establish the systematic primer approach in conjunction with the GDR school exit letter SAS as a uniform teaching and learning goal in primary school, so that all pupils from grade five can write a connected script safely and legibly.
5.1.2 Preserved multi-tier school system
The gradual abolition of various types of school and the development towards leveling unified school up to grade 10 must be stopped. Efficient teaching and learning is only possible if the differences in performance between the students of a school form remain limited. Educational justice requires differentiation, not leveling. Studies prove the superiority of the differentiated school system compared to the unit school.
The AfD therefore endorses a school system that is differentiated according to talents, which does justice to the different levels of performance of the students and, as before, enables good students to switch. Relevant admission requirements for the high school should be binding performance criteria nationwide. The Abitur must become proof of your ability to study again, and the secondary or secondary school qualification must enable professional training. Schools in free sponsorship (Private schools) are a useful addition to the state education system.
Despite the high conversion effort, we strive for a longer learning period up to class 8.
The AfD Saxony is working to make the educational recommendation for the grammar school binding again and to reduce it from 2.0 to 1.5 regardless of class level. The principle "teacher assessment beats parental will" applies: the state’s educational mandate should not be subordinate to parent’s parenting law on this question, but should be subordinate to it. The school law must be adjusted accordingly.
5.1.3 Strengthen vocational education and high schools
Dual training in companies and vocational schools is a successful model. However, the striving for higher and higher levels of high school and university graduates as well as inadequate knowledge of high school and junior high school graduates endanger young people in the training professions. More than a third of all IHK companies have to correct missing knowledge in spelling, text comprehension and mathematics through tutoring courses. Numerous apprenticeships cannot be filled due to a lack of sufficiently qualified applicants, a quarter of the apprentices drop out of the training.
Vocational schools must be strengthened as the pillars of vocational training and lifelong learning, and the value of vocational training must be recognized more. The secondary schools are to become more attractive through cooperation with companies and the chambers of industry and commerce.
The entitlement to the special assessment of performance (BLF) at high schools must be increased and binding from class 8 onwards. Violence against teachers must be punished more severely.
5.1.4 No ideologically motivated inclusion: support and special schools received
The United Nations’ requirement to guarantee disabled children participation in the education system has already been met in Germany. Children with special needs receive comprehensive support in the special school, which the regular school cannot provide. The AfD opposes the attempt to abolish special and special schools on the backs of disabled children.
5.1.5 Improve appreciation of teachers
Student performance largely depends on the personality of the teacher. The acceptance and success of the teacher increase with their ability to generate emotional resonance and motivate the students to achieve good results. Providing the public with an appreciation of these efforts helps to make the teaching profession attractive even to the best high school graduates. The teacher’s authority must not be questioned.
5.1.6 Consequences of mass immigration: Not on the back of the students
Mass immigration and family reunification exacerbate the shortage of teachers due to a large and unforeseen number of school-age children. It has also been shown that these children, not least because of insufficient language skills, can hardly follow the lessons and thereby hinder local students in their learning progress.
The aim of schooling children of asylum seekers who are required to attend school must be to prepare them for life after returning to their country of origin and to bridge the time until they return.
5.1.7 Communicate love of home
The aim of school education is to convey a positive image of Saxony and Germany, its history, present and future. Both light and dark sides are to be dealt with. The focus is on positive identification with our country. We want to revise the curricula accordingly.
5.1.8 No ideological influence in schools
The classroom must not be a place of political indoctrination. Under the guise of anti-racism, however, the association “School Without Racism”, to which 91 schools in Saxony have joined, has waged a struggle against the AfD and its political positions.
Associations that attempt to ideologically indoctrinate students must be denied access to school. You may not receive tax funds. The subject-specific lessons should again be called home studies.
5.1.9 Traditional family values instead of early sexualization
The “Sex Pedagogy of Diversity” represents an impermissible interference in the natural development of our children. As a result, they are unsettled about their sexual identity.
The AfD rejects all attempts to remove the traditional family image. The ideological experiment of early sexualization must be ended.
5.1.10 Digitization at school
Schools need modern equipment for computer science lessons and for vocational training in technical subjects. The set-up and maintenance of this equipment must be carried out by technical staff in order to relieve the IT teachers.
However, the electronic forms of learning (e-learning, tablets, smartboards) currently advocated by lobby groups can neither replace the lessons given by the teacher nor self-learning with the textbook. Controlled studies in Germany and other countries show that digital media deteriorate student performance or have no influence. There is no empirical evidence to support claims that the use of digital media can better support disadvantaged students or make learning more individual. However, it has been shown that restricting the use of cell phones in schools improves student performance.
E-learning is a waste of money and does not improve student performance.
The AfD demands that the use of mobile phones and tablets in schools be restricted.
5.1.11 No Islam lessons at Saxon schools, no special rights for Muslims
Political Islam is a totalitarian ideology that is hostile to our culture and is not compatible with the Basic Law. This ideology must not be taught in Saxon schools. Muslim students, like all other students, also have to take swimming and physical education classes. Halal eating in canteens is an expression of progressive Islamization, which we are resolutely fighting.
The AfD calls for a headscarf ban in schools and kindergartens.
5.1.12 Early childhood education
The current misery in education can be attributed to an incorrect education policy. This begins in early childhood and manifests itself in the increase in behavioral problems, a lack of gross and fine motor skills and a lack of concentration. Discipline, aggression, lack of motivation to learn and poor academic performance are common consequences. The reason for this is pedagogy that regards children as small adults, does not require any effort from them and avoids drawing clear boundaries. However, children lose their orientation. Right from the start, you need fixed rules and limits as well as loving but firm guidance. They should understand that if they make an effort, they can learn a lot of interesting things and solve increasingly difficult tasks. Educators and parents are role models and need educational authority, because only in this way can children develop trust, security, socialization and motivation to learn. However, the Saxon education plan does not do justice to these goals.
The AfD therefore calls for a reorientation of early childhood education based on proven experience. The general ability of the children to go to school at a high level, joy in learning and a healthy willingness to perform must again be the goal of early childhood education.
5.1.13 Educational mandate for day care facilities
The day care center now increasingly complements the educational and care function of the parental home. However, there are strong tendencies towards pure leisure care. We reject that. In addition to free and shared play, homework, learning aids, rules and tasks for after-school care are just as important as music and sport, imparting values and culture, especially in the home region.
We therefore want to formulate the educational mandate for day care facilities more clearly in order to provide all day care children with equal educational opportunities. We want to increasingly integrate musical education and sports offerings into all-day care so that children whose parents cannot look after them privately in the afternoon or cannot pay for these offerings can also participate.
5.2.1 Bologna has failed: reinstall diploma and master’s degree
The EU-wide harmonization of degree programs (Bologna process) has led to schooling, over-regulation and bureaucracy. Academic freedom was curtailed, changing places of study was made more difficult. Given the high number of degree programs that have arisen due to compulsory profiling, the comparability of degrees is significantly more difficult. Employers criticize the low qualifications of Bachelor graduates.
The AfD wants to reintroduce the proven diploma and master’s programs. The modularization of the course and the accreditation bureaucracy are to be abolished. Universities must reserve the right to award doctorates. German must remain the language of instruction and science.
5.2.2 Strengthening university autonomy: preserving freedom of research and teaching
We want to introduce higher basic funding for universities in order to reduce their dependence on third-party funds. Professors should use their time for research and not for writing third-party funding applications. Universities should have the right to select applicants through entrance exams. The leveling constraint generated by planned economic targets for student numbers, study success and other quotas must be ended.
The AfD Saxony is examining all possibilities of re-establishing a teacher training college (PH) Saxony to ensure legally regulated, needs-based planned teacher training without the detour of trainee lawyers and also to reintroduce the cross-school academic degree of a qualified pedagogue.
5.2.3 Merging the Ministry of Culture and Science
We call for the merger of the Ministry of Science and Culture into a Ministry of Education. This enables all educational policy decisions from early childhood education to higher education to be coordinated.
5.2.4 Reduce the proportion of fixed-term contracts
Scientific staff at universities and state research institutions are largely limited to a few years. This makes family and life planning difficult. The AfD calls for the limitation of fixed-term contracts in medium-sized companies to the period of the qualification phase (doctorate, habilitation).
5.2.5 No more money for "gender studies", no gender quotas
The core of gender ideology is the denial of biological differences between men and women combined with the assertion that genders are only social constructs. Differences in the selection and practice of occupations, for example, are viewed as evidence of alleged discrimination and the need to eliminate them. The gender ideology devalues the family that is indispensable for the existence of society and unsettles children in their sexual identity. Claims of gender ideology contradict scientific knowledge of biology, developmental psychology and life experience.
