The Federal Ministry of the Interior is currently planning a naturalization reform. In the coalition agreement, the traffic light has already stipulated that migration, participation and nationality law in Germany should be revised. First, the “Bild” newspaper reported on the planned reform of naturalization. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” also has the 39-page “draft of a law to modernize nationality law”.

Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser wants to make naturalization in Germany easier. The following amendments to the laws are planned for this purpose:

The reform is still at an early stage. According to information from government circles, the reform proposal is currently before the Chancellery. Coordination between the ministries should begin next week.

Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) has welcomed the government’s planned reform of citizenship law to make naturalization easier. “I think that’s only logical,” he told the editorial network Germany (RND) on Friday. “People who live here for a certain number of years, do not commit crimes, earn a living and have regular residence status should be naturalized earlier in the interests of integration and participation. That is completely obvious.” Incidentally, it is also in the coalition agreement of the traffic light government.

Thuringia’s Interior Minister Georg Maier (also SPD) told the RND: “If you see how people are happy about their naturalization, then you can also see that this is a very important part of integration.”

The price spiral keeps turning. More and more municipal utilities will raise prices in the coming year. Rising energy costs are increasingly becoming an additional burden for households and companies. FOCUS online says which public utilities are affected and what you can do about it.

By the end of January, every property owner in Germany must have completed the property tax assessment. Already the excitement is huge. The constitutional lawyer Gregor Kirchhof explains why the property tax reform was necessary and what went wrong in the implementation.

Because of the increased rental costs, many federal states want to grant their civil servants high back payments from tax funds. Depending on where they live, officials with two children could be paid a five-digit amount. It doesn’t matter whether the officials live in rented accommodation or in their own home.

Also interesting for you:

The infamous Black Friday is just around the corner. But there are plenty of bargains out there. You can currently save primarily on technology, household appliances, fashion, jewelery and toys. We’ve looked around at the retailers and found strong offers that you shouldn’t miss.