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Spiegel
6 months ago
Germany news

Germany's Role in the Middle East: Foreign Minister Baerbock Sees an Opening for Mediation

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock believes Germany can play a key role as a mediator in the Middle East.
Since the eruption of violence triggered by the Hamas terror attack in October, Baerbock has been preoccupied with the situation in the region. [ more ]
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www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Germany news

German farmers block roads with tractors in protest over cuts to vehicle tax subsidies Europe live

Farmers in Germany are protesting against the government's cut of vehicle tax subsidies and farming vehicle tax breaks.
The protests have led to widespread strikes and blockades on roads and railways across the country. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany politics

German farmers arrive in Berlin for protest DW 01/08/2024

Farmers are protesting against Germany's government plans to cut agricultural subsidies.
Traffic disruptions are expected in various parts of the country due to the demonstrations. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany politics

Mob of German farmers accost top Green as protests escalate

Farmers in Germany are protesting against tax hikes by blocking the Greens Economy Minister from disembarking from a ferry.
The incident highlights growing discontent and political tensions over spending cuts proposed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz's coalition amid the country's budget crisis. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Why is Germany's economy struggling and can the government fix it?

German railway staff, lorry drivers, and farmers are threatening to strike in nationwide protests over various grievances.
Germany's economy is suffering due to a mix of short-term and structural problems, including a weaker Chinese economy and an aging population. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany politics

German government backtracks on tax hikes for farmers following protests

Germany's ruling coalition backtracks on proposal to cut tax privileges for farmers after protests.
Government will phase out tax breaks on diesel fuel for farmers gradually and waive tax increases for agricultural vehicles. [ more ]
POLITICO
7 months ago
Germany politics

German farmers reignite Berlin's budget crisis

German farmers protest plan to remove tax privileges
Government compromise on budget faces challenges [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Germany news

German farmers block roads with tractors in protest over cuts to vehicle tax subsidies Europe live

Farmers in Germany are protesting against the government's cut of vehicle tax subsidies and farming vehicle tax breaks.
The protests have led to widespread strikes and blockades on roads and railways across the country. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany politics

German farmers arrive in Berlin for protest DW 01/08/2024

Farmers are protesting against Germany's government plans to cut agricultural subsidies.
Traffic disruptions are expected in various parts of the country due to the demonstrations. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany politics

Mob of German farmers accost top Green as protests escalate

Farmers in Germany are protesting against tax hikes by blocking the Greens Economy Minister from disembarking from a ferry.
The incident highlights growing discontent and political tensions over spending cuts proposed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz's coalition amid the country's budget crisis. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Why is Germany's economy struggling and can the government fix it?

German railway staff, lorry drivers, and farmers are threatening to strike in nationwide protests over various grievances.
Germany's economy is suffering due to a mix of short-term and structural problems, including a weaker Chinese economy and an aging population. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany politics

German government backtracks on tax hikes for farmers following protests

Germany's ruling coalition backtracks on proposal to cut tax privileges for farmers after protests.
Government will phase out tax breaks on diesel fuel for farmers gradually and waive tax increases for agricultural vehicles. [ more ]
POLITICO
7 months ago
Germany politics

German farmers reignite Berlin's budget crisis

German farmers protest plan to remove tax privileges
Government compromise on budget faces challenges [ more ]
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London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Russia suspected of spying on 'German military training areas with drones'

Russian drones are targeting German airbases and military training areas where Ukrainian forces are training on advanced hardware
German authorities have concerns over potential espionage [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Nikki Iles & NDR Bigband - 'Face to Face'

Face to Face is considered one of the best jazz albums of 2023
The album was recorded 'live' in the studio with no overdubs or effects [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Why is Germany so viciously anti-Palestinian?

Germany's support for Israel is being used to justify anti-immigration policies and downplay anti-Semitism.
The German government has provided political and diplomatic support for Israel and facilitated arms exports for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Europe news

Is the West holding back Ukraine's rightful self-defense? DW 01/06/2024

Germany is facing calls to supply Ukraine with Taurus cruise missiles to disrupt Russian supply lines.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz is opposed to supplying Kyiv with Taurus, citing increased risk of escalation and German involvement in the war. [ more ]
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www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Environment

Germany's CO2 emissions just fell to their lowest point in 7 decades, new data shows

Germany's carbon dioxide emissions dropped to their lowest level in seven decades due to a decline in coal use and economic pressures on energy-intensive industries.
Renewable energy made up more than half of Germany's energy production in 2023, with coal-fired electricity declining and nuclear power accounting for a small percentage. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Environment

