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Climate protection in transport to cost 75 billion

Transport Minister Scheuer wants to make the transport sector more climate-friendly with a billion-euro package. Before a high-level meeting of the government...

ECB raises penalty interest rates and restarts bond-buying programme

Going forward, banks will have to pay 0.5 percent interest if they store money at the central bank. The ECB is also...

State elections in East Germany: a pyrrhic victory over the far...

State elections in the East German states of Saxonia and Brandenburg this Sunday yielded what can only be described as a new...

German forests under siege as droughts, storms, fires and beetle plagues...

Hardly any rain, high temperatures and droughts. Due to the dry weather, whole forests in Germany are dying. It's a race against...

CDU party leader AKK to replace von der Leyen as defense...

Shortly after Ursula von der Leyen's election as the new head of the EU Commission an unexpected successor has already been found...

CDU’s Ursula von der Leyen confirmed as President of the Commission

She is the first woman to head the EU Commission: the European Parliament has elected Ursula von der Leyen as the new...

Vote of no confidence prematurely ends Kurz chancellorship

Austrian Chancellor Kurz and his government have been overthrown by a vote of no confidence. This is a consequence of the "Ibiza...

Suspect confesses murder of Walter Lübcke

In what turns out to be a right-wing extremist political murder case, the key suspect Stephan E. confessed the murder of Walter...

5G licences auctioned for €6.6bn to telco companies

The state is earning much more than expected: around 6.6 billion euros. These are to flow into digitilisation efforts. Deutsche...

Nahles steps down after a year as party leader

The support is no longer there, Andrea Nahles says, and is giving up her position as leader of the Social Democrats. The...