The AfD demands that Saxony no longer provide funds for “gender studies” and that no more “gender professorships” are filled. All funding for "gender studies" should be deleted. We reject politically correct language requirements for the enforcement of gender ideology. Equality officers must be abolished. When filling positions, only the professional qualifications of the applicant have to decide.
5.2.6 Technology transfer
Patents are intended to protect knowledge at our universities and colleges, but also to strengthen the Free State of Saxony. Scientists need to be made more aware of industrial property rights. In addition, it should be chosen from the global scope of protection so that Saxon know-how is not offered on the silver platter. Industrial property rights are primarily intended to be exploited and implemented – either through spin-offs or through technology transfer, preferably to the Saxon economy.
5.2.7 Abolition of the civil clause at universities
We believe that it is the duty of every researcher to contribute to the progress of their homeland. For us, this also includes maintaining our homeland’s ability to defend itself against external and internal threats. We therefore strictly reject civil clauses.
5.3 For a new media policy without compulsory contributions
The AfD is fighting for a media policy in which no one is forced to pay a mandatory fee for a radio service that he neither uses nor wants to use. In the Internet age, there is no reason to privilege a government-related provider that is dominated by parties and politics and whose reporting increasingly lacks objectivity.
We call for the abolition of the device-independent broadcasting fee and the termination of the Interstate Broadcasting Treaty. We call for free competition among all broadcasters. The Network Enforcement Act must be abolished.
5.4 Culture is a central cross-sectional task and an essential part of our identity
The Free State of Saxony is one of the most important cultural areas in Germany. Culture creates an identity, a reflection of the self-image of the Saxon citizens and finds its expression both in the sense of home and community of the Saxons, in the care of the cultural-historical heritage, but also in the culture of debate and prudent management. Our culture and its religious origins are thus a central element that affects every citizen of the country and has a decisive impact on the quality of life. We want to promote awareness that perceives, develops and protects cultural ties. Art, music and literature in Saxony not only have tradition, they are firmly anchored in society in high quality.
Saxony is also recognized worldwide for its unique theater and orchestra landscape. Because of its outstanding importance, the AfD is committed to declaring culture to be a compulsory task for the state. Our cultural policy must ensure that sufficient funding and further development can be guaranteed here. However, we are opposed to a primarily politically motivated, propaganda-like educational music and spoken theater, as is sometimes also practiced on Saxon stages. We are just as critical of the subversive promotion of anti-democratic, religiously disguised ideologies under the guise of the religious freedom we naturally guarantee.
As stated by the Council of Europe in January 2019, Islam is not compatible with the European Charter of Human Rights and is not part of our identity.
Demonstrative minarets and mosques in Saxon villages and towns are not necessary for the free practice of religion.
5.4.1 Promotion of cultural education
We have to intensify the musical and aesthetic education of children and young people, make them curious about diverse cultural offers and their own traditions, in order to promote their cultural self-image.
5.4.2 Change the Culture Area Act
The Saxon Culture Area Act was created to promote regional, non-governmental cultural institutions. However, this means that more and more non-cultural, socio-political projects are being financed.
The AfD will change the Culture Area Act so that it fulfills its original purpose. Culture must not be a playground for socio-cultural clientele politics.
5.4.3 Promotion of Sorbian culture
Sorbian culture is a regional component and enrichment of the Saxon cultural area, so funding is a matter of course. This includes training Sorbian teachers and maintaining Sorbian schools and children’s institutions.
5.4.4 Get GDR art from the depot
The cultural heritage of Saxony is rich and has grown in all periods. This also includes the GDR period. We therefore want to get GDR art out of the depot and exhibit it permanently. There will also be a new museum building for the Dresden State Art Collections.
5.4.5 Inclusion of the German language in the
Language is one of the most important and significant cultural treasures of every people. We therefore call for the German language to be included in the Saxon constitution as a cultural asset.
6 SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEMS AND PENSION; LABOR AND SOCIAL POLICY
In Saxony, wages and salaries are far below the national average. Economic hardship is still present, especially poverty in old age is expanding. People in need of care are exposed to immense costs that are often no longer manageable.
Many people work in several employment relationships to ensure their livelihood. However, labor income is increasingly insufficient to make ends meet for themselves and families. Enormous rent and ancillary cost increases worsen the situation. In addition, the municipalities suffer from high costs that have to be spent on social support services.
The biggest loser in the misdevelopment that has prevailed for years is the middle class, which is faced with a disproportionately high tax and duty burden. She too now fears social decline.
The reasons for this development lie primarily in the desire of the state for more and more tax revenue. The reason: he does not concentrate effectively on his essential tasks, but intervenes in the market with great financial effort. However, this often only combats the symptoms rather than the causes.
Exorbitant ancillary wage costs, escalating bureaucracy and political mismanagement are partly responsible for the gradual decline of our country.
6.1 Stop unregulated immigration – preserve the welfare state
Due to the unregulated mass immigration, mostly low-skilled and unqualified people come to Germany who will not contribute to the contribution and tax revenue in the foreseeable future. Due to this fact, these immigrants have to be supported both now and in retirement. Our welfare state cannot do this in the long run, which will result in cuts in social benefits and / or tax increases. This will create tensions and endanger social peace.
The AfD is committed to the preservation of our welfare state. Immigration therefore needs clear rules and protected boundaries, because free migration in conjunction with a social entitlement does not promote the immigration of skilled workers, but primarily attracts the low-skilled and the unqualified.
6.2 Improve reintegration into the labor market after raising children
For many, child and career are still two opposing decision-making alternatives. Many highly qualified specialists decide against a child for fear of professional disadvantages or for reasons of a lack of operational opportunities.
The AfD wants to motivate companies to create reintegration opportunities with flexible working hours after work breaks due to family care tasks. This can be supported politically by reducing bureaucracy, tax relief or financial support for employers. Employment agencies must become more active and focus more on the target group of families. The civil service must set an example and take greater account of parents when it comes to retiring and employing childless people.
6.3 Do not demote people with disabilities to supplicants
The AfD stands for an ideology-free disability policy that follows rational considerations and is guided by reason. Barrier-free access is a crucial aspect for people with disabilities to lead a self-determined life without being dependent on the help of others. The Free State must set a good example for society. In many cases, barrier-free access to authorities and the barrier-free processing of information, applications and forms are not yet possible. We want all authorities and administrative processes to be accessible.
The AfD wants to compensate for the disadvantages suffered by blind, severely visually impaired, deaf or severely disabled children by paying an appropriate compensation for disadvantages. The amounts currently paid are not sufficient to compensate for the disadvantages in such a way that equal participation and a self-determined life can be guaranteed.
Employers with more than 20 employees must employ severely disabled people in at least 5 percent of the jobs. Saxony has the second worst employment rate of severely disabled people nationwide at 4.1%.
Together with the companies and the responsible social security institutions, we want to develop measures to increase the employment rate of severely disabled people.
6.4 Youth work and volunteering
In all voluntary projects, an ideology-free design must be ensured. We consistently refuse to support extremist clubs. A declaration of democracy must become a binding element when granting funds.
The AfD wants to strengthen volunteer work financially, geographically and in terms of personnel and further expand concepts for recognition and appreciation (e.g. through the volunteer card).
6.5 No child benefit for children living abroad
According to the federal government, around € 343 million in child allowances for children living abroad were paid into foreign accounts in 2017 alone.
The AfD demands that payments of child benefit to children living abroad be stopped immediately and that the funds saved be invested in kindergartens and schools. Child benefit should only be paid if the children also live in Germany. The expenses for children in the countries of origin are usually significantly lower than in Germany, and in many countries of origin child benefit is already being paid out as a social benefit.
6.6 Qualification helps to overcome long-term unemployment
Today’s integration and qualification measures are not tailored to the current situation on the job market. Therefore, out of a number of millions of unemployed, a far too high number of vacant positions cannot be filled.
The AfD is committed to a targeted qualification of suitable unemployed people, which corresponds to the actual labor market requirements. In order to secure this, cooperation must be promptly and in close coordination, especially with medium-sized companies, since these are important employers and drivers of the German economy. Retraining measures are to be supported by the Free State of Saxony.
6.7 Introducing an upper limit on the proportion of employees with work contracts and temporary agency work
In some companies, the core workforce consists of only 20% of employees with a fixed employment contract. The rest of the workforce is made up of temporary workers and people in contracts for work, which in many cases come from other European countries. Such abuse must be prevented in the interests of the employees and to avoid undermining our social system.
The AfD wants to introduce a legal upper limit of 15% for the proportion of employees who work with work contracts or temporary work in a company. Temporary employment contracts may only be renewed once; temporary work must be assimilated to permanent employment after six months of employment.
