Military tattoo for Angela Merkel

Berlin (dpa) – The German Armed Forces will stage a military tattoo to bid farewell to Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Thursday evening. The outgoing head of government will give a short speech before the ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 7.30 pm. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will be no reception and … Read more

Nato goes into crisis mode

Riga (dpa) – Nato is going into crisis mode over Russian troop movements close to the border with Ukraine. There was very strong support for Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s proposal not only to monitor the situation but also to initiate action, said Heiko Maas (SPD), Germany’s acting foreign minister, at a Nato meeting in the … Read more

EU intends to stand up to China

Brussels (dpa) – In order to expand the EU’s influence in the world, up to 300 billion euros is to be invested in the infrastructure of emerging and developing countries over the next six years. According to a draft project by Ursula von der Leyen’s EU Commission, the money is to be invested primarily in … Read more

Electric car exports rise sharply

Wiesbaden (dpa) – Germany’s car manufacturers shipped significantly fewer vehicles abroad in the third quarter of 2021 than a year earlier due to supply bottlenecks and chip shortages. Cars with combustion engines still accounted for the majority of German passenger car exports in 2021, though the trend was down noticeably. In the three main engine … Read more

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The new government team is taking shape

Berlin (dpa) – Who will have which role in the three-party coalition? The FDP has already announced its government team, and the Greens will follow suit on Thursday. The SPD could take even longer. This is what we already know for sure: Chancellor: The current Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) is to … Read more

Latest coronavirus updates

11.07.2021: Study: Simple window ventilation better than expensive air filters Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, have found in a new study on containing the Covid 19 pandemic and increasing air quality in classrooms that normal window ventilation supported by simple technical aids such as fans and extractor bonnets is … Read more