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Also successful in front of goal: Leipzig’s defender Dayot Upamecano (left) in the game against Hertha

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RB Leipzig’s offensive series has often been the focus of attention since the beginning of this season. The regained director Emil Forsberg, striker Yussuf Poulsen, who now even scores dream goals, and most recently Angeliño, who has been transformed into a winger, made the headlines. In the 2: 1 (1: 1) work victory of the league leaders against Hertha BSC on Saturday, however, two pure defenders decided the game with their offensive actions. Before the Champions League appearance of the Leipzig team on Wednesday at Old Trafford against Manchester United (9 p.m.) an important indication for coach Julian Nagelsmann that he can spare his top performers and that the team still does the mandatory tasks solidly. Eight different players have already entered the list of goalscorers in the post-Timo Werner era – new Leipzig variability.

Only a few minutes after Herthas Jhon Cordoba’s opening goal with a perfectly staged counterattack (8th), Dayot Upamecano struck back. First, the massive French hit the ball a little unmotivated and hastily into the center of the box – half pass, half shot. But when the ball bounced back on him, he took his second chance. He irresistibly pulled the ball close to his foot against three Berliners in the five-meter space and shot it with all his force into the goal. Upamecano’s quick equalization (11th) is a rarity, because it was his first goal since May 2018 – at the 6-2 in Berlin. The defensive giant has only scored four goals for grass ball sport. Hard to believe with his physical presence and class.

Coach Julian Nagelsmann used the goal to spur the French international on. “It is well known that he is one of the top players in Europe in his position,” said the coach. Against Hertha he was one of the best on the field, won many duels, ran Cordoba, Matheus Cunha and Dodi Lukebakio from the balls at over 35 km / h and only could not fill the holes with 0: 1. “But what sets him apart from Virgil van Dijk,” said Nagelsmann, “that he reliably scores five or six goals this season and is incredibly dangerous”. By comparing it with the best defender in the world, the ambitious Leipzig head coach set the bar pretty high for the highly talented Upamecano.

But even the man with roots in Guinea-Bissau is “greedy” to add more goal danger to his game. Above all, the head of the buffalo is said to be more dangerous among the “bulls”. Nagelsmann reported that he was “working hard” on the timing during training. In addition, the RB team continues to work on the quality of the flanks and standards. “If he still takes his chances now, he’s even more valuable to us than he already is,” said Nagelsmann.

And Upamecano’s experienced neighbor Willi Orban is always good for a handful of hits per season. Against the Berlin team, he headed the crossbar in front of Upamecano’s goal and took out the penalty kick, which captain Marcel Sabitzer converted to the winning goal on his comeback (77th). The storming man-decker Orban had swapped roles with Cordoba and was pushed into the Berlin penalty area, so that the defending attacker Cordoba could only fall awkwardly from behind on the Hungarian international. For this run, Orban, who was not particularly fast, but was strong in headers and battles, received an extra praise from Nagelsmann.

After the hard flash dismissal against Deyovaisio Zeefuik, who had only been on the field for four and a half minutes when he saw yellow-red after two fouls on Christopher Nkunku (50th), the game for the initially counter-strong and robust Herthaner was gone. Except for coach Bruno Labbadia, who, after receiving a yellow card, imposed himself not to say anything about referee Tobias Stieler, the Herthaners worked on the referee. Keeper Alexander Schwolow spoke of a “clear wrong decision”. And manager Michael Preetz found that the referee had “put himself above the game”. “If fouls were whistled,” said Preetz, “then always against Hertha BSC”. There were 22 free kicks for RB, eleven times Stieler whistled for the Herthaners, whose game concept, however, includes disrupting the opponent’s rhythm with many small fouls. After four defeats in a row and 15th place in the table, the boom at Hertha now hangs mightily wrong. The pressure on Labbadia, who was “very disappointed” and had speculated on “more than one point”, is growing.


Champions League: BVB defeat against Lazio Rome, RB Leipzig wins

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BVB makes a false start in the Champions League

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Broken faces at Marco Reus (left) and Erling Haaland – BVB loses the Champions League opener against Lazio Rome


BVB loses the first game of the new Champions League season. Borussia conceded a deserved defeat at Lazio because of a weak defense. RB Leipzig wins confidently against the supposedly weakest opponent in the preliminary round.

Dhe BVB has made a false start to the new Champions League season. Lucien Favre’s team lost 1: 3 (0: 2) at Lazio. “We slept through the first half completely. This is actually inexplicable. Of course, that is not our aim. We missed everything completely today. That is of course bad in the Champions League, “said BVB captain Marco Reus on TV channel Sky.

Former Dortmund’s Ciro Immobile brought Lazio into the lead in the sixth minute after a bad pass from Borussia’s Meunier. Luis Felipe headed a 2-0 for Rome after a corner (23). Since Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz touched the ball unhappily, the hit was counted as the Swiss’s own goal.

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After the break, BVB drew hope again after Erling Haaland’s goal (71), but only five minutes later Jean-Daniel Akpa-Akpro made the decision 3-1.

“I haven’t seen much good. We all have to defend together, we did that badly. The first goal for Lazio was a gift from us. I am very disappointed, ”said Favre.

Leipzig – Basaksehir 2:0

RB Leipzig won the start of the Champions League without any problems. Julian Nagelsmann’s team won the Turkish champions Basaksehir 2-0 (2-0). The success was never jeopardized. Angelino made the decision early with a double strike (16./20.).

