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Steinmeier for more trust in all vaccine products

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has campaigned for citizens to show more trust in all of the approved Corona vaccines. He said he had “little understanding” of withholding certain vaccines. Faster vaccinations are important, and all vaccines certified by the European Medicines Agency are both effective…

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Corona measures: More of a say for the Bundestag

The Bundestag should have more of a say as to the decisions in dealing with the Corona pandemic. The parliamentary groups of both CDU-CSU and SPD submitted a proposal to establish a parliamentary “Monitoring Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic”, which is to deal not only…

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Grand coalition: agreement on the reform of the transport service

CDU-CSU and SPD agree on how the reform of the taxi and driving service market should be approached. Union group spokesman Lange said that the municipalities would get more powers. The Vice Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary Group, Bartol, has praised that cheap and new…

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Possible relaxation of Corona measures thanks to tests and vaccinations in view

by Thorsten Koch Chancellor Angela Merkel has emphasized that the Corona measures could be relaxed, depending on Covid tests. Rapid tests should be a topic at the federal-state conference on March 3rd, said Merkel. There may be regional rules because of the immunization campaign and…

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Schwaetzer for human dignity during election campaigns

The chairwoman of the Synod of the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD), Irmgard Schwaetzer, has made an appeal for fairness in the election campaigns that are pending in Germany. She spoke out in favor of respecting the basic rules of democratic coexistence. Instead of myths,…

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Kretschmann for less data protection during the pandemic

A high level of data protection is inappropriate during the Corona pandemic, said the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann (Greens). By complying with data protection, the warning app for smartphones is “just a crutch” instead of a powerful control instrument.

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Haldenwang sees radicalization on the left

Thomas Haldenwang, President of the German Office for the Protection of the Constitution, has warned against further radicalization among “violent left-wing extremists”. There are now attacks that are also directed against individuals. One has to see “whether this radicalization develops into terrorist structures”.

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Posted in Finance Politics

Delay in anti-racism and anti-Semitism projects

Various departments at federal level have refused to sign a final report of the federal cabinet, due to a lack of funds. After the anniversaries of the right-wing extremist attacks in Halle and Hanau, specific projects against racism and anti-Semitism are blocked for the time…

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Scholz for “citizens’ money” instead of Hartz IV

The SPD’s candidate for chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has proposed replacing the basic security, also known as Hartz-IV, with a new type of citizen’s benefit. Conditions should no longer be based on “distrust” of the social welfare offices; some sanctions should be abolished for Hartz-IV beneficiaries…

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Hairdressers allowed to work again from today

The Corona lockdown lasted two and a half months for hairdressers – from December 16 last year. Nationwide, this profession can again open their shops from Monday. Garden markets, flower shops, pedicure salons and driving schools are also allowed to resume their work.

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Tight entry regulations for travelers from the Czech Republic and Tyrol

Strict entry rules came into force on Sunday at the borders of Germany with the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol. The German states of Bavaria and Saxony controlled persons in order to contain the newer and more contagious variants of the Coronavirus….

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Federal Government for an extension of the Afghanistan mission

The Bundeswehr is to remain on duty in Afghanistan until the end of January 2022, in order to participate in an ongoing NATO mission to aid the country. The Federal Cabinet concluded this after the withdrawal date of April 30th is no longer considered to…

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Scholz wants higher taxes for strong earners

The candidate for Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD), wants to push through tax increases for high earners and wealthy people after the upcoming Bundestag election. The citizens want a fairer tax system, said Scholz. Those who have a lot of income should make a bigger contribution…

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Merkel against privileges for those vaccinated, for the time being

Chancellor Angela Merkel is against lowering the Corona restrictions for vaccinated people, at this time. “As long as the number of people who have been vaccinated is so much smaller than that of those who are waiting for the vaccination, the state should not treat…

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Posted in Politics Retrospect

Biden speaks out in favor of multilateralism at Munich Security Conference

US President Joe Biden at the Munich Security Conference emphasized that relations between the United States and the EU are of great importance. The transatlantic relationship is a key not only for security, but also for prosperity, he explained. In order to fight the Corona…

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German courts usually confirm Corona restrictions

The current lockdown to contain the Coronavirus pandemic is confirmed by most administrative courts in Germany. After November 2, around 600 urgent appeals were pending in the judicial courts, the German Association of Judges announced. The restrictions were thus confirmed in around nine out of…

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Umwelthilfe calls for more sustainability in agriculture

The interest group ‘Deutsche Umwelthilfe’ has spoken out in favor of the EU Commission striving for more ambitious goals within the Common Agricultural Policy (GAP). “With the Green Deal, the EU Commission has presented a comprehensive action program to get out of the current economic…

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Whistleblowers should be legally protected, Lambrecht

German whistleblowers should enjoy better protection in the future. Federal Justice Minister Lambrecht is committed to this. A draft law, which is due to be submitted soon, provides for legal protection if informants about issues in business or government pass on critical matters and insider…

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North Rhine-Westphalia: more police officers suspected in right-wing extremist chat groups

In North Rhine-Westphalia, 173 security officers in the state service are currently suspected of having posted right-wing extremist opinions in chat groups. Three weeks ago, it was 20 fewer. Most of the 173 suspects are police officers, said State Interior Minister Reul. The right-wing extremist…

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Plans: five times as much wind power by 2030

Wind power from plants off the European coasts should deliver up to five times as much energy within the next ten years as before. The EU Commission named an increase from the current 12 gigawatts to 60 gigawatts. Over the next 30 years, 800 billion…

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State security files to be located in the Federal Archives

In a vote, the Bundestag decided that the GDR state security files will be transferred to the Federal Archives. They should continue to be accessible to German citizens, the media, and scientists. In the future, people should even be able to view data about themselves…

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Chancellery Minister opts for Home Schooling for Older Students

The Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery, Braun, has called for the federal and state conference on Corona measures to focus on schools when it convenes next week. The existing measures have broken infection dynamics, but the numbers are not yet sufficiently low. Braun…

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Patient records – insured persons should be able to control their data

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Kelber, considers the electronic patient file to be partly incompatible with EU law. The patient record should become effective in a few weeks. Kelber criticized, above all, the fact that the insured cannot control who can view which data….

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German Foreign Office: right-wing extremists connected internationally

The German Foreign Office has warned against right-wing extremists who are increasingly networking internationally. A study commissioned by the ministry examined links between right-wing extremists in Germany, the USA, France, and Great Britain, as well as in two Scandinavian countries. Due to the Corona pandemic,…

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In memory of the 1941 deportation of German Jews

On the anniversary of the first deportations of Jewish German citizens from Munich, which took place in 1941, the President of the Israelite Religious Community, Knobloch, promoted a culture of remembrance. There is growing hatred of Jews, which is why “the memory of the crimes…

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