6.8 Maintaining the minimum wage
We want employees to be able to live from their work and not rely on the support of the solidarity community. The AfD is therefore committed to maintaining the minimum wage.
6.9 Hartz-IV is unfair
It cannot be the case that an employee who has paid into the social security system for decades slips into unemployment benefit II after one year. It cannot be that he receives the same benefits as an unemployed person who has not paid unemployment insurance contributions at all or only for a short time.
Hartz-IV is unfair and must be abolished in this way. The AfD wants unemployment benefit I to be paid longer. It must be based on how long an employee was previously employed. We also want to end the unbearable state that a large part of our own savings must first be used up, even though these savings have been made for a decent life in old age. One cannot punish those who have partially provided for old age under deprivation, knowing well that the pension will not be adequate. Therefore, there is an urgent need for a noticeable increase in the level of protection, which under no circumstances may be touched.
6.10 Make greater use of the potential of older workers
German society is aging, negative effects on our society and the labor market are not inevitable, since there are a lot of actual skilled workers among the older native citizens. For this reason, it is important not to negligently push our qualified and experienced older people onto the old part, but to view them as potential and enrichment for the Saxon economy as well as for our country in general. Older workers are also an integral part of the labor market, and they need to be valued and recognized by politics and business.
In contrast to Germany, Finland started to design age-appropriate professional biographies 20 years ago. For this purpose, for example, education and training and occupational health and safety have been improved. At the same time, programs to promote soft factors (keyword: positive images of age) to increase the esteem of older people were launched. Germany still has a lot of catching up to do in all of these areas.
The AfD therefore wants to introduce a special support program for older German citizens and also honor their previous commitment to our country.
6.11 Fair pension for a dignified life
The risk of poverty for pensioners will continue to increase over the next few decades and will double in East Germany in the medium term. Despite many years of professional activity, many pensioners only receive a pension at basic security level and are therefore hardly better off than those who, despite the possibility, have hardly worked. In addition, citizens who choose children and thus take care of tomorrow’s pensioners or take care of their relatives receive little or no financial recognition from the state.
We would like to remedy this situation and will therefore stand up for:
a reduction in pension contributions for families with children
a financial surcharge of 10 euros per year of work
for small pensions
the consideration of upbringing and care periods when calculating the pension
the adjustment of pensions between east and west
the termination of double taxation of pensions
more participation of pension contributors and pension recipients
the recognition of pension rights from GDR supplementary pension systems and an end to the disadvantage of divorced GDR women.
7 IMMIGRATION; ASYLUM; NATIONALITY
7.1 Mass immigration is not a solution
The AfD stands for a world-facing Saxony that nevertheless preserves and values its own and on this basis welcomes guests and immigrants who contribute to the prosperity of our country and are willing to respectfully adapt to our culture and way of life.
At the same time, we stand for the granting of asylum and strict application according to Art. 16a Basic Law for people who are persecuted for political reasons. We also stand by generous, immediate on-site help for people fleeing war and natural disasters.
However, we are clearly against the abuse of asylum law approved by the Federal Government for mass immigration of mostly unqualified people from cultural circles who are hardly compatible with our legal system. The mass immigration that the federal government has been pushing for since 2015 has also presented Saxony with extreme challenges. We were forced to devote considerable resources to tackling artificially and needless problems in the reception and care of people who were largely neither entitled to asylum, nor suitable or at least willing to make substantial contributions to our economy in the medium term and to become involved in our society of their own German culture. Few of the predominantly young, single men were really threatened by imminent danger, a significant number of them came with quite dangerous intentions.
We consider aid for alleged refugees on German territory to be an extremely expensive cul-de-sac for everyone involved, which costs us urgently needed resources to solve our own problems and, on top of that, creates a lot of additional problems and dangers, from money to health and life for everyone concern our citizens.
We will exhaust all necessary, practical and legal means so that Saxony does not offer incentives for illegal immigration. We shake hands with powerful and willing immigrants. Whoever respects our rights is welcome. But we oppose the creeping establishment of Islamic structures in which the Sharia is preached and established in parallel with our legal system.
Those who respect our rights are welcome, those who do not have to go. The Sharia is not part of Saxony!
7.2 Faster procedures and consistent deportation
In order to eliminate false immigration incentives, reduce the high costs of the examination procedures and relieve our administrative courts, asylum procedures must be carried out and completed faster. For this, the AfD Saxony will work hard at the federal level, but will also do everything it can at the state level. We are calling for more economical deportation practice to save taxpayers’ money.
With more staff for the administrative courts, the AfD wants to ensure that in the medium term the laws are consistently applied again and procedures are carried out again quickly.
For the same reason, we are committed to ensuring that asylum procedures for falsified or non-existent personal documents are immediately rejected as inadmissible. Such persons must be rejected immediately at the border or returned to the country from which they entered Germany.
At the federal level, we will urge the consistent rejection or non-processing of asylum applications that have to be processed in other member states in accordance with the Dublin III Agreement, and we will actively support the consistent return of such applicants to these countries by the federal police.
7.2.1 Introduce age determination for unaccompanied minor refugees (UMA)
We consider a careful age determination for unaccompanied minor refugees (UMA) to be essential in order to limit the considerable expenses to actually minors. The biological age applies.
The AfD primarily wants to bring minors to their families in their home country or where they are currently living. All others are to be treated as adults.
7.2.2 Punish violations of the law
As before, the prerequisites for a thorough case-by-case examination in the asylum procedure are not met, which has led to regrettable individual errors and corruption, in addition to massive illegal asylum commitments.
The AfD wants to ensure that the responsible branches of the BAMF receive adequately qualified Saxon staff, a regular check for compliance with the procedures and anti-corruption guidelines is carried out and legal violations of all parties involved in the procedure – applicants such as administrators, translators and decision-makers – are consequently punished.
At the same time, we are committed to replacing the asylum law in the Basic Law, which is unique in the world, with an asylum law regulated by simple law, as is common in all other countries worldwide. To this end, we want to stimulate a broad societal debate on contemporary asylum and immigration law in Germany and in future regulate immigration solely as required.
7.3 Benefits in kind and transfer centers
The currently almost unlimited freedom of movement and travel for asylum seekers and tolerated people causes considerable problems in the cities and unnecessary costs for the administration and police to find those concerned, even for the simplest administrative procedures, especially for deportation.
The generous care of the applicants and later the tolerated acts as an incentive for migrant poverty. Cash benefits in particular are misused to a non-negligible extent. The fact that highly problematic people who are required to leave the country do not travel home but travel through Saxony and half of Europe uncontrollably cannot be conveyed to the AfD, which is why the AfD aims to ensure that the principle of benefits in kind and residence obligations for asylum seekers and tolerated persons are enforced and extended without exception. This must be enshrined in a restrictive form at federal level with the threat of punishment. Following the example of other federal states, we want to introduce night-time exit controls in Saxon asylum accommodation, and curfews in problematic accommodation. At UMA in state accommodation, prohibitions on going out are to be checked.
7.3.1 Increase detention pending deportation
The placement of applicants and tolerated persons should be organized separately in ethnicity, gender and religion in transfer centers under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior. These should include spatially distributed, well-secured properties nearby, but not in the centers of the Saxon metropolitan areas. Central facilities of the authorities involved (BAMF, youth welfare office, employment agency, etc.) operate from the transfer centers to provide benefits in kind for living expenses and necessary medical services. Tolerated persons and applicants are to be accommodated in separate properties in order to avoid unnecessary tensions and security problems both among those seeking protection and in the public space of our cities. As part of the transfer centers, we want to significantly increase the number of detention centers in Saxony from just 45 to at least 350 in separate properties.
7.3.2 Facilitate deportations and implement them consistently
If the residence obligation is enforced, it will also be easier for dangerous people and criminals to be monitored and, if necessary, pulled out of circulation and enforceable persons who are obliged to leave the country can be prevented from going underground without unnecessarily disturbing the persons in the application process, in particular children and those who are actually entitled to protection. This will significantly increase security in cities.
The deportation of legally refused applicants is a country task, but often encounters objective obstacles in the target countries, for example in the procurement of documents. Here, the AfD Saxony will work at the federal level to ensure that such obstacles are removed through diplomatic channels with the necessary pressure and that other countries are classified as safe third countries.
In order to accelerate deportations, the AfD wants to invest in the training and further education of Saxonian escorts (PBL) to support the federal police in repatriations by air transport and to build up a deportation / repatriation component for the Saxon police, which specializes in supplying deportation prisons or for air transport to the country of origin.
7.3.3 Involve asylum seekers in financing their care
The accommodation and maintenance of asylum seekers cost Saxon taxpayers a lot of money. It is incomprehensible and highly unfair that the state demands the repayment of maintenance payments (BAFöG) from its own students and trainees and from its own citizens who apply for social welfare, but the use up of personal assets, but foreign aspirants are fully financed by the taxpayer, although they never do so have contributed to the welfare state and for the most part will not contribute anything in the foreseeable future.