Champions League RB Leipzig - Istanbul Basaksehir

Leipzig celebrates a successful start to the Champions League season

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After the break, RB managed the lead and did nothing more than necessary against the harmless team from Istanbul. It was enough for a perfect start to the Champions League season. “This is a great result, even if the second half wasn’t that good,” said Angelino on the DAZN streaming service. “The most important thing is that we won. We have to improve and play better. ”The next two games are likely to be much more difficult, because then Manchester United and Paris St. Germain are waiting for the Saxons.

The other results

St. Petersburg 1-2 Bruges

Kiew – Juventus Turin 0: 2

Paris St. Germain – Manchester United 1:2

FC Chelsea – FC Sevilla 0:0

Rennes – Krasnodar 1:1

FC Barcelona – Ferencvaros Budapest 5:1


Leipzig abbreviation with a worldwide reputation (

The successful Leipzig handball players have been doing the best advertising for the SC DHfK for years.

Foto: imago images/Beautiful Sports

There will be plenty of discussion material between nostalgia and current concerns about the coaching profession in German competitive sport this Thursday in the Leipzig Ratskeller. Since the beginning of the new millennium, former professors, scientists and employees have met every year on October 22nd in the bar in the New Town Hall to commemorate the founding of the German University for Physical Culture and Sport (DHfK), where they taught, researched, worked and studied. This time the group of alumni is celebrating the 70th birthday of the university – and at the same time will commemorate its end 30 years ago, which was sealed by the Saxon state government under CDU Prime Minister Kurt Biedenkopf. “There is no great official part”, Karsten Schumann outlines the framework of the event. “It’s more of a private get-together to exchange ideas and remember times together.”

From DHfK to DFB and FC Bayern

The 57-year-old, one of the last DHfK graduates and co-author of a chronicle about the university, has mixed feelings about it. In retrospect, he is grateful for a first-class education. “It was a world-renowned institution, this diploma was a seal of quality,” reports Schumann, who after the fall of the Wall worked for Matthias Sammer for more than ten years in his functions as sports director of the German Football Association (DFB) and sports director FC Bayern Munich was active. Today Karsten Schumann works as a freelance lecturer, including a professorship at a private university.

For the international impact of the DHfK alone, around 2000 participants from 90 nations take part in the courses under the heading of “Olympic solidarity”, who have been trained there to become specialists in the field of sport. Nationally, the DHfK was regarded as a university with a “universal concept” that trained world champions and Olympic champions, even in the smallest sports and disciplines: trainers and officials for all levels as well as specialists for all subject areas of GDR sports, even up to Segments of leisure and recreational sports.

Karsten Schumann (right), one of the last DHfK graduates, was assistant and advisor to sports director Matthias Sammer at both FC Bayern and DFB.

Karsten Schumann (right), one of the last DHfK graduates, was assistant and advisor to sports director Matthias Sammer at both FC Bayern and DFB.

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Notorious unit FKS

When the institution was founded in 1950, ten teachers taught a total of 96 students, and in September 1953 the first 296 distance students were added. Seven years later there were already 2515 students, almost half of them in distance learning. There were seven branch offices – in Rostock, Berlin, Magdeburg, Cottbus, Dresden, Karl-Marx-Stadt and Erfurt as well as six consultation centers in Schwerin, Potsdam, Neubrandenburg, Frankfurt (Oder), Oberhof and Jena. Also the Research Institute for Physical Culture and Sport (FKS), which has been developed from the DHfK since the late 1960s as a result of the concentration on competitive sport and then worked as an independent, well-sealed, secret and also notorious unit. There was also intensive work on doping substances and methods. The first students enrolled at the Institute for Physical Education at the Humboldt University in Berlin after the Second World War certainly did not think of such a complex development when they set the ball rolling for the Leipzig Sports University in February 1949.

Unique competitive sports concept

With a view to the present and future of all-German competitive sport, Karsten Schumann assesses the DHfK-Aus rather soberly. The sports scientist with a doctorate is neither inspired by the status of “aD” at his former university, which might at some point be switched back from “out of service” to “active on the net”, nor does he consider such a scenario to be contemporary or sensible. »The DHfK as an institution was embedded in a historically unique competitive sport concept. In addition, this name is inextricably linked with a comprehensive interdisciplinary concept. Without this, a new establishment would damage the name under different social framework conditions. «DHfK graduate Lutz Nordmann does not believe in a renaissance of this former East German institution. The 63-year-old is now director of the coaching academy of the German Olympic Sports Association in Cologne. Most recently, before the fall of the Berlin University of Applied Sciences, almost 400 direct and distance learning students were enrolled per year, says Nordmann and asks: “Where do we want to go today with so many graduates?” He gives the answer himself: “For that such a university would be completely oversized today. The conditions in top-class sport today cannot be compared with back then. “

As a former sports director of the German Hockey Association, Nordmann is well aware of the value of high-class coaching training. Especially now, when the most important partners of the athletes are facing enormous upheavals and a generation change. The important topic of coaches, their training, recruitment and social security can be described as a “major construction site” in today’s top-class German sport. In Saxony, for example, currently more than a quarter of the 161 state-financed trainers are older than 55 years. In the entire German sports system, almost half of the nearly 3,500 federal and state trainers financed by the federal government, the federal states or the Bundeswehr are over 50 years old. According to Nordmann, an average of 120 coaches would have to be replaced every year in order to cope with the age transition.

But where do you get so much and urgently needed specialist staff from? “To do this, organized sport would have to invite technical colleges or universities, for example, or also increasingly involve regional partners. It’s a difficult, rocky process, ”emphasizes Nordmann. His trainer academy in Cologne with only 30 graduates per year cannot possibly achieve this, it