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Lauterbach stops law on ex-post triage

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Health Lauterbach has stopped a bill that would allow intensive care in clinical care in favor of a patient with a better chance of survival. Lauterbach rejects ex-post triage because it is “ethically unacceptable,” he justified his decision. The German…

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President of the Bundestag Bas commemorates the victims of World War II

(GermanPolicy.com) – This past Sunday, President of the Bundestag Bas commemorated the victims of World War II in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. It constituted a “big step,” said Bas, that she was invited to the mentioned memorial day to mark the end of the…

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Heil: minimum wage required by the welfare state

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Labor Heil described the augmented minimum wage of 12 euros as being required by the welfare state. Raising the lower wage limit is also necessary because the price trend suggests it. Millions of people would be left behind without the…

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BDA calls for moderate wage settlements

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA) has called on unions to make moderate, responsible wage demands. BDA President Dulger said that moderate wage agreements are in the interests of both social partners. As a result of the current crises, it is important…

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Trade unions: energy prices should be capped, rich tax shold be introduced

(GermanPolicy.com) – The boss of the IG Metall, a trade union, has spoken out in favor of a price cap on electricity and energy costs, which will relieve people. “Prices should be capped for up to 8,000 kilowatt hours a year, and only then should…

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Lindner against renewed generalized relief measures

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Finance Minister Lindner has expressed reservations about calls for renewed relief in response to high inflation. One is able to cushion economic hardships. It is also possible to prevent structural breaks. “But all this has the character of a shock absorber.” Aid…

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Scholz warns against the decoupling of states and against deglobalization

(GermanPolicy.com) – German Chancellor Scholz has warned against deglobalization. In view of the current crises, a “decoupling” of nations should not take place. He rejected isolation, new customs barriers and protectionism, Scholz said at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Overseas Club. On…

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Baerbock against global food shortages

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock wants to forge a global alliance to fight food shortages and rising prices in the current crises. The fight against hunger can only be solved together, said Baerbock in an interview. Germany must take responsibility for this, she said…

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Federal Environment Ministry for better protection of the seas

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Environment Ministry wants to protect the world’s oceans better. According to a spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Environment, who announced the establishment of a post for the Commissioner for the Sea, they are aiming for a cross-departmental and legally binding…

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Baerbock will travel to Ukraine

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock is to make a trip to Ukraine in the near future. After a talk on Thursday between Federal President Steinmeier and the Ukrainian President Selenskyj, in which disagreements were cleared up, Chancellor Scholz announced the Foreign Minister’s trip. He…

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Reformed Triage Bill

(GermanPolicy.com) – In the future, it should be medically ethical to stop treating one person and continue treating another patient with a better chance of survival when tight capacities are tight. A prerequisite is an exact examination, as a media report from a draft law…

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Fourth booster vaccination recommended for risk groups

(GermanPolicy.com) – Older people and people with previous illnesses are urgently requested to have a fourth vaccination against the Coronavirus. That statement was put forward by the chairman of the Standing Vaccination Commission, Mertens. In autumn, the risk of infection will again increase. People over…

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Huber to become CSU general secretary

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Bavarian member of the state parliament, Martin Huber, is to be elected the new CSU general secretary, as party chairman Söder announced. This was decided unanimously by the board of his party. A general secretary needs both organizational skills and grass roots…

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Union parties against extra taxation of companies

(GermanPolicy.com) – The CDU-CSU has spoken out against the Greens’ proposal to tax companies that make particularly high profits as a result of the Ukraine war. Citizens and companies are unsettled because of the record inflation. Therefore, the discussion is going in the wrong direction,…

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Interior Minister Faeser calls for a modern immigration law

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser is committed to improving the shortage of skilled workers with a modern immigration law. workers are urgently needed. Faeser intends to introduce an opportunity card with a points system in order to create incentives for qualified…

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Association of Cities: tighten the Infection Protection Act for fall

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Association of Cities has appealed to the Federal Government to take precautions as soon as possible with a view to a Corona wave that could occur in autumn. City day general manager Dedy said, according to media reports, that a new…

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Lauterbach on Covid-19: preparing for autumn

(GermanPolicy.com) – Health Minister Lauterbach sees an easing of the Covid-19 situation during the summer, but does not want to give the all-clear either. That’s what the politician said at the ‘Ludwig-Erhard Summit’ at Tegernsee. The number of cases is likely to remain low. Lauterbach…

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Federal Minister of Health wants reforms this summer

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Health Minister Lauterbach would like to initiate new medical regulations during the months of summer. In an “intermediate spurt,” Lauterbach also wants to conclude projects such as the electronic patient file and e-prescriptions. The financing of the statutory health insurance companies and…

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Merz (CDU) sees no quarrels with Scholz

(GermanPolicy.com) – After his visit to Kyiv, CDU chairman Merz sees no quarrels with Chancellor Scholz. According to Merz, he spoke to Scholz after his return from Kyiv and explained that in his conversation with the Ukrainian President Selenskyj, he had proposed building understanding through…

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President of the Bundestag wants to commemorate victims of World War II in Ukraine

(GermanPolicy.com) – Bundestag President Bas (SPD) is considering a visit to Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital. According to Ukrainian parliamentary circles, there have been preliminary talks. Bas has the wish to accept an invitation from her Ukrainian colleague Stefantschuk and to commemorate the victims of World…

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Ukraine president invites Steinmeier and Scholz

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal President Steinmeier cleared up irritations in a telephone conversation with the Ukrainian President Selenskyj. According to media reports, Selenskyj invited both Steinmeier and Chancellor Scholz to Kyiv. Selenskyj had previously declined an invitation from Steinmeier. Now, however, the signs are pointing to…

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