According to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, the AfD wants to use the assets of applicants in the form of cash and valuables to co-finance their care.
7.4 Limitation of expenses for tolerated persons
People in need of protection and those who are temporarily tolerated will have to leave our country in the foreseeable future and do not need to be integrated. Therefore, the AfD wants to limit the expenses for this group of people to the bare essentials – i.e. protection and care – in order to enable them to have a decent stay and to prepare for their return. They are also to be shared in these expenses according to their performance.
7.4.1 Prepare tolerated persons to return
Tolerated persons must therefore continue to be accommodated within the transfer centers, in central facilities and in groups that are as homogeneous as possible, in order to facilitate self-help and to maintain and strengthen the home identity.
For people who have to leave our country in the foreseeable future, the AfD wants to largely do without government-funded integration measures such as German courses and instead strengthen their own initiative, build up special educational and job opportunities, and offer services in the transfer centers and in the vicinity of these facilities. These serve the immediate needs of the tolerated as well as preparation for the medium-term return, such as teaching in their own language and culture.
8 ENVIRONMENT; NATURE AND ANIMAL PROTECTION; AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
8.1 Rural areas
8.1.1 Saxony sees land – the AfD gives the rural area a new impetus
The revival of our long-neglected rural areas is a key political concern for the AfD. Every Saxon village and every small Saxon town is just as important to us as Leipzig or Dresden.
For half of our Saxon population, rural areas are home and an attractive place to live and work. They house a large part of our natural and cultural heritage. Politically caused undesirable developments have led to the emigration of many young people in particular and concentration on the cities.
The Saxon AfD will slow down this process and pursue a policy for rural areas. We strive for a spatial balance and stronger networking between city and country, so that Saxony thrives as a whole. With the AfD, the political decisions of the future will be clearly geared towards strengthening rural areas and the surrounding areas of conurbations!
8.1.2 Our program for rural areas
Our guiding principles aim at an effective stop of depopulation and devaluation of the rural areas of Saxony. We want to achieve this by supporting in particular:
Small and medium-sized businesses and handicrafts, as well as our Saxon agriculture and forestry as employers and economic factors, the maintenance of all school locations and day-care centers, basic medical care close to home with medical centers and pharmacies, emergency medical services and sufficient country doctors and midwives, affordable and local care facilities, the elimination of the investment backlog in rural hospitals, local shopping opportunities: A corner shop, inn and bakery are as much part of the village as the church is a well-connected public transport system with a free student, trainee and senior ticket, a fast, comprehensive Internet through the consistent expansion of the fiber optic network, settlement of young families, etc. by facilitating the construction and renovation of existing real estate in the countryside, strengthening investments in child and youth work (including raising youth allowances to 15 euros), strengthening volunteer work and increasing the presence of police departments (end-to-end service hours), rescue control centers (compliance with rescue times ) and state authorities nationwide maintenance of the volunteer fire brigades and improvement of their equipment and allowances.
8.1.3 More competencies and scope for the municipalities
Rural municipalities need adequate financial resources appropriate to their tasks and again more freedom of design.
We want to strengthen local self-government by improving the financial strength of counties and rural communities. To do this, we are increasing the general key assignments for rural municipalities and limiting the so-called refinement factor in the distribution of state funds, which unilaterally favors large cities. We want to consistently apply the principle of subsidiarity, which serves the basic idea of personal responsibility, but also freedom rights and democratic coexistence in society. This means a decentralization of tasks, responsibilities and decision-making powers. The AfD wants to reform the state financial equalization system so that the allocations to rural communities are measured not only by the number of inhabitants, but also by the area to be maintained and other special criteria.
This is associated with a revival of the municipalities’ right to self-determination and self-determination, which is enshrined in the constitution. In the past, the Free State of Saxony has burdened municipalities with too many additional tasks without adequate compensation, thus severely restricting their ability to act. The municipalities must regain their capacity to act, above all by improving their financial resources so that they can independently invest in infrastructure and other tasks.
Our municipalities may no longer be degraded to supplicants to ministerial bureaucracies and EU institutions in funding procedures, without which no development can currently be initiated. The implementation of funding must be consistently debureaucratised.
8.1.4 Top priority! – A strong ministry for rural areas
We are upgrading the existing Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment to a strong Ministry of Rural Areas, so that the concerns of rural areas will be given greater weight in the future. The Ministry of Rural Areas will have extensive competencies.
The AfD initiates a fundamental policy change for rural areas with the aim of correcting the harmful centralization policy at all levels.
We will also work to ensure that government work as a whole will focus more on rural areas in the future and that the policies of the individual departments of the Saxon State Government will be better coordinated in this regard.
8.2 Agriculture and forestry
8.2.1 Preserve agriculture and forestry as the pillar of rural areas
There is no substitute for domestic agriculture and forestry and should continue to be the mainstay of preserving our cultural landscape in the future. The AfD wants to make the preservation of arable and grassland areas and forests more important for future generations.
We call for the framework conditions for Saxon agriculture to be designed in such a way that our farmers can continue to run their farms economically viable, even with declining EU agricultural subsidies. We will work for a tax-free risk reserve for farmers, gardeners and foresters. We demand greater appreciation for the overall social performance of our private and municipal land, forest and pond owners. The burdens on landowners must be reduced.
Therefore, the AfD is calling for the abolition of property tax for land managers.
8.2.2 Reducing EU dependencies – renationalising agricultural policy
Subsidies for agriculture must remain in place for the time being, since free production and the Saxon peasantry would disappear in a free global competition.
The detour of financing through the EU is cumbersome, expensive and contradicts the principle of subsidiarity.
The AfD wants to put responsibility for domestic agriculture back into national hands. Farmers from other countries should not be subsidized with German tax money. We strictly reject any disadvantage to Saxon farms and are committed to expanding regional processing and refinement of agricultural production in Saxony. Businesses in disadvantaged areas or with a special landscape conservation character should be promoted more.
8.2.3 End land speculation – strengthen local agriculture
Agricultural and forestry land of the Free State of Saxony should no longer be sold, but should be leased to local farmers and foresters in the long term.
The AfD wants to effectively prevent misuse and speculation through the consistent application of the Real Estate Act.
8.2.4 Do not play off conventional and organic cultivation against each other
There is a market for both conventional and organic agricultural products. The development of organic farming in its various forms in addition to conventional agriculture is therefore not a contradiction, but a sensible addition to the agricultural portfolio. The AfD promotes healthy competition between the various forms of production, but rejects an ideological target quota for organic farming.
8.2.5 Independent and qualified advice for farmers and gardeners
When complying with the strict approval and application requirements for the use of crop protection products in Germany, the Free State of Saxony should again increasingly offer specialist advice to farmers and gardeners. The controlled and integrated use of pesticides is an important prerequisite for the production of high quality, environmentally friendly and healthy food. The AfD currently rejects the use of genetically modified crops. The technically justified system of site-specific fertilization in Germany after the plants have been withdrawn must continue to exist. Rigid EU limits for fertilization are to be rejected, since these counteract high yields and a corresponding quality level, for example when cultivating food cereals and fruits and vegetables.
8.2.6 Saxony should be able to feed itself
A shift of cultivation abroad cannot be in the interest of our Free State. The degree of self-sufficiency in Saxony for milk and eggs should be maintained and expanded for slaughter cattle. Because only in Germany itself is animal welfare adequately defined and controlled.
The AfD promotes improved husbandry conditions for farm animals, such as keeping pigs on litter and keeping pens for dairy cattle. We want to promote grazing animals more effectively as an important part of landscape maintenance and for the production of high-quality beef and sheep meat. We strive for the extensive use of regionally grown animal feed. We want to expand research and promotion of the more efficient cultivation of protein crops.
Antibiotics should be dispensed with, except for the use that is absolutely necessary in veterinary medicine.
8.2.7 Support small animal owners and allotment gardeners
Anyone who produces fresh food himself in the garden and small animal stable, maintains the genetic diversity of plants and animals and also makes an important contribution to environmental protection and our cultural landscape creates a significant piece of quality of life for himself and others Allotment and small animal breeding, as these contribute to the preservation of old varieties and livestock breeds.
To this end, the AfD is calling for the bureaucratic hurdles for small animal breeding in rural areas to be reduced, especially in building law. Local police regulations must not generally restrict animal husbandry and small animal breeding.
We are calling for better access to veterinary information for pet owners.
8.2.8 Expand regional marketing of agricultural products
The regional marketing of agricultural products in Saxony can be expanded by strengthening regional value chains. A seal of origin for products from Saxon production is to be introduced. Marketing and advertising campaigns for Saxon products must be supported as well as direct marketing.
