Government Extends Deadline for Developing the Integration Concept

Ulrich William, the spokesman of the government, announced that the Federal Cabinet agreed to extend the deadline for constructing Germany’s integration plan from the end of 2006 to the middle of 2007. The forthcoming integration summit will be the prelude to the development of a proper plan of action. The Cabinet adopted a position paper, which will serve as the basis of the consulting process. As an important goal it names the reparation of the so-called integration deficit in the second and third generation of immigrants; the emergence of a “lost generation” must be prevented.