Germany's emissions hit 70-year low as it reduces reliance on coal

Germany's emissions hit a 70-year low in 2023, largely due to a decrease in coal power generation and a decline in production by energy-intensive industries.
Renewable energy sources accounted for more than 50% of Germany's electricity generation in 2023, bringing the country closer to its target of producing 80% of its electricity from wind and solar by 2030. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Environment

Germany's CO2 emissions are at their lowest in 7 decades, study shows

Germany's carbon dioxide emissions dropped to their lowest level in seven decades as coal use declined and economic pressures weighed down energy-intensive industries.
Renewable energy sources accounted for more than half of Germany's energy production in 2023, while coal-fired electricity production dropped to its lowest level since the 1960s.
The reduction in emissions was also attributed to a drop in electricity demand, increased imports from neighboring countries, and decreased production by energy-intensive companies due to economic weakness. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Environment

Germany 2023 emissions lowest in 70 years: study DW 01/04/2024

Germany emitted its lowest amount of carbon dioxide in 70 years, with a decrease of 73 million tons from 2022.
The decline in emissions was driven by an increase in renewable energy production, a drop in coal-fired electricity, and scaled-down production by energy-intensive manufacturers. [ more ]
www.fastcompany.com
6 months ago
Environment

Germany's CO2 emissions just fell to their lowest point in 7 decades, new data shows

Germany's carbon dioxide emissions dropped to their lowest level in seven decades due to a decline in coal use and economic pressures on energy-intensive industries.
Renewable energy made up more than half of Germany's energy production in 2023, with coal-fired electricity declining and nuclear power accounting for a small percentage. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Environment

Germany's emissions hit 70-year low as it reduces reliance on coal

Germany's emissions hit a 70-year low in 2023, largely due to a decrease in coal power generation and a decline in production by energy-intensive industries.
Renewable energy sources accounted for more than 50% of Germany's electricity generation in 2023, bringing the country closer to its target of producing 80% of its electricity from wind and solar by 2030. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
Environment

Germany's CO2 emissions are at their lowest in 7 decades, study shows

Germany's carbon dioxide emissions dropped to their lowest level in seven decades as coal use declined and economic pressures weighed down energy-intensive industries.
Renewable energy sources accounted for more than half of Germany's energy production in 2023, while coal-fired electricity production dropped to its lowest level since the 1960s.
The reduction in emissions was also attributed to a drop in electricity demand, increased imports from neighboring countries, and decreased production by energy-intensive companies due to economic weakness. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Environment

Germany 2023 emissions lowest in 70 years: study DW 01/04/2024

Germany emitted its lowest amount of carbon dioxide in 70 years, with a decrease of 73 million tons from 2022.
The decline in emissions was driven by an increase in renewable energy production, a drop in coal-fired electricity, and scaled-down production by energy-intensive manufacturers. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
Europe news

Eurozone Price Pressures Edged Higher to End the Year

Inflation across the eurozone rose at the end of 2023 due to the expiration of government subsidies for energy costs.
Germany's inflation rate rose at a slower-than-expected rate in December, driven by a statistical quirk related to energy costs.
The core inflation rate, excluding food and energy prices, continued to decline in December. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany news

German teacher fined for comparing COVID shots to Holocaust DW 01/04/2024

A Berlin court fined a teacher for comparing COVID-19 vaccine mandates to the Holocaust.
Trivializing the Holocaust and comparing vaccines to the Holocaust is illegal in Germany. [ more ]
#flood
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany politics

Flood risk in Germany reignites coalition fight over debt rules

Calls to relax debt rules in Germany's ruling coalition due to flood risk
Ruling coalition members disagree on how to deal with floods and provide aid [ more ]
euronews
6 months ago
Europe news

France and Germany seek EU assistance while battling against flooding

France and neighboring countries are offering assistance to Germany and France in response to severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall.
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is providing swift and decisive assistance to the flood-stricken regions of Germany and France, demonstrating unity and solidarity. [ more ]
POLITICO
6 months ago
Germany politics

Flood risk in Germany reignites coalition fight over debt rules

Calls to relax debt rules in Germany's ruling coalition due to flood risk
Ruling coalition members disagree on how to deal with floods and provide aid [ more ]
euronews
6 months ago
Europe news

France and Germany seek EU assistance while battling against flooding

France and neighboring countries are offering assistance to Germany and France in response to severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall.
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism is providing swift and decisive assistance to the flood-stricken regions of Germany and France, demonstrating unity and solidarity. [ more ]
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Bavarian Football Works
6 months ago
Germany politics

Kit Leak: Germany is going bold at Euro 2024 with a pink/purple away kit

Argentina are world champions in 2024, with Germany being 10 years removed from a major trophy.
Germany's leaked away kit is pink and purple, a departure from their traditional green kit. [ more ]
Bavarian Football Works
6 months ago
Graphic design

