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Coalition agreement prompts “confidence”

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the coalition agreement of the traffic light parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – 400,000 new apartments are to be built per year, and the rent brake is to apply until 2029. In addition, the minimum wage is to be raised…

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Altmaier and Juncker on the importance of Angela Merkel

(GermanPolicy.com) – The name of the outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel will in future be cited on an equal footing with Konrad Adenauer, Willy Brandt, and Helmut Kohl. This is what Minister of Economic Affairs Peter Altmaier (CDU) has said. Merkel, an “exceptional Chancellor,” has been…

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Scholz wants to initiate a general vaccination requirement

(GermanPolicy.com) – The designated Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) has announced that a legislative process for a general vaccination requirement will be initiated before the end of 2021. The Bundestag vote should take place without any group pressure. The compulsory vaccination should then be implemented…

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Lauterbach: Corona measures will be sharpened before Christmas

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to Karl Lauterbach (SPD), the Corona measures will be tightened before Christmas. Closing bars, clubs and discos is no alternative given the drastic increase in infections. In addition, there will be a mask requirement at schools and restrictions for people who are…

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Covid-19: knowledge about the mere genetic infectiousness of Omikron is inconclusive

(GermanPolicy.com) – The virologist Alexander Kekulé has expressed that he is not yet convinced that the new Omicron variant of the Coronavirus is significantly more infectious than the variants that have occurred so far. Vaccination breakthroughs are possible, but genetic information alone cannot conclusively determine…

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A large majority of Germans for a lockdown and compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to a Forsa survey, 65 percent of people in Germany are in favor of a lockdown with the closure of shops, clubs, and leisure facilities, exit and contact restrictions, as well as a ban on larger events. Even if the number of…

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Highest court judges the Federal Emergency Brake to be constitutional

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Corona emergency brake with exit and contact restrictions was proportionate in view of the dangerous situation in Germany, the Federal Constitutional Court announced in a judgment. The judges do not deny that the measures against the Corona pandemic had significantly interfered with…

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Merkel and numerous prime ministers for compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the current pandemic situation as “highly dramatic”. The current measures against Covid-19 are not sufficient; one reaches the limits of the ability to act if the 2G rule should not be sharpened. Government spokesman Seibert has meanwhile emphasized…

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A new German law against the Covid-19 pandemic

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has passed new regulations to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Among other things, after approval by the Federal Council, 3G regulations will come into force in the workplace – with the obligation to present negative tests for those who have neither…

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Heil: risk of loss of wages if vaccination is lacking

(GermanPolicy) – Hubertus Heil (SPD), the acting Federal Minister of Labor, has announced that after the new Covid-19 rules have passed the Bundestag and Bundesrat, people who have not been vaccinated are at risk of losing wages if they do not submit up-to-date and negative…

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Vaccinations to be compulsory in nursing professions

(GermanPolicy.com) – A vaccination obligation for employees in the healing and nursing professions should apply in the future with a view on the Covid-19 pandemic. This was announced by the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU). Hospital employees and integration assistance facilities will also…

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Seehofer: right-wing extremism is the greatest threat

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) sees right-wing extremism to be “currently the greatest threat” to society. On the occasion of the autumn meeting of the Federal Criminal Police Office, Seehofer also warned against a “brutalization of political culture and language”…

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Traffic light coalition could name government at the beginning of December

(GermanPolicy.com) – Top politicians from the SPD and FDP assume that the likely traffic light coalition with the Greens will be concluded at the beginning of December. He was optimistic about the adoption of the coalition agreement by the Social Democrats, said SPD Secretary General…

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Tax estimators expect more in tax revenue

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the Federal Ministry of Finance’s tax estimate, the three traffic light parties, namely the SPD, the Greens, and the FDP, can expect 71.7 billion Euros more tax revenues from 2021 to 2025. If the municipalities are included, an additional revenue of…

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Work from home should again become compulsory for many

(GermanPolicy.com) – The incumbent Federal Government is planning to reinstate the obligation to work from home for employees. This means that employers should again offer activities from home – such as office work – if there are no operational reasons to be held against it….

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Ecology should be given greater consideration in the traffic route plan

(GermanPolicy.com) – The traffic light parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – want to review the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030. This should be done from an ecological point of view. Unnecessary and harmful projects could not be extended. Environmental associations should be included in…

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World Climate Conference: subsidies for fossil fuels should be canceled

(GermanPolicy.com) – In its final declaration, the World Climate Conference has called on all countries to turn down the use of coal. In Glasgow, Scotland, the countries also agreed to recommend that subsidies for the fossil fuels oil, gas and coal be abolished. The goal…

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Merkel supports free citizen tests

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Government has confirmed that it will support the reintroduction of free corona tests which the SPD, FDP and Greens want to implement. With a view to the currently rampant fourth wave of infections, this is the right step, which Chancellor Merkel…

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New nationwide Corona rules planned

(GermanPolicy.com) – The traffic light parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – have presented a draft law. According to the draft, a distance requirement, a mask requirement and 3G should be introduced for workplaces and events. The regulations – valid until March 19 – are…

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Klingbeil nominated for SPD co-chair

(GermanPolicy.com) – SPD general secretary Lars Klingbeil, candidate for the co-chairmanship of the SPD, wants to ensure a “social democratic decade in Germany” by modernizing his party. “An election victory is not enough for me,” Klingbeil said. Previously, the SPD presidium and party executive had…

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Demand for vaccines growing in Saxony and Baden-Württemberg

(GermanPolicy.com) – The willingness to vaccinate against the Coronavirus is growing in some Federal States. The mobile vaccination teams in Saxony are at the limit. In Baden-Württemberg, too, the demand for vaccinations has grown in the last four weeks.

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Corona rules strengthened in several German states

(GermanPolicy.com) – Several Federal States have rendered the measures against Corona infections stricter. In Bavaria, the protective measures against the Coronavirus are being strengthened. From now on, the 3G rule will apply in the workplace. Unvaccinated people who have not had Corona disease must be…

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Greens: traffic light parties must take a more consistent 1.5 degree path

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Greens have made the approval of a traffic light coalition agreement dependent on taking climate protection into actual account. “In a government that does not get on the 1.5-degree path and that does not make an appropriate climate protection policy – Alliance…

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FDP against compulsory vaccination

(GermanPolicy.com) – Volker Wissing (FDP) has spoken out against mandatory vaccination. “There will be no compulsory vaccination with the FDP, neither for the entire population nor in certain professions. I consider that debate a dangerous one,” said the FDP general secretary, according to a media…

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Drosten for more responsibility in journalism

(GermanPolicy.com) – At the ceremony to award the Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Prize, virologist Christian Drosten called on journalism to undertake a necessary “reflection” with regard to the Corona pandemic. There is an immense responsibility with the media, because they reflect the reality of the people…

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