The AfD wants to promote regional producer groups to strengthen their market position and to market their products and purchase equipment. We want to support the producers with the necessary certifications for food safety and with compliance with environmental standards and prevent further mergers in the agricultural trade and in particular in the food retail trade.
8.2.9 Improving the social recognition of agriculture
In future, our children will be taught the importance and functionality of our local agriculture at school. This also includes developing a basic understanding of modern agricultural production methods and the importance of agriculture for the maintenance and care of our cultural landscape.
Improving the acceptance of agriculture can also increase the attractiveness of the agricultural professions, because there is currently a lack of qualified young people.
The AfD wants to improve the general conditions for Saxon agriculture by reducing bureaucracy and non-technical requirements.
8.3 Animal welfare
8.3.1 No more painful and unworthy animal transports
Animal transports carried out for slaughter should be obliged to use the nearest slaughterhouse. We request that animal transport within Germany be limited to a maximum of 5 hours, plus two hours of charging time.
Regional slaughterhouses that meet the requirements of animal welfare and animal health regulations must therefore be promoted.
Animal transport, especially in the transit area, should be controlled more on Saxon roads. In order to relieve the counties, the Free State must bear the costs of the controls.
The AfD wants to stop unworthy animal transports and introduce tougher sanctions for violations of animal protection and animal health regulations.
8.3.2 Only animal welfare-compatible slaughterings
The general ban on slaughterings is maintained. No exemptions should be granted in Saxony, not even for religious reasons.
The AfD demands the inclusion of official statistics (at federal and state level) on the number of animals slaughtered in Germany (legal and known illegal slaughter).
8.3.3 Support animal shelters in Saxony
The AfD is committed to active animal welfare and calls for better funding for the Saxon animal shelters. A wage subsidy is required for the animal welfare association employees working in animal care and animal care.
The AfD wants to increase the funds for feed and veterinarian costs for animal shelters and to ensure compliance with uniform minimum standards for animal accommodation.
8.4 Nature protection
8.4.1 Protect and develop biological diversity, preserve Saxony’s cultural landscapes
From the point of view of the AfD, successful nature conservation relies on the natural use of our cultural landscapes and on leaving unused locations.
Nature conservation services of agricultural and forestry companies must be rewarded fairly and in the long term.
The main focus of nature conservation is the preservation, upgrading and creation of habitats of wild animals and plants in open land, forests and waters, the expansion of a comprehensive network of semi-natural habitats and the protection of species.
We strive for practical success through planning security: We demand an unbureaucratic funding offer for result-oriented nature conservation measures in Saxony. Nature conservation needs competent personnel and efficient structures: private engagement and cooperation between representatives of nature conservation and land users must be preserved and effectively strengthened.
The AfD promotes pasture farming in order to make it again the main concern of nature conservation in grassland. It is therefore determined and effective to promote.
We also ask for a reasonable grazing animal premium, e.g. B. To effectively support suckler cow, sheep and goat-keeping companies. We want to promote appreciation through knowledge transfer: nature conservation advice for land users, environmental education and nature conservation related public relations are particularly supported.
An honest discussion about the effectiveness and practicality of the European Natura 2000 protected area system in Saxony is necessary.
8.4.2 Regulation of wolf populations to protect people, grazing animals and our cultural landscape
In Saxony, the wolf is no longer in danger of extinction. The AfD therefore demands that the special protection of the wolf is abolished by Annex IV of the EU Habitats Directive. We strive for a population density of the wolf that is compatible with our cultural landscape. Loss of pasture and domestic animals as well as disadvantages and dangers for people in the country must be excluded. We demand more transparency about the size and growth of the Saxon wolf population with exact numbers. The AfD wants to replace the current wolf management system with a holistic wildlife management system that does justice to all users of rural areas. Wolf-domestic dog hybrids are a danger to the protection of the real wolf and can therefore be completely removed. The population in the "wolf areas", farmers, livestock owners, affected land owners and managers must be more closely involved. We call for the definition of wolf core areas in particularly sparsely populated parts of the country, in which wolf populations are to be monitored by inventory monitoring. Here, shooting plans and closed seasons are introduced to regulate the wolf population. Direct loss of grazing animals due to wolf cracks, consequential damage to the animal herd and the purchase of new grazing animals must be fully reimbursed.
8.4.3 Support fishermen and anglers
Saxony’s professional fishing companies and over 43,000 organized anglers play an important role in active water protection and in the use and regulation of fish stocks. To support them, the AfD therefore wants to review the protection status of fish farms, correct the incorrect mapping due to the EU bureaucracy (habitat type 3150) and improve the framework conditions for EMFF funding for Saxon aquaculture. Predators such as cormorants or otters should be placed under the hunting law. The continuity of all rivers must be ensured and must not be restricted by small hydropower plants or excessive waterway expansion.
8.4.4 No further deterioration of our landscape through the expansion of wind turbines
Against the will of the citizens in the affected municipalities, there must be no further wind turbines in Saxony or further expansion of existing wind turbines (repowering).
The AfD ensures that the distance between the wind turbines and residential buildings is at least 10 times the total height (10-hour rule). For reasons of species and landscape protection, there must generally be no further permits for wind turbines in forests, nature parks, nature reserves and areas with a particularly landscape-defining character.
9 HEALTH POLICY
"The moment care is profitable, she has lost true care" (Bernard Lown)
Unfortunately, this is also reflected in the Free State of Saxony: The gradual change from "health care" as part of the social system of our society to the "health care industry" as part of the economic system with expected returns is increasing. Health care for the Saxon population is a task for society as a whole and requires significantly more orientation towards the common good. It has to be based on the patient, his dignity and his basic rights. The AfD is committed to this.
9.1 Ensuring outpatient medical care
9.1.1 Adjust the number of doctors to actual needs
The lack of specialists, country doctors and emergency doctors is noticeable in many parts of the country through long waiting times and admission stops for patients. The statutory health insurance admission criteria for the awarding of medical branches no longer correspond to the demographic development, the current need for treatment, the high proportion of women among doctors and the increasing part-time work.
The AfD calls for the number of doctors to be adjusted to actual needs. Transitionally, unbureaucratic exemptions for the creation of new medical practices are to be created. We also call for the reintroduction of the general practitioner in Saxony. The doctor can take over open family practices immediately after completing his studies and a 6-month assignment with a family doctor, thus ensuring the medical care of the population. The framework conditions for his professional medical training must be changed accordingly.
9.1.2 Securing regional medical care
In areas where medical care is not guaranteed, municipalities and districts have to take over the security mandate and set up their own medical practices. Furthermore, the general conditions for filling open country doctor’s offices need to be improved financially and infrastructurally.
9.1.3 Guarantee emergency services
The ambulance times of 12 minutes (period from moving out to arrival at the patient) have not been guaranteed for a long time. The maintenance and expansion of emergency admissions in the country is to be designed as required and not to be sacrificed to the "tiered emergency system" for economic reasons.
The AfD wants to guarantee emergency service times in all parts of the country if necessary through greater decentralization of the emergency services. Relief for the emergency services can also be achieved by better networking the emergency numbers 112 and the medical emergency service 116117.
9.1.4 Expand telemedicine
The AfD is committed to the accelerated expansion of telemedicine. Telemedicine does not replace the general doctor’s visit. We see this as an opportunity for better medical care, provided the patient’s consent.
The AfD wants to improve the nationwide expansion of IT infrastructure as a prerequisite for the expansion of telemedicine.
9.1.5 Set up migrant outpatient clinics
The time-consuming care of migrants puts additional strain on the tense personnel situation in the medical field. Sometimes there is an increased risk of infection for patients and staff.
The AfD wants to set up migrant outpatient clinics as needed, also to avoid incorrect medical treatment due to linguistic and cultural communication problems.
9.1.6 Prohibition of circumcision on minors for religious purposes
We at the AfD are campaigning for a ban on religious circumcision on minors. The minor’s physical integrity is more important to us than the religious needs of parents. A confession to a religion through physical changes can still take place if the confessor has reached the age of majority.
9.2 Improve hospital care and rehabilitation
The market share of private hospital chains and increasingly profit-oriented hospitals and health clinics has multiplied, while the share of public and denominational institutions has decreased. We therefore demand that the variety of carriers be preserved.
There are efforts to centralize the hospital landscape for basic and primary care. We, on the other hand, call for basic, nationwide coverage close to where you live. Inefficient smaller hospitals should be restructured in practice clinics, preferably under the guidance of resident contracted doctors. The contract medical care in these houses must also be approved.
With the current DRG system (billing system in hospitals), the focus is not on the person but on the person. The AfD Saxony calls for a move away from the DRG system, since DRG case flat rates cannot ensure the needs and performance of the population are met.
