Building investor wolfgang rosentritt, who has already realized or planned several sensational projects in kitzingen, took a bold step on thursday: he confronted the kitzingen city council with an idea of a doctor’s house in the schwalbenhof in the old part of town. Still no concept or design plan. Mayor stefan guntner had allowed him to address the council at this early stage of the project.

The reason: rosentritt’s plan raises debatable questions. The investor, who already owns the norma and other buildings up to the italian and greek in the schwalbenhof on 4000 square meters, would like to build a medical center on the public parking lots in front of the supermarket. The result: after that, the parking spaces were only available to the users and visitors of the swallow yard. Parking for everyone would no longer be possible there.

Doctor and pharmacist want to move in

This is the plan: the internist dr. Thomas brohm and pharmacist martin muller, currently both in the medical center in moltkestrabe, would like to relocate. That’s why rosentritt wants to build a doctor’s house for them and other interested parties in front of norma, on the rough parking area owned by the city of kitzingen. In order to make the building economical, rosentritt calculated that he would have to accommodate three to four practices on up to 1500 square meters of total floor space. It follows that the doctor’s building must have several floors. How many floors it could have is still unclear and depends on demand.

More and more companies are training refugees

Companies in germany train more and more refugees. According to a survey by the association of german chambers of industry and commerce (DIHK), 16 percent of companies train cursed workers.

Last year, the figure was 14 percent; two years ago, it was seven percent, according to the DIHK. A total of around 25 young people are currently.000 cursed in an apprenticeship at an IHK company.

If you add the skilled trades, the figure is around 44.000. There are currently a total of 1.3 million trainees. According to the german chamber of industry and commerce (DIHK), the catering, construction and transport sectors in particular are training a large number of cursed workers.

Fewer and fewer Volksbanks and Raiffeisenbanks

Banks are becoming scarce in rural areas. This is due to a merger trend that has been going on for decades and has accelerated in recent years due to increasing cost pressure and regulatory uncertainty.

The industry expects further mergers in the coming years, albeit at a somewhat slower pace. In bavaria alone – a traditional stronghold of small cooperative banks – there were 16 mergers in 2017, and this year there will probably be eight mergers, according to an estimate by the cooperative association (GVB) in munich, as GVB president jurgen gros puts it.

The bare figures: in 1970, there were still 7096 volks- und raiffeisenbanken in western germany; in 2000, there were 1794 in reunified germany, and last year there were still 915. Yet the cooperatives are by no means lacking in popularity: the number of members has risen from just over six million to 18 million over the past five decades, and the average balance sheet total has increased more than twentyfold.