SPD in front of the Union and the Greens, according to the Allensbach survey

Dhe Social Democrats have further increased their popularity. According to the latest survey by the Institute for Demoscopy Allensbach on behalf of the FAZ, if there were to be a federal election now, the SPD would get 27 percent. This is an increase of three points compared to the previous survey. CDU and CSU achieve […]

Russia’s FSB secret service abducts Crimean Tatar leaders

AWhen a dozen masked men beat on the doors and windows of his house at around 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, Nariman Jeljal must have known that he, too, would be fetched. Jeljal is the last leader of the Crimean Tatar minority who still lives on the peninsula after the annexation of Crimea by Russia. […]

Dispute over Nord Stream 2

Dhe Ukraine founded the “Crimean Platform” on Monday, a format with which it intends to keep the unsolved question of the peninsula annexed by Russia open. However, the summit meeting with representatives from around 40 countries was overshadowed by differences over the almost completed Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier […]

Literary critic Karl Heinz Bohrer died in London

Karl Heinz Bohrer died yesterday, Wednesday in London. The temporary head of literature at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, long-time editor of the cultural magazine Merkur and professor of literary studies at Bielefeld University was 88 years old. Patrick Bahners Features correspondent in Cologne and responsible for “humanities”. Bohrer came from Cologne and attended Birklehof boarding […]

Dispute between vaccination commission and Markus Söder escalates

IIn the dispute about the sense of child vaccinations against the coronavirus, the pressure from politicians on the Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) at the Robert Koch Institute has recently increased. Due to a lack of data on possible vaccination risks, the latter refuses to generally recommend vaccination for children. After Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder […]

Church tax is the most important reason for leaving

Dhe number of officially registered Christians in Germany fell by around 900,000 people last year. As the statistics published on Wednesday by the Protestant and Catholic Churches for 2020 show, the number of Catholics fell by around 400,000 to almost 22.2 million. The Protestant Church put the number of its members at the end of […]

500 euro bonus for corona vaccination?

So Things can change quickly. Until recently, the scarce vaccination doses were the biggest hurdle for the German vaccination campaign – but now, as in other countries, a new question arises: Do enough people want to be vaccinated? The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has set a quota of at least 85 percent as a new […]

Financial supervision reports investor Lars Windhorst

Dhe dazzling life of Lars Windhorst has been enriched by two facets in one day. On the one hand, the investor, who once became famous as the child prodigy of the German economy and then crashed with a personal bankruptcy and a suspended sentence, is in legal trouble again. The financial supervisory authority BaFin has […]

The price of foreclosure in the pandemic

FFor the German Simone Toll, the prospect of a life in sunny Australia sounded quite tempting. But the corona pandemic and the Australian isolationist policy have clouded the joy of emigrating. She has not seen her family in Germany since October 2018. “My parents, although they are fully vaccinated, are not allowed to enter. Although […]