... that the opponents of this building project at this time are against any major building project which would add another 51.7 million Euro (243 million Israel Shekels) to their city budget deficit of minus 300 million (1.4 billion Israel shekels). So far 0.28% of "the citizens of Cologne" have signed a petition against it. The group behind the petition which in general critizes Cologne's fninancial politics also argues that it would be enough to highlight the evidences of Jewish presence without building a very costly museum. And if there were any 'significant exhibits' they could be presented in Cologone's city museum or in the Jewish museum of the city of Essen which is less than 40 miles away.
Austrian police say they expect 10,000 migrants to arrive from Hungary (DPA)