The proposal—put forward the chair of the German Trade Union Federation—would place rejected asylum seekers on equal footing with unemployed German workers, allowing them to receive 449 euros from the state each month.
These departures mark the 13th and 14th resignations of a minister or chancellor in Austria since the formation of the government in early 2020. The government has ignored the opposition’s demands for new elections.
After losing several German states to the Social-Democrats, the Christian-Democrats of the CDU have won two elections within 8 days. But the real winners are the Green party, who have established themselves as unquestioned kingmakers.
Following a series of scandals surrounding her decisions following the flood in 2021, German Minister of Family and Youth Anne Spiegel reacted to public pressure and resigned from office. She will be succeeded by fellow Green party member and financial expert Lisa Paus.
After a series of scandals, former conservative shooting-star Sebastian Kurz has fallen from grace. But instead of showing personal accountability, he became the latest example of an ex-politician landing softly in advisory boards of multinational companies and NGOs.
The German Agora Institute proposed the introduction of a new car toll to compensate for the loss of tax revenue that will follow the transition from gas to electric vehicles. It is the latest proposal of an institute with strong ties to Germany’s Green lobby.
A series of failures in the prevention of the flood catastrophe of July 2021 cost more than 100 lives in Germany alone. Newly-revealed chats that some high-ranking politicians were more concerned about not being blamed for those failures than about saving lives.
Once Tesla obtains final approval to open the Berlin factory, it plans to roll out 500,000 vehicles per year, including Model Ys which would replace the ones imported from China for sale on the European market.
While Finland has already declared that it is not pursuing a NATO membership, Sweden still remains open to the idea. So long as the possibility remains open in the current international political climate, it undeservedly transplants the Ukrainian struggle for independence onto the Nordic scene.
The new law, the brainchild of the center-right ÖVP and the Greens and opposed by the FPÖ, allows citizens’ vaccination status to be checked by police. Fines for infractions will range from €600 to €3600.
The three parties (SPD, Greens, FDP) that form new Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government have long opposed the current rules, but were hampered by the center-right Union bloc of ex-Chancellor Angela Merkel, which is now in opposition.
In terms of ecology, conservatism is far from a nostalgic fixation. It can feed a profoundly human ecology, testify to a deep love of life, and help develop lasting attachments to a life shaped by the constant search for perfection and harmony.
The Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats announced on Wednesday their plans for Germany’s transition to a green economy and other reforms that effectively mark the end of 16 years of government under Angela Merkel and her CDU. Social Democrat party leader Olaf Scholz is set to head the three-party coalition, along with the Greens and the Free […]