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Resolution of the Presidium of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities of 1 December 2009

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The impacts of the financial and economic crisis are increasingly being felt in the cities and towns. Tax revenues heavily drop, while social expenditure is exploding. Municipalities are to look after children and ensure security, rehabilitate schools and eliminate waste water, pay social welfare benefit and strengthen local crafts - in short, provide an attractive environment. The gap between the collapsing revenues and skyrocketing costs of the municipalities will become wider in the next few years. The financial crisis is already determined policy decisions. Given this precarious situation, the German cities and municipalities are calling for a recue system and sustainable municipal consolidation package. Click below to read the whole document.

English translation of the document

 

  • Resolution of the Presidium of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities of 1 December 2009 01.12.2009

    Rescue system for cities and municipalities - Boost investment power to allow growth The impacts of the financial and economic crisis are increasingly being felt in the cities and towns. Tax revenues heavily drop (or "plummet"), while social expenditure is exploding. Municipalities are to look after children and ensure security, rehabilitate schools and eliminate waste water, pay social welfare benefit and strengthen local crafts - in short, provide an attractive environment.

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