The far-left Greens’ party plan to ban ‘native Germans’ from a third of job vacancies in the name of diversity is being slammed as ‘unconstitutional.’ The local Green Party coalition in Hanover says that only migrants (a majority of whom are Muslims) will be considered for a third of the jobs across the city.
REMIX News “A green mayor makes the difference!” wrote Turkish-born Muslim Filiz Polat, the managing director of the Greens parliamentary group, in a tweet on Wednesday, which confirmed that “by the end of 2026, a third of all newly advertised positions in the city should be filled by applicants with a migration background.”
The draft resolution proposed by the city’s integration committee, which is currently comprised of Greens, SPD, and CDU politicians, says the “target figure for all new hires is 30 percent” in order to significantly increase the proportion of people with foreign roots within the local administration.
The city will furthermore establish a publicity campaign to “motivate young people from immigrant families to take advantage of the wide range of training and study opportunities in the state capital” in order to firmly cement Hanover’s status as an “immigration city.”
The campaign will comprise a “Day of Diversity” at local schools, while further developing “anti-racist coaching” across authorities and public bodies. A prize will also be awarded for “migrant companies” in the local area.
The Green mayor, Belit Onay, also of Turkish Muslim heritage, has pushed the party’s agenda vigorously since taking office in November 2019. The plan has attracted criticism from political opponents who consider the proposal to be unlawful.
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, an FDP member of the Bundestag declared the plan to be “evidently unconstitutional, if I understand our Basic Law correctly.”
“What happens to the other two-thirds?” Lambsdorff asked Polat in a tweet. “Are they reserved for “native Germans?” he added, suggesting any form of discrimination in favor of either “native Germans” or “those of a migrant background” for a particular vacancy would be unconstitutional.