Bär is expecting the digital ministry in the next parliamentary term

Woman on a laptop, on dts
Woman on a laptop, on dts
State Minister for Digital Affairs Dorothee Bär (CSU) assumes that the federal government's digital policy will be bundled in one department in the next legislative period.

“There will definitely be a digital ministry,” Bär told the “Handelsblatt” (Friday edition). A new department only makes sense if it is clear which content it should cover.

"The structures with the corresponding thematic responsibilities have to be right, for example the digital ministry would have to have a veto right on all digital-political projects, similar to the finance ministry for financial-political projects," said Bär. "Simply introducing a digital ministry, just because the name sounds fancy, won't work." At the same time, Bär countered the assertion by digital associations that the federal corona warning app could have been implemented even faster with a digital ministry. “This is total nonsense,” said the CSU politician. “What would have been different with a digital ministry? We would not have received the interfaces from Google and Apple any faster, ”said the Minister of State. "It makes no difference whether I control this process from the Chancellery or from a ministry." The app was also "implemented in a record time of almost 50 days".