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Bundestag decides to partially legalize cannabis

(de-news.net) – The German Bundestag has decided to partially legalize cannabis. According to the new legal provisions, adults will in future be allowed to possess 50 grams of the drug for their own use. What is more, the cultivation of three plants in the apartment…

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18 business associations for the Growth Opportunities Act, blocked in the Federal Council

(de-news.net) – A group of 18 business associations have asked the Federal States represented in the Federal Council to end the blockade of the Growth Opportunities Act as soon as possible. The law will relieve the burden on medium-sized companies if it is passed. According…

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FDP: Germany needs an economic “startup package”

(de-news.net) – The FDP has proposed a departure package for the German economy. The nominal gross domestic product in Germany was at 4.46 trillion Euros in 2023. This makes the Federal Republic the third largest economy after the USA and China. However, during a visit…

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Union parties present proposal in support of the German economy

(de-news.net) – The Union parties in the German Bundestag have submitted a twelve-point plan to Chancellor Scholz (SPD) in support the German economy. The proposal contains, among other things, the demand to limit social contributions to 40 percent of gross wages, to give tax advantages…

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FDP for Growth Opportunities Act and abolition of the Solidarity Surcharge for companies

(de-news.net) – The FDP has spoken out in favor of providing additional relief to German companies. The FDP’s budget spokesman in the German Bundestag, Fricke, has specifically put forward a proposal to abolish the Solidarity Surcharge for companies and thus achieve relief of 12 billion…

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AfD debate: warning of a weakening of the economy

(de-news.net) – Federal Defense Minister Pistorius (SPD), who is leading popularity surveys, has spoken out in the discussion about the AfD at this weekend. At a demonstration against right-wing extremism in Osnabrück, he told around 25,000 citizens that the AfD wanted a system change back…

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Germany and Chile chair the new Climate Club

(de-news.net) – Germany has started a new political initiative, and several states, all of them with ambitious climate goals, have joined it: The ‘Climate Club’ was formed during the UN conference in Dubai. At the very start, Chancellor Scholz emphasized that it was crucial to…

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Less bureaucracy, faster planning to be made possible

(de-news.net) – In a wave of measures to reduce bureaucracy and the removal of complicated obligations, up to a hundred duties are to be canceled. This was announced by Federal Chancellor Scholz (SPD) and Federal Economics Minister Habeck (Greens). New laws are to be examined…

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Federal States take part in Germany Pact

(DE-News.net) – At a conference that will be held in the city of Wilhelmshafen, the German Federal States want to talk to the Federal Chancellery about the Germany Pact for a modernization that is supposed to be effective in many respects, which the Federal Chancellor…

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CDU not to participate in ‘Germany Pact’

(DE-News.net) – CDU General Secretary Carsten Linnemann has rejected an invitation of Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD). The CDU will not take part in the Germany Pact proposed by the Chancellor. After examination, it was concluded that there was nothing new in the project – even…

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Government-Opposition: Scholz proposes ‘Germany Pact’

(DE-News.net) – The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz (SPD), wants to talk to the parliamentary group leader of the Union parties in the German Bundestag, Friedrich Merz (CDU), about his proposed ‘Germany Pact.’ Scholz had previously proposed the pact in a general debate in the German…

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EU agreement on a stricter asylum system

(GermanPolicy.com) – The EU states have agreed on a reform project with regard to the common asylum system. The reforms significantly tighten recognition procedures. At a meeting of EU interior ministers, a sufficient number of countries voted in favor of the proposed changes. Migrants with…

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Kretschmer, Prien: working together to reform the German asylum law

(GermanPolicy.com) – Karin Prien, one of the deputy chairs of the CDU, has called for a factual discussion about how to proceed in view of the significantly increasing number of refugees and asylum seekers in Germany – “before social cohesion threatens to go up in…

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Kretschmer opts for a securitization of the EU’s external borders

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Saxon Prime Minister, Kretschmer (CDU), has criticized the fact that the number of refugees has increased to such an extent that the municipalities have reached the limits of their capacity. He also suggested securing the EU’s external borders in Bulgaria, according to…

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Calls for easier returns of illegal migrants

(GermanPolicy.com) – The Federal States have called for easier deportations of people who do not have the right to stay in Germany. According to a decision by the Prime Ministers’ Conference, the Federal Government should seek appropriate contracts with the countries of origin of the…

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Refugee costs will be renegotiated in May

(GermanPolicy.com) – On Thursday, Chancellor Scholz and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States discussed the distribution of refugees in Germany and the costs involved. Lower Saxony is currently presiding over the Prime Ministers’ Conference. As a spokeswoman for the Lower Saxony State Government announced,…

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Germany ticket: Bund bears half of the costs

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has decided that half the cost of the ticket, also known as the ’49-Euro-Ticket’ – now officially called the ‘Germany ticket,’ can be covered by the Federal Government. The ticket permits travelers to use local and regional transport – bus…

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Compulsory tests when visiting health establishments discontinued from 1 March

(GermanPolicy.com) – Protective measures against the Corona pandemic still apply in health and care facilities. This will see a change from March: visitors to the facilities will no longer have to submit tests. However, they will still be required to wear masks, until further notice….

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Scholz rejects changes in budgetary policy

(GermanPolicy.com) – German Chancellor Scholz (SPD) has rejected a change in budgetary policy with reference to the coalition agreement. This comes after Federal Economics Minister Habeck (Greens) and Federal Finance Minister Lindner (FDP) had taken different positions. Budgetary policy, tax policy, and social projects are…

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Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty Celebrated in Paris

(GermanPolicy.com) – On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the friendship treaty between France and Germany – once signed between President de Gaulle and Chancellor Adenauer – the current French President Macron and German Chancellor Scholz announced last weekend that they want to drive…

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Bundestag approves budget

(GermanPolicy.com) – The German Bundestag has passed the budget for the current year, with a borrowing of almost 139 billion Euros. The special editions total almost 100 billion Euros. In order to allow for the budget, the debt brake, enshrined in the Basic Law, was…

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