Rehabilitation measures are often inadequate. Due to personnel and infrastructural bottlenecks, necessary treatments fail. Here, too, we call for the personnel situation and modernization to be adjusted to meet requirements.
The Free State of Saxony has failed in recent years to make the necessary investments to maintain the hospitals. The consequences are an increasing dilapidated structural and medical technology infrastructure in many Saxon hospitals. The AfD demands that zzt’s investment backlog be removed. 350 million euros in the hospitals.
9.3 Combat nursing emergency in Saxony
9.3.1 Balanced variety of supports
The care cases in Saxony are steadily increasing. From 2009 to 2020 the number rose by 28%, by 2030 it will grow by 46%. Thousands of nurses are already missing. Current episodes include Admission stops in four nursing and nursing homes in Saxony. The shortage of nursing staff and doctors is particularly noticeable in rural areas. In perspective, he will also enter the cities of Dresden and Leipzig. The commercialization of care by return-oriented international financial investors can further exacerbate the lack, in particular the loss of individual attention.
Nursing is a task for society as a whole and requires significantly more orientation towards the common good. The range of institutions from public, non-profit and private care institutions must be balanced.
9.3.2 Introduce state maintenance allowance
The vast majority of those in need of care want to stay in their own four walls as long as possible. More than 70 percent of those in need of care are still cared for at home, many of them exclusively by their relatives. Caring relatives make a significant contribution to dignified aging, sometimes by giving up their profession without receiving the appropriate financial support. The AfD is committed to strengthening outpatient care in the familiar environment. We therefore call for the introduction of a state care allowance in the amount of at least 300 euros / month and the alignment of the statutory care allowance benefits in home care with those of outpatient care services. In addition, the personal contribution in inpatient care must be limited. In the area of housing and urban development, the “demographic“ mix ”should be taken into account in order to give the aging population further access to social life.
9.3.3 Making the nursing profession more attractive
The burden on professional nurses is enormous and their work is highly valued. We therefore call for uniform, binding and controllable requirements for personnel assessment, reduction of working hours and a nationwide adjustment of remuneration. This will make the nursing profession more attractive again, also for all young Saxons who should in future perform an obligatory service for the community. “Return bonuses” for trained nurses should be introduced immediately.
9.3.4 Revise quality criteria
The quality criteria for compliance with nursing and social conditions in inpatient and outpatient care need to be revised urgently. The control periods for the 1,068 outpatient and 885 inpatient care facilities must be shortened and supplemented by mobile care control groups.
9.4 Strengthen health prevention
9.4.1 High quality and freshly prepared school lunches for all students
The Saxon population is increasingly suffering from diseases due to malnutrition and lack of exercise. A healthy lifestyle must find its way into all areas of life. Instead of the proposed tax increases (“sugar tax”), we are demanding legal regulations and requirements for the food industry.
We want to provide all students with high-quality, freshly prepared food, subsidized by the state.
9.4.2 Strengthen popular sports
Many of our children and school leavers are obese and lack fitness and motor skills.
We call for the establishment of health education in everyday school life in order to have a positive influence on eating and exercise habits at an early stage. Club sports in the field of mass sports should be strengthened. A minimum number of full-time qualified trainers must be employed. In addition, school sports must be expanded and volunteer employees in sports clubs must be given far more financial support than before.
9.4.3 Improve addiction prevention
Much more needs to be learned about the consequences of increasing drug and addictive substance abuse. The AfD Saxony wants to strengthen the addiction treatment and counseling centers in terms of personnel and finances.
9.4.4 Research the health consequences of technology
The health hazards of noise, light smog, radiation from mobile phone technology and infrasound caused by wind turbines have hardly been researched.
Before the establishment of 5G mobile radio systems, an independent scientific study to assess health risks is to be carried out. Cities and municipalities in municipal sovereignty decide on the establishment of 5G mobile radio systems.
9.5 More medical study places in Saxony – Combat lack of doctors and lack of doctors
Officially increasing numbers of doctors obscure the lack of general practitioners, who is becoming more and more noticeable in the country, but increasingly also in the city. In addition to demographic change and rapid medical progress, the shortage of doctors is exacerbated by tendencies towards part-time work and the desire for a better work-life balance. This has to be taken into account.
The AfD calls for the long overdue increase in medical study places in Saxony. This number has been relatively constant for years. Our country has enough young people willing to study and able to study. A country doctor quota should be introduced when the study place is allocated. In addition, 49% of the study places must be reserved for Saxon applicants.
For better networking of medical studies with medical facilities in small Saxon towns and rural regions, the general conditions for internships and internships there must be improved in organizational and financial terms.
The safety of our patients is paramount. For the admission of doctors from third countries, the AfD explicitly demands not only very good language skills but also successful participation in the 2nd and 3rd section of the medical examination.
9.6 Protection against infectious diseases / epidemics
Mass immigration is also a major problem for the Saxon health system. The identity and age of the data subjects are also important information from a medical or epidemiological point of view. Only in this way can medical care for migrants be organized sensibly and the protection of all those involved, including the local population, ensured from infectious diseases. From a medical or epidemiological perspective, Saxony should only accept people with a secure identity. Protection from the spread of infectious diseases is possible through rapid diagnosis or the timely start of therapy.
The AfD wants to ensure that mandatory examinations when entering Saxony must include the following infections: TBC, HIV, hepatitis, parasitic bowel diseases, syphilis, contagious skin diseases. If the risk situation changes, the scope of the investigations must be able to be expanded without red tape. Protection against infection is no longer fully guaranteed due to increasing migration movements. In addition to admission examinations, it must be ensured that the resulting medical requirements are complied with and that the prescribed measures are carried out. All test results and the current vaccination status must be documented on a biometric health pass. Free access to all information and data relating to migration must also be guaranteed when it comes to health and infection protection.
10 ENERGY; TECHNOLOGY AND TRAFFIC
Current energy policy is based on the hypothesis that has not been proven in any scientific test or experiment that humans have a measurable influence on the climate with their CO2 emissions. Even if one followed this hypothesis, Germany would reduce the temperature increase by only 0.000653 ° Celsius – Saxony accordingly even less – if the CO2 neutrality and the calculation methods of the so-called World Climate Council were used.
The old parties accept the implementation of their so-called climate targets and above all by concentrating on "new unstable energies":
de-industrialization of Germany, especially the Central German countries,
an irresponsible risk to security of supply,
the highest electricity prices in Europe,
construction costs continue to rise,
irreparable damage to our nature and environment and
Health damage to people
This "Great transformation" In a socialist manner, as required and planned in the 2050 climate protection plan, we will end and return to an energy policy that ensures a stable, inexpensive and secure power supply.
10.1.1 Against unrealistic EU limits
The AfD campaigns against unrealistic EU limits for NOx, particulate matter and CO2. The relevance of these limit values must be precisely defined and scientifically proven. The AfD demands that the measuring stations for pollutants be set up according to standardized, clearly defined measuring methods at locations where average values can be expected for the urban area. The current practice of the authorities, the measuring stations in so-called "hot spots", i.e. Setting up narrowly defined areas with the highest expected measured values leads to incomparable, undefined, often excessive measurement results, which distort the situation in an inadmissible manner.
10.1.2 For the further use of the internal combustion engine
The AfD opposes all tendencies towards an ideologically led de-industrialization of Germany and advocates the further use and development of the combustion engine until a competitive technology is available. Due to the low energy density of the existing accumulators, apart from niche applications in city traffic, the electric car cannot be used economically and energetically as a mass product in the near future.
The AfD does not allow small and medium-sized companies to be harmed by driving bans on type-tested vehicles. Germany’s industry is a leader in mechanical engineering and especially in the technology of internal combustion engines. The automotive industry is one of the key branches of the domestic economy. This must not be destroyed by senseless driving bans and unrealistic limit values.
The AfD is committed to creating a political framework for shifting traffic from the road to alternative transport routes in order to relieve the overloaded highways. In particular, the unbundling of freight and passenger transport must be promoted. The rail network must be expanded in such a way that the average transport speed of goods becomes competitive with that of road freight transport.
Massive investments in the Saxon road and rail network must create the necessary capacities to cope with the constantly growing European transit traffic, especially on the east-west route. Instead of large-scale ideological projects such as the "energy turnaround", the funds are to be invested in the further electrification and acceleration of the Saxon rail network and its expansion as a high-speed line, e.g. the straightening of the Saxony-Franconia Magistrale Dresden-Chemnitz-Zwickau-Hof / Bavaria, the need-based expansion and electrification of the largely single-track railway line Chemnitz-Leipzig and the electrification of the Dresden-Görlitz-Breslau route.