Kit Leak: New leaks on Germany's home kit for Euro 2024

The leaked home and away kits for Germany in Euro 2024 have received criticism for their departure from the country's usual branding.
The kits feature a white/grey color with black, red, and yellow accents, and the DFB's logo hidden in the design. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany politics

Is Germany's far-right AfD a threat to democracy? DW 01/02/2024

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) has been gaining popularity and success in recent elections, with their latest victory being in a mayoral election in Pirna.
German authorities have classified several branches of the AfD as right-wing extremist, but in some federal states, authorities do not see a problem with the party's rhetoric and links to extremist anti-immigration groups. [ more ]
www.90min.com
6 months ago
Liverpool FC

Germany chief rules out Jurgen Klopp move with revelation of Liverpool manager's salary

DFB vice-president claims it is impossible for Jurgen Klopp to move to the German national team due to his high salary.
Klopp is tied to Liverpool until 2026 and has previously insisted he would not end his contract early unless sacked. [ more ]
www.bavarianfootballworks.com
6 months ago
Bayern Munich

BFW Rewind 2023, #7: The ups and downs of the 2023/24 season

Hansi Flick sacked by Germany after losing to Japan
Opinion on Bayern Munich's handling of Jerome Boateng
Analysis of Harry Kane's involvement at Bayern Munich [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany politics

Germany mulls reintroduction of compulsory military service DW 12/29/2023

The German military falls short of its target number of soldiers despite concerns over conflicts in Europe.
Germany is considering reinstating conscription, inspired by the Swedish model where all young men and women are conscripted but only a select few serve in the military. [ more ]
#doctors-strik
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Public health

German doctors on strike at the height of COVID, flu season DW 12/28/2023

German doctors' offices and clinics are on strike this week to protest government health policies.
The doctors argue that the policies are increasing costs, lowering earnings, and creating more bureaucracy. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Public health

German doctors go on strike as virus season hits DW 12/28/2023

Thousands of Germany's doctors' offices and clinics are on strike this week due to dissatisfaction with the government's health policies.
The doctors' associations argue that the strike is meant to protect patients' well-being in the long term. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Public health

German doctors on strike at the height of COVID, flu season DW 12/28/2023

German doctors' offices and clinics are on strike this week to protest government health policies.
The doctors argue that the policies are increasing costs, lowering earnings, and creating more bureaucracy. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Public health

German doctors go on strike as virus season hits DW 12/28/2023

Thousands of Germany's doctors' offices and clinics are on strike this week due to dissatisfaction with the government's health policies.
The doctors' associations argue that the strike is meant to protect patients' well-being in the long term. [ more ]
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www.dw.com
6 months ago
Cars

German auto industry: Will 2024 mark a turning point? DW 12/29/2023

The market share of electric cars in Germany has grown from 0.02% to 2.08% in the past ten years
Germany's automobile industry is lagging behind in e-mobility [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Germany: AfD a growing threat to democracy, says minister DW 12/28/2023

The interior minister of Thuringia state warns of dangers to democracy as the far-right AfD gains support
The AfD is leading in popularity polls in Thuringia, Saxony, and Brandenburg [ more ]
Stanley Cup of Chowder
6 months ago
Boston Bruins

WJC Day 2 RECAP: Germany stuns Finland!

Slovakia defeats Switzerland 3-0 in a game marked by solid defense and heroics from goalie Adam Gajan.
Germany upsets Finland in a 4-3 classic, exposing Finland's defensive weaknesses and lack of offense. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany news

German police say political failure fuels New Year danger DW 12/28/2023

Officials in Germany are calling for a ban on fireworks following violent scenes during New Year's Eve 2022.
The head of the German police union blames politicians for failing to address the issue. [ more ]
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany news

War in Ukraine sparks German rethink on defense, security DW 12/27/2023

The experts agree: Armed conflict elsewhere will continue to shape life in Germany in the coming year.
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Germany: 2023 set to be warmest year on record DW 12/27/2023

12/27/2023December 27, 2023 This year is expected to be the warmest on record in Germany, with an annual temperature of 10.6 degrees forecast by the German Meteorological Office.
www.dw.com
6 months ago
Germany news

How the war in Ukraine changed Germany DW 12/27/2023

The experts agree: Armed conflict elsewhere will continue to shape life in Germany in the coming year.
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Germany news

Far-right extremists stage rural land grab across Germany

A strategic rural land grab by rightwing extremists is taking place across Germany with the concerted aim of creating communities independent of the state, according to the domestic intelligence agency and government ministries.
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