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Violence against people with disabilities in institutions: stronger controls

The German Bundestag has passed a ‘participation-strengthening law’ to allow children, young people and people with disabilities greater social integration. There is now a violence protection clause in the German social legislation. This means that women, in particular, are better protected when dwelling in state…

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Posted in Economy Politics

CDU, SPD the Greens make proposals for amended climate protection law

Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) believes it is possible that the climate protection law can be changed quickly. He wants to submit proposals to those responsible in the Federal Cabinet and possibly speak to the opposition, in addition, to ensure that the renewed…

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Posted in Finance

Deutsche Bank reports best quarterly result since 2015

Deutsche Bank is on the up. Since the beginning of 2021, it has achieved the best quarterly result in seven years, posting a profit of 908 million Euros by the end of March. Income climbed to 7.2 billion Euros. This corresponds to an increase of…

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Greens spokeswoman warns of a longer moratory of bankruptcy applications

Katja Keul, legal policy spokeswoman for the Green parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, has warned that a further suspension of the obligation to file for insolvency could endanger other market participants. Should the suspension to apply be extended beyond the end of April, this…

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Posted in Health Politics

Basic rights for those vaccinated and recovered – without those who have tested negative?

The parliamentary group of the two Union parties supports the draft of an ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Justice for the re-recognition of basic rights for people vaccinated against Corona and those recovered after Corona. Details still need to be clarified. The Federal Council…

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Hospital society slightly optimistic

The chairman of the board of directors of the German Hospital Association, Gerald Gaß, has announced that the burden on clinics in Germany has lessened slightly in view of the third Corona wave. New infections have been constant for 14 days, Gaß explained. Since April…

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Posted in Economy Finance

Heil specifies further financial aid plans for the cultural sector

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has promised cultural workers that they can continue to receive Corona financial aid from the Federal Government. Merkel’s Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) announced that if self-employed people, including artists, make small profits, they should not lose their insurance cover in…

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Oktoberfest canceled, Bayreuth Festival to take place

The Oktoberfest in Munich, after being skipped in 2020, will also be canceled in 2021, in view of the Corona pandemic, the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has announced after a conversation with the Mayor of Munich, Reiter (SPD). There was no time for…

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Von der Leyen and Maas demand for journalists to enjoy protection

On the occasion of International Press Freedom Day, Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticized the fact that journalists were subjected to reprisals. “Journalism is not a crime and must not be a risk, sometimes life-threatening. We must ensure that information remain a public good,”…

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The Federal Government wants to try to protect journalists in Germany better

by Thorsten Koch After violent attacks on journalists by demonstrators, including by those operating against the Corona measures, the Federal Government has announced to offer media representatives better protection. The risk should be “taken into account” better by the police forces, as a spokesman for…

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