The AfD demands full transport links to all regions of Saxony, including the previously neglected regions such as Lusatia and Lower Silesia. The S-Bahn networks around Dresden and Leipzig as well as the Chemnitz model (connection of the regional railway networks with the Chemnitz tram network) are to be expanded in order to increase the catchment area for commuters and improve the connection to the surrounding area with the aim of increasing the housing market in these To relieve cities. The connection to the economic and tourism centers of neighboring Eastern European countries should also be improved, e.g. on the expansion of the railway line between Dresden and Wroclaw. For the expansion of the public infrastructure relevant for local public transport, the Free State will provide the responsible local authorities with funding and at the same time significantly speed up the allocation of funds compared to the current procedure.
To expand the transport capacities, the Saxon freight stations are to be expanded as multimodal terminals. In the first few years, the rail transport offer was publicly co-financed as start-up financing.
The AfD will also work through the Federal Council for the nationwide / EU-wide introduction of standardized, innovative, crane-less loading technology in combined road / rail transport.
The concept of the rolling country road, which failed in the 1990s due to insufficient framework conditions, is to be implemented comprehensively by creating suitable conditions. Saxony should be optimally connected to the neighboring federal states via the "Sachsen Y" (Görlitz-Dresden-Leipzig / Chemnitz-Hof). The project of a cross-border tunnel through the Ore Mountains as part of the new Dresden-Prague railway line is to be promoted as a suitable means of increasing the transport capacity for goods, relieving the Elbe valley from noise and air pollution, and as a flood-proof transport connection.
The low-floor wagons required to implement the concept of the Rolling Road should be developed and built preferably in regional rail vehicle companies to promote the structurally weak regions in Lusatia and Lower Silesia. The AfD will therefore work hard to ensure that regional and social aspects are adequately taken into account in the tendering process.
Legal and organizational measures must be taken via the Federal Council that the transport of goods through Saxony (Germany) takes place by switching to alternative transport routes such as rail and inland waterway transport, so that the pollution of the population with noise and exhaust emissions is reduced and the highways are relieved become.
10.3 Local transport
The organization and ordering of regional rail transport with the five municipal special-purpose associations corresponds to the AfD approach that decisions are made as far as possible on site. For better networking of local transport, the regional associations are also to delegate the organization and ordering of regional bus transport to the regional authorities. The formation of cross-regional public transport tariffs (bus, tram, train) for commuters and occasional drivers is included in the Saxon public transport law as a further task for the local authority associations.
The implementation of cross-association education tickets will continue. The Free State of Saxony is providing financial support for the expansion of the existing Saxon ticket for journeys before 9:00 a.m. Priority to the pure subsidization of tickets – with the exception of school, trainee and senior tickets as the current state government is aiming for – gets however, the expansion of the range of transport services in rural areas (introduction of PlusBus and TaktBus systems). This is intended to enable children and adolescents to independently visit libraries, music schools and offers for child and youth work. The Free State will have the quality of local public transport (bus and train) evaluated by external experts on a regular basis. The provision of financial resources to the municipal authorities must also be made dependent on the elimination of any shortcomings identified.
10.4 Energy policy
10.4.1 Abolish the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)
The AfD’s basic demand in energy policy is the abolition of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). The protection of the existing contracts for wind and photovoltaic systems is guaranteed. Special regulations must be made for this. Germany already has the highest electricity prices in Europe due to the EEG. The EEG is anti-social because the small customers have to co-finance exempt companies through the EEG surcharge.
Technically, the further expansion of renewable energies does not make sense because there will be no storage options for the required amounts of energy in the foreseeable future. The energy density of solar and wind power is not sufficient to provide Germany with a stable supply of electrical energy. Due to the complexity of the CO2 cycle, there is basically no evidence that the effects of anthropogenic CO2 emissions have a relevant influence on the development of average temperatures. Since the entire policy of the "Renewable energies" builds up, there is no need to reduce these anthropogenic CO2 emissions through the legal preference for certain forms of energy such as wind and solar at the expense of the basic load and regulated forms of energy coal and gas power generation.
The AfD demands that the feed-in privileges for wind, solar and bioenergy be abolished. We are still committed to using the domestic primary energy source lignite for energy generation as a base load and controllable energy source. Germany has the world’s cleanest and most efficient coal-fired power plants. The focus is on securing a stable, inexpensive and secure energy supply and jobs in the regional energy industry. We consider the coal commission’s proposal, in which there was not a single energy or network specialist, to be unsuitable for supplying Germany with electricity safely and inexpensively in the future and to compensate for the loss of thousands of industrial jobs. We will use all means available to us to prevent rash shutdowns of coal-fired power plants in Saxony. As long as there are no competitive alternatives to lignite-based electricity generation that are both base load and regulated, this energy source pays off and the people in the region agree to mine lignite or open up new mines, as long as we want to maintain this form of energy.
10.4.2 Abolish the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV)
The excessive standards of the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) with regard to thermal insulation make construction and modernization of residential buildings so expensive that neither owners nor tenants with average income can cope with this additional burden. The EnEV has thus become an obstacle to investment in the housing industry. With senselessly high standards for thermal insulation, it prevents economically sensible energy renovations that would otherwise be carried out by the owners without the obligation to use the EnEV standard. Saving energy yes, but not to the detriment of the building fabric, the homeowners and tenants.
The AfD rejects state regulations on energy saving, which like the Energy Saving Ordinance (EnEV) lead to a high financial burden for citizens and companies, which is not nearly compensated for by the intended energy saving, as disproportionate. The client should be able to decide for himself where the optimum lies between energy savings and investment costs.
10.4.3 Get pumped storage power plants
Pumped storage power plants are the most effective form for the short and medium-term storage of electrical energy. Because of their black start capability, they also increase the security of the power grid. They can also be operated economically through sensible tax and duty policies. The AfD is committed to the maintenance and expansion of pumped storage power plants such as Niederwartha and their exemption from network charges.
10.4.4 For National Research Policy
European subsidies should take place in research projects, not in energy production and at the expense of the population, as exemplified by the EEG. Regardless of the EU-funded research topics, the AfD is committed to a national research and funding policy both in energy supply and in other relevant areas. The ideologically led German special route for energy supply must be ended because it leads to excessive electricity prices due to the EEG and to the destabilization of the European power grid. The AfD is committed to basic research on new energy technologies and new, inherently safe reactor technologies such as the dual fluid reactor. Until a few years ago, Germany was the world leader in application and basic research in this field.
Around Germany and around the world, new nuclear power plants are emerging and research is being carried out on new reactor technologies. The German nuclear power plants have the highest safety standards internationally, while we have no influence on the standards in foreign power plants. For wind turbines (WKA) we require a minimum distance of 10 times the height of the WKA (10-hour regulation) for reasons of environmental protection and to protect the population..
11 INFRASTRUCTURE; HOUSING; DIGITALIZATION
Today, digitalization shapes practically all areas of people’s lives, from private life and public life to the economy. With a view to the rapid development of completely new technologies such as artificial intelligence, it is certain that digitalization will continue to create a variety of innovative innovations that are not yet foreseeable today. Basically, we see more opportunities than risks in digital development. Accordingly, we want to actively shape them for the benefit of both individuals and society.
In addition to the undisputed advantages that digitization offers, the immediate risks and dangers that arise from the increasing dependence of our lives on it must also be considered. An almost complete dependence on foreign information technology, for example, results in a loss of national sovereignty in the area of security, the economy and data protection. Anyone who has technological access to a country’s IT infrastructure and end devices can also use this access to the detriment of that country, be it through industrial espionage or intelligence activities. Strengthening your own IT industry is therefore a question of national sovereignty.
11.1.1 Rebuilding a competitive information and telecommunications industry
The German IT industry has lost touch with the world’s top in most areas. On the one hand, our economy lacks a lucrative and future-oriented field of activity, on the other hand, we are increasingly dependent on innovations from abroad in this key technological industry.
Saxony has developed over the past twenty years as a center primarily for the semiconductor and chip industry. However, the companies based here have almost completely withdrawn from information and communication technology.
As a result, there are no more microprocessors from German development that are used on a larger scale or as a standard in computer and server systems. All major providers come from the USA, Great Britain and the Far East. In the same way, German industry has almost entirely given up the network equipment and memory manufacturing business.
Formerly technologically leading business areas of German companies were first transferred to cooperations and then later completely withdrawn from them. Similar things have happened in the field of mobile phones. Mobile phones from German development and production no longer exist.
Basically, the AfD therefore demands that the entire depth of the German IT industry, from microelectronics to the hardware industry to the software industry, be supported more effectively in order to return to the highest level.
