The administration said that, on a trip planned for August by a Bocholt delegation to the friendly Lithuanian town of Akmene, it would also be necessary to send the partnership representative of the city or its representative to the city. The Council saw it differently.
Partnership visits have so far always been supported by citizen engagement, according to Reiner Bones (CDU). "You do not have to study four semesters to give gifts," he continued. The other factions saw the same thing. In the vote was at the end as the only mayor Peter Nebelo for it.