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Spahn: booster vaccinations to be made possible for everyone

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) has announced that the governments on federal and state level want to make booster vaccinations possible for the entire population in Germany. This was decided by the federal as well as the state health ministers at a…

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Social democratic women for a female SPD general secretary

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Working Group of Social Democratic Women – an official party branch of the SPD – calls for a woman to be elected to the post of general secretary if the incumbent, Lars Klingbeil, should run for co-chair of the SPD. Parity starts…

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Preliminary decision for SPD chairmanship on Monday?

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD executive committee wants to make a preliminary decision this Monday for the dual leadership of the party chairmanship, according to a news agency report. Party chairwoman Saskia Esken plans on deciding on a second candidacy by then. Meanwhile, SPD General Secretary…

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Chair of the Greens parliamentary group for tightening Covid-19 rules

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chair of the Greens parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Katrin Göring-Eckardt, has called for action against the “rapidly worsening Corona situation.” In view of the “dramatic” development, one must “act urgently,” she said, according to media reports. “We need clear, binding…

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FDP in favor of reintroducing free Covid-19 rapid tests

(GermanPolicy.com) – The head of the FDP, Christian Lindner, and FDP general secretary Volker Wissing have spoken out in favor of reviving the citizen tests. “In view of the developments, the decision of the CDU-led Federal Government to end free citizen tests was apparently premature,”…

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Hundreds of proceedings after demonstrations against Covid-19 rules

(GermanPo(GermanPolicy.com) – After demonstrations by opponents of the German Corona rules in Leipzig, police has initiated more than 600 administrative offense proceedings as well as 48 criminal cases. A police spokesman announced, that there will be investigations on the grounds of of insult, assault, assault…

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Union parties: fighting terrorism or security restructuring?

(GermanPolicy.com) – After a knife attack had occurred in an ICE express train, the CDU-CSU has demanded that security policy be given more weight in German politics. “It is clear that it will be a great challenge for our security institutions in the future to…

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World Climate Conference: agreement against deforestation and methane emissions

(GermanPolicy.com) – At the beginning of the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, Chancellor Angela Merkel advocated in favor of the concept of CO2 pricing. Steps by the states alone will not suffice, she said, however the industry can get to climate neutrality through carbon pricing….

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SPD: Esken wants to run once more

(GermanPolicy.com) – The co-chair of the SPD, Saskia Esken, would like to run again for the party office she has been holding. It is under discussion that SPD general secretary Klingbeil take the place of co-chairman from Norbert Walter-Borjans. Esken said the SPD should be…

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Stalling coalition negotiations between traffic light parties

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Greens have expressed dissatisfaction with the coalition negotiations leading to the formation of a new Federal Government. The Greens’ Federal Managing Director Michael Kellner commented on the faltering talks with the words: “We are currently seeing too little progress in terms of…

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FDP chairman Lindner against higher net borrowing

(GermanPolicy.com) – FDP chairman Christian Lindner is against increases in net borrowing as part of the coming Federal Budget beyond 100 billion Euros. The funds for 2022 are already adequate, Lindner emphasized. It had previously been publicly speculated that the Federal Government’s energy and climate…

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Walter-Borjans (SPD) warns against a reduction of state benefits

(GermanPolicy.com) – Norbert Walter-Borjans, the outgoing co-chairman of the SPD, has publicly contradicted the FDP. It is impossible to relieve middle incomes without taxing higher earners to a higher degree, he said. Without a contribution from the “top earners,” people central to the country will…

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Membership decision about the next CDU chairmanship

(GermanPolicy.com) – The outgoing CDU federal chairman Armin Laschet has announced the decision of the federal executive committee that his successor should be determined by the party members. Ballot papers should be sent out by the beginning of December, but online voting will also be…

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Booster vaccinations: conference of health ministers

(GermanPolicy.com) – At a conference of the Federal and State Governments in Lindau, health ministers agreed on a uniform procedure with regard to booster vaccinations against the Coronavirus. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) announced that he agreed with his colleagues as well as medical…

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Covid-19: Spahn calls for a booster summit

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) would like a summit between representatives of the Federal Government and the Federal States to coordinate booster vaccinations against Covid-19. To break the fourth Covid-19 wave, booster vaccinations are essential, Spahn said. The vaccinations carried out by…

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Wissing (FDP) defends retirement benefits through shares

(GermanPolicy.com) – FDP Secretary General Wissing (FDP) has described the entry into a share-linked pension scheme as announced by the traffic light parties – SPD, Greens and FDP – as the right step. Without capital formation on the stock market, tax grants and contributions would…

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Söder for relief from VAT

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to CSU chairman Söder, certain VAT rates should be reduced in order to cushion the social disadvantages caused by the currently higher energy prices. A reduction in VAT, as well as on energy and fuel, would be tantamount to relief. In addition,…

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By 2030, two thirds of cars in Germany with electric drive

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to a study by the management consultancy EY, the proportion of electric cars will be 32 percent of all new registrations in the coming year already. This corresponds to 1.18 million purely electric cars as well as hybrids. By 2030, two thirds…

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Merkel considers G20 in Rome a success

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the G20 conference in Rome as successful and constructive. The meeting sent out a “good signal for Glasgow.” The final document for the G20 summit states that climate neutrality is to be achieved “by the middle of the…

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Potsdam Institute: global warming could become more extreme than projected

(GermanPolicy.com) – Climate researcher Ottmar Edenhofer from the Potsdam Institute has warned that global warming could be far more extreme than previously feared. The emissions increased dramatically from year to year. With higher coal power, one steers to 4 degrees global warming instead of the…

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Tenants more at risk of poverty than property owners

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the Federal Government, a quarter of all rented households are at risk of poverty. The rate of poverty risk for tenants is twice as high as it is for property owners. People in Europe who have less than 60 percent of…

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Opel boss: all contracts will be kept

(GermanPolicy.com) – Opel boss Uwe Hochgeschurtz has assured the employees of the car manufacturer that all three production sites in Germany will be retained: Rüsselsheim, Eisenach and Kaiserslautern. The manufacturer – a part of Stellantis – will adhere to all contracts. With his statements, Hochgeschurtz…

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Mützenich (SPD) calls on Esken to renounce party office

(GermanPolicy.com) – The leader of the SPD parliamentary group in the German Bundestag, Rolf Mützenich, has urged SPD leader Saskia Esken to resign from her post if she becomes a minister in the new Federal Government. Previously, the co-chairman of the SPD, Norbert Walter-Borjans, had…

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Fitch confirms Germany’s excellent creditworthiness

(GermanPolicy.com) – The US rating agency Fitch has confirmed Germany’s excellent creditworthiness and retained its AAA rating. Fitch sees Germany’s outlook as “stable”. In their justification, Fitch experts referred to the diversified economy, strong institutions, and stable public finances in Germany. The experts expect that…

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Merkel satisfied with G20 agreement on minimum taxation

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her satisfaction with the agreement on minimum taxation for large companies which has been reached at the G20 summit in Rome. The agreement is a clear “signal of fairness in the age of digitization,” said Merkel. With regard…

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