11.1.2 Technology park "IT communication" and start-up culture
A successful IT industry includes companies of all sizes. Financially strong and globally active groups are just as necessary as flexible medium-sized companies and highly innovative start-up companies. Startups in particular can be seen as a driver of innovation, since the degree of innovation in their developments is particularly important for establishing them on the market.
In order to become connectable again, especially in the field of IT communication, politics must therefore create framework conditions in which young companies can develop and thrive noticeably easier. This also includes suitable conditions to keep these companies in Saxony after a successful start-up phase.
In order to find a connection again in the field of IT communication, the AfD calls for the establishment of a technology park "IT-COMMUNICATION" in Saxony with a strong focus on topics that arise from the semiconductor industry and are related to IT communication. The Gav-Yam technology park in Beer’s Sheva in the Israeli Negev desert is to serve as a model for this. Within a few years, a global cybersecurity center has been created here, with over 120 startups now located here, attracted primarily by tax advantages.
11.1.3 Establish financing models
In order to set up such a technology park, young graduates or IT specialists have to be given incentives to start their own business in Saxony with a startup or spin-off. The main factor here, of course, is the financing of young companies in their early years, as measured by the global competitive market and the scale of the challenge.
At the moment, it is often extremely difficult for founders to obtain sufficient capital for their young company. The magnitude in which companies receive debt capital is in most cases in the order of magnitude smaller than is the case in the USA, for example.
The AfD would therefore like to establish a financing model in order to encourage private investors in particular to invest their money in these companies. This financing model is intended to provide a variety of individual measures, such as making trade tax more flexible, subsidies for private investors, and initiatives to change tax legislation at the federal level with the aim of granting private donors significant tax benefits for young IT companies. In Saxony, a founding culture is to emerge that benefits the entire society. In order to keep companies supported in this way with their headquarters in Saxony in the long term, lean government investments should also be included in the portfolio of measures.
11.1.4 Strengthen the social environment of founders
In addition to financing the IT startups themselves, the social and infrastructural factors of the founders should not be underestimated. They often decide on the location where the company is founded. Here Saxony has a wide range of opportunities to intervene in a supportive manner and to clear the way for young entrepreneurs, with the aim of establishing the new company here in Saxony. Innovative companies should focus fully on the development of their product, especially in the start-up phase.
The AfD wants to support this concentration through the following measures:
Abolition of administrative constraints – such as compulsory IHK memberships – for these start-ups in the first three years after foundation
Cheap or free office space in Free State buildings
Creation of family-friendly social structures
11.1.5 Water, electricity, internet: fiber optic connections as an element of public services
We do not consider the goal of the Saxon state government to be 100 Mbit / s across the whole of Saxony by 2025. Internet connections in the close range with 100 Mbit / s, as they are funded in current projects of the state government with tax money (e.g. Eppendorf), rely on the copper cable technology, which is already outdated and will no longer be sufficient in the future. This may no longer play a role in the current project planning of the State of Saxony and its municipalities. Rather, fiber optic cables should not end at the central distribution stations, but should extend to the house connections of the residential, office and industrial buildings.
The massive state intervention in the previously market-oriented processes of broadband expansion that is already taking place has shown that the nationwide supply of fast internet is not guaranteed by private sector companies.
The AfD is committed to ensuring that rural areas remain attractive as a business and residential location in the long term. The AfD therefore sees the provision of all Saxon households and commercial buildings with high-speed Internet as part of public services and thus one of the most important and long overdue tasks of the upcoming legislative period. In the short term, we are committed to shortening the lengthy tendering and awarding practices, for example through the strengthening of framework contracts. The aim is to reduce the time from planning to project expansion to an average of less than twelve months.
If a cost comparison finds that a fully institutionalized broadband expansion is cheaper for Saxon citizens than the current tax-funded subsidy and subsidy practice, AfD Sachsen will ensure that the municipal technical services are upgraded to the extent that the expansion is achieved this can be taken over.
11.1.6 Comprehensive mobile communications for citizens, not for the state treasury
We see similar undesirable developments as with the wired broadband expansion in the expansion of the mobile network. Comprehensive cell phone connectivity should not only be available where it appears to private companies to be lucrative from a market economy point of view. We also see the nationwide mobile phone connection as an element of public services – especially and especially in rural areas, whose connection to the fiber optic network is actually currently unprofitable. Due to the high expansion costs, inadequate state requirements and the high cell phone license fees, Germany is already one of the last places in the European comparison for 4G expansion, but at the same time our citizens pay the highest cell phone fees. The state enriches itself through overpriced license auctions at the companies, which then pass the costs on to the citizens.
The AfD wants to promote competition between all service providers. Therefore, the errors in the allocation of 4G licenses at 5G must not be repeated. Saxony must campaign at the federal level for the reversal of 5G license sales and the creation of legal opportunities to implement the provision of the mobile radio infrastructure (radio masts) from the government side across the entire bandwidth and for all service providers.
Radio licenses are no longer given to a few large corporations. Rather, all mobile phone providers should be able to use the state-provided radio network infrastructure on an equal footing and subject to a fee – this promotes competition and lowers costs for users.
In Saxony, we also want to make sure that with the existing cellular technologies (especially LTE) our network coverage is above the already low average and not, as before, significantly below. In order to achieve this goal, we want to enter into negotiations with the network providers in order to develop a common concept.
11.1.7 Industry 4.0 as an opportunity, not as a risk
The digitalization of production leads to increasing productivity with less labor required. We see this development as an opportunity to keep the German industry and economy internationally competitive in times of demographic change and are committed to promoting Industry 4.0.
In order to shape this development positively in the future, the AfD wants to adapt school and vocational training to these new requirements and to adapt curricula in view of the new economic framework. The requirements for the skilled workers of tomorrow will differ significantly from those of today.
11.1.8 E-Government and Open Source: The Future in Authorities
Targeted digitization should not only result in a significant reduction in expenses for contacts with the authorities, but also in transparency of official actions.
The AfD wants every citizen to be able to do everyday official business in five years on a clear, simple portal on the Internet. The electronic identity card should be used for authentication to the Saxon authorities. At the same time, elderly citizens, in particular, must continue to be met on site with sufficient administrative staff, for example through mobile citizens’ offices. We see the further use of Windows operating systems in administration as extremely critical from a security and financial perspective. That is why we are committed to the development and promotion of a government software infrastructure based on open standards.
11.2 Wealth accumulation through living
Home ownership is part of home. Your own four walls stand for social ties, prosperity, wealth accumulation and inflation-proof old-age security. With the exception of the city-states of Berlin and Hamburg, in no other federal state do fewer people own homes than in Saxony. At the same time, Germany is at the bottom in an EU-wide comparison. Especially in the Eastern European countries, the proportion of people with home ownership is almost ninety percent. In order to promote home ownership more strongly, both property and developer subsidies must be taken into account.
11.2.1 Affordable housing in the country and in the city
In times of increasing vacancy of good living space in the countryside and in smaller cities, the Free State of Saxony must promote rural areas instead of fueling the growth of Leipzig and Dresden.
The AfD wants to make the country more attractive for young people again. In order to better take into account the housing needs of people with low incomes and families in the large Saxon cities, private social housing must be supported. This can be done through incentives for investors, such as expanded depreciation options, cutting red tape, simplifying energy standards or the like. Furthermore, we are sticking to housing allowance, which can be used to react flexibly to needs and the market situation.
11.2.2 Reduce construction bureaucracy, speed up procedures
The increasing demand for living space must also be countered by an increasing supply. In order to counteract further tension on the housing market, the development plan and plan approval procedures must be accelerated and significantly more building land must be shown in the land use plans of the cities and municipalities.
The AfD is committed to reducing the applicants’ obligation to provide evidence to a reasonable minimum and to shortening the statutory deadlines for official application review and decision-making.
11.2.3 More home ownership in private hands
The most sustainable housing policy for the AfD is the promotion of home ownership. Young families in particular should be given a realistic chance in relation to well-funded property developers and should have financial scope for planning their living space. To this end, we want to further develop the models for conversion into home ownership for large, working families.
At federal level – as long as this has not been completely abolished – we will campaign for a real estate tax waiver for families who use their property themselves for at least 10 years. In Saxony, we want to urge the municipalities to introduce a key to reserving building land for families, if necessary as a condition for state subsidies for development projects.
11.2.4 Promote cooperatives
In the cities of Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz, home ownership is already affordable for only a few. Cooperatives are not profit-oriented and, through the shares that residents can acquire, also receive rights of participation in their living environment. For this reason, life satisfaction in cooperatives is measurably higher than in conventional tenancies.
The AfD wants to increasingly promote cooperatives. Building communities should also be supported in order to make room for individualized forms of living. Because life satisfaction is higher in these as well due to the high level of social ties, they can become a long-term anchor for the residents that our cities and villages need.
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