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Covid-19: police checking test results upon entry into Germany

(GermanPolicy.com) – From this Sunday, travelers to Germany have to present certificates. This is meant to limit the spread of the Coronavirus. On the occasion of mandatory entry tests for persons from the age of 12 to determine whether a person is free from the…

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Technical solutions and improved civil protection suggested in Germany to prevent future flooding

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance would like to see risk areas that might be subject to flooding better mapped – with a special focus on smaller rivers. A spokesman announced that there is already data for larger rivers…

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Government bodies and federal associations make suggestions for climate protection

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com According to Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU), the Federal States’ position is that disaster control should remain within their competences. However, the Federal Government would like to ensure that the Federal States receive comprehensive help. For example, the Cell Broadcast warning…

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Posted in Economy Finance

BDI demands tax breaks for companies

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federation of German Industries (BDI) has campaigned for tax cuts in the interests of business. The average tax rate for German companies is 30 to 31 percent. This means that no competitiveness is possible, the BDI criticized. In the EU, on the…

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Non-certified travelers from risk areas must quarantine from August

From 1 August, according to a decree by the Federal Cabinet, those entering Germany from the age of 12 will be obliged to present either proof of vaccination, a Covid-19 test result or proof of recovery from the Coronavirus. A government spokeswoman said that the…

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Posted in Economy

Economic output may be back to pre-crisis level this year

According to an estimate of the Federal Statistical Office, the gross domestic product in Germany was 1.5 percent higher in the second quarter than it had been in the first quarter. Above all, consumer spending, both private and public, contributed to this positive development. The…

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Improvements with regard to the job market

The number of unemployed has improved in July. With 2.59 million unemployed, the number fell by 24,000 from June to July. This lowered the unemployment rate to now 5.6 percent – down by 0.1 points. “The situation on the labor market continues to improve,” said…

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Environmental associations call for new locations for houses and more space for water

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com Several environmental associations have called for reconstruction efforts after the flood disaster in western Germany to be adapted, with a view to tackling climate change. Rivers need to be given more space and some buildings rebuilt elsewhere instead of erecting them as…

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Flood damage: restoring routes and bridges will cost 700 million Euros

The Federal Ministry of Transport is assuming a financial burden of over 700 million Euros for the rehabilitation of highways, roads and bridges damaged or completely destroyed by the flood disaster a week ago. The first stretches can again be frequented. However, in certain cases,…

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Additional warnings to the population by SMS

Warnings to the German population through ‘cell broadcasting’ have been ordered since Wednesday. This was announced by Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU). All smartphones dialed into a certain radio cell will in future notify about disasters via SMS push notifications, for example in the…

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Flooding in Germany: “overwhelmed” by the solidarity

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com Within a week, the Action Alliance for Disaster Relief, supported by the TV broadcaster ZDF, recorded over 36 million Euros in donations. A spokesman said there was hardly any comparable willingness to donate. The German Red Cross, Caritas, Diakonie and Unicef ​​are…

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Heavy rains caused damage to agriculture, rail, and motorway routes

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com Agriculture has suffered much damage in the disaster areas in western Germany. “Several thousand hectares” of fields are affected, said a spokesman for the North Rhine-Westphalia Chamber of Agriculture. Satellite images will allow for a more precise overview. In addition to the…

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Flood disaster in Germany: in search of solutions

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com The situation in the wake of the severe floodings in the west of the Federal Republic of Germany has stabilized. Authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate announced that officials and helpers are now getting a comprehensive picture of the situation. It is…

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Hans: CDU-CSU is entitled to 37 percent in federal elections

Saarland Prime Minister Tobias Hans (CDU) has emphasized the claim of the Union parties to remain true people’s parties and to reach the 37 percent mark in the September Bundestag elections. In June, the Prime Minister of Anhalt, Rainer Haseloff, had already pointed out that…

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More infections due to the Corona virus’ delta variant

The delta variant of the Corona virus, which was first localized in India, accounts for 59 percent of current infections, after the proportion was around 37 percent at the very beginning of July, as reported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). A third of those…

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A need for booster vaccinations

by Thorsten Koch According to the Spokesman of the Federal Government, Seibert, the Federal Government and the Governments of the German states are preparing for so-called booster vaccinations. A spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Health said, on his part, that the data was not…

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German employers want to avoid a new lockdown

The Federal and State Governments should present a concept with which a new lockdown in Germany can be prevented. Employer President Dulger said the virus will not go away entirely. Nevertheless, the President of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Adrian, emphasized that extensive…

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ECB Director: inflation will not be too high in the medium term

The concerns about a sharp rise in inflation are unfounded, said Isabel Schnabel, member of the board of directors of the European Central Bank (ECB). Schnabel emphasized that she is “sure” of this. The current development is temporary, she said. The central bank currently has…

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Dobrindt: more tax incentives for work from home

The chairman of the CSU regional group in the Bundestag, Dobrindt, would like to make working from the so-called ‘home office’ more attractive with more tax incentives. His demand should also be included in the election manifesto of the CSU. Dobrindt rejected an enshrined right…

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Covid-19 slows down higher life expectancy

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a lower increase in life expectancy in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office announced that the average life expectancy for newborn girls is 83.4 years. For boys, it is 78.6 years. Thus, the value has hardly increased compared to previous…

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Fewer complaints against online hatred than expected

In the fourth year after the passing of the Internet Hate Act (NetzDG), fewer Internet users in Germany complained that social networks were deleting hate speech posts than had been expected. From October 2017 to June 23 of this year, the Federal Office of Justice…

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Building materials for new homes more expensive

New residential buildings have become more expensive in May of this year. The rate of inflation was last that high in 2007. Conventionally built residential buildings cost 6.4 percent more in May than in the respective month of the previous year. Building materials such as…

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More creative offers to promote the ongoing vaccination campaign

In order to increase the vaccination rate against Covid-19 in Germany, there is a discussion about making more creative offers. The head of the Hamburg Vaccination Center and president of the Virchow Association, Heinrich, recommended mobile vaccination campaigns, as well as immunization in the vaccination…

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Spahn to procure more vaccination doses for 2022

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to procure 204 million vaccine doses against Covid-19 for the next year. This corresponds to a supply of more than two doses per inhabitant of products made by several manufacturers and, according to the Federal Ministry of…

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More flexibility: in the future, doctors will receive vaccines as required

From mid-July, medical practices in Germany will be able to order vaccines against Covid-19 as required. According to the Federal Association of Aesthetic Physicians, the currently valid distribution key has led to doctors, in some regions, receiving too few vaccine doses. In future, practices should…

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