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Berlin politician: "Using taxpayer money to support techno is the least we can do"

The right way

  • Dave Turner
  • 14 December 2017

We already know Berlin's view on night culture is a progressive one, what with parties rolling non-stop both in the week and at the weekend.

It was recently announced that €1 million would be invested into soundproofing for venues, countering property development in the city, a move that is set to be approved today.

Georg Koessler of the Greens party in Berlin is fully behind the injection of money, saying it's only right dance music gets something back for its positive impact on the city.

"Techno culture has given so much to Berlin, using some taxpayer money to support it is the least we can do."

Koessler, who calls himself a raver according to The Citizen, added that even the Conservative party is backing the scheme.

“Politicians used to talk about Berlin clubs as something nice on the fringes. But very surprisingly, even our opponents in the (conservative) CDU are suddenly very passionate about this subject, which they call the ‘night economy’."

Lutz Leichsenring of the Club Commission made it clear that's it's important new properties and music venues can "coexist".

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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