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Baerbock does not exclude compulsory vaccination for professional groups

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock (Green Party) has not ruled out that in the event of a significant worsening of the Corona situation, compulsory vaccination should apply to some population groups. Compulsory vaccination is legally “not that easy” to implement in Germany, she said….

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Altmaier: economy in 2022 at pre-crisis level

(GermanPolicy.com) – Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier (CDU) sees a rapid recovery in the German economy: “We will also see a clear upswing in the next year.” Altmaier added that he expected metrics to be at pre-crisis levels as early as the beginning of…

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EU calls for preparing for refugees from Afghanistan

(GermanPolicy.com) – After the fighting in Afghanistan and the Taliban seizure of power, the EU Commission has asked the European member states to prepare for refugees from Afghanistan. Home Affairs Commissioner Johanson warned that the mistakes of 2015 could repeat themselves. More refugees from Afghanistan…

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Posted in Economy Politics

Laschet: the Bundestag election is a directional decision

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Union parties’ candidate for Federal Chancellor, Armin Laschet (CDU), has warned of a shift to the left. The Federal Election in September is a directional decision. Laschet called on the SPD to opt against a coalition with the Left Party. Laschet spoke…

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Posted in Economy Politics Technology

Scholz: expanding sustainable energies faster

(GermanPolicy.com) – The SPD candidate for the office of Federal Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, would like to see renewable energies expanded more quickly. For this there must be changes in the law so that CO2 neutrality can be achieved by 2045. With regard to a coal…

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Laschet for planning acceleration after the Federal Elections

(GermanPolicy.com) – The candidate for Chancellor of the Union parties, Armin Laschet (CDU) wants to move towards a “planning acceleration package” after a possible election victory. This should ensure growth and competitiveness. It is crucial to be able to “plan, approve and implement” faster. Legal…

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Laschet for a National Security Council

(GermanPolicy.com) – Should Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet (CDU) win the election after the Bundestag vote, he would like to establish a permanent National Security Council. Other ministries than the Chancellery should participate. Foreign deployments of the Bundeswehr should be carefully considered in the future. The…

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Fewer real estate units for sale

(GermanPolicy.com) – The real estate supply in the Federal Republic of Germany is declining. As announced by the real estate agent ‘Homeday,’ there were around 277,000 properties for sale in the first six months of the year – around 41,000 fewer than in the same…

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The majority of hospital patients with Covid-19 do not have any vaccination protection

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the intensive care doctor Christian Karagiannidis, the majority of Covid patients in Germany’s clinics are those have not received any Corona vaccination. In North Rhine-Westphalia, the proportion of Covid patients in hospitals is 12 to 13 percent. “This quota may also…

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A ‘future fund’ for the car industry

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal Government will provide a “future fund” of one billion Euros for the changing automotive industry by 2025, as announced by the Federal Minister of Finance and SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz. 340 million Euros are to flow into regional cooperations and…

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Situation in Afghanistan: towards preventing a humanitarian tragedy

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com The Federal Cabinet decided on Friday to provide 100 million Euros in emergency aid for the benefit of the refugees who have arrived in neighboring countries from Afghanistan and those who will be arriving. As the Federal Foreign Office announced, further funds…

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Maas: continuing airlift from Afghanistan intensively

by Thorsten KochGermanPolicy.com The German government intends to enter into negotiations with the Taliban about the departure of Afghan local staff. For this purpose, the German ambassador to Afghanistan, Potzel, has flown to Doha (Qatar) to ensure that local staff can be flown out of…

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Afghanistan: proposals for evacuating people at risk

(GermanPolicy.com) – Chancellor Angela Merkel regards the Taliban’s takeover of power in Afghanistan as “bitter hours.” In a meeting of the CDU, she described it as important to save the Afghan local forces of the Bundeswehr. There are around 2,500 local employees in addition to…

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7.7 percent more new apartments in the first half of the year

(GermanPolicy.com) – In the first half of the current year, the authorities recorded an increase in permits for the construction of apartments of 7.7 percent. Two-family houses were particularly in demand, with an increase of 37.5 percent. This was announced by the Federal Statistical Office….

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Lindner (FDP) wants to form a coalition with the Union parties

(GermanPolicy.com) – The chairman of the FDP, Christian Lindner, would like to form a coalition with the Union parties after the Federal Election in September instead of entering a so-called traffic light coalition with the Greens and the SPD. “The task of the FDP is…

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Vaccinations to protect against Covid-19 make sense from the age of twelve

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has spoken out in favor of looking at the psychosocial problems of twelve to 17 year olds. The Standing Vaccination Commission, which advises the Federal Government, must protect children and adolescents from the possible consequences,…

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Long Covid: a new widespread disease?

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Minister of Health of the Free State of Bavaria and Chairman of the Conference of Health Ministers, Klaus Holetschek (CSU), has commented on the consequences of the post-Covid syndrome. “I see the risk that this so-called post-Covid syndrome will give us aftershocks.”…

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Posted in Finance Politics

Laschet for less bureaucracy, Scholz for solidarity – both opt for tax relief

(GermanPolicy.com) – The two candidates for the office of Federal Chancellor, from the CDU and the SPD, have affirmed their different positions in tax policy. Armin Laschet (CDU) accused the SPD of endangering the positive economic development in Germany through tax increases. Relief is needed,…

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Constitutional Court: reform of the electoral law for the Bundestag election is valid

(GermanPolicy.com) – The changes that have been made with regard to the Federal Government’s reform of the electoral law remain in place after the Federal Constitutional Court rejected an urgent application from three opposition parties. The FDP, the Left Party and the Greens had filed…

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Posted in Finance Politics

Laschet for extended suspension of bankruptcy filings

(GermanPolicy.com) – The candidate for the office of Federal Chancellor, Armin Laschet (CDU), would like to see the obligation to file for insolvency for companies suspended in the regions affected by the recent flood disaster. The obligation to file for bankruptcy has already been lifted…

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Commemoration of the division of Germany

(GermanPolicy.com) – Several events took place in Berlin on Friday commemorating the construction of the Wall some 60 years ago. Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said at the central ceremony that the border fortifications had become a sign of injustice. The 155 kilometer long Berlin Wall…

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Posted in Finance Politics

Unconditional basic income cannot be financed

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the Scientific Advisory Board at the Federal Ministry of Finance, an unconditional basic income would not be financially feasible. If all German citizens were to receive funds at the subsistence level, the monthly basic income would have to be 1,208 Euros…

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Hofreiter (Greens): SPD election program leads “into the climate crisis”

(GermanPolicy.com) – The leader of the Greens in the German Bundestag, Anton Hofreiter, has criticized the SPD candidate for Chancellor, Olaf Scholz (SPD), for the latter’s ideas on climate protection. Hofreiter accused Scholz of “total non-credibility.” As a minister, Scholz had constantly been blocking with…

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More women will move up in corporate management

(GermanPolicy.com) – According to the so-called Second Management Positions Act, more women than before are to work in top positions in large companies. This is a milestone, said Minister for Women Christine Lambrecht (SPD). Highly qualified women could now move up to top management more…

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Germany and Saudi Arabia to cooperate in the field of hydrogen production

(GermanPolicy.com) – Germany and Saudi Arabia want to work together as to hydrogen production. The Cabinet of the Kingdom has approved a letter of intent to this end. As Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, explained, the company is looking for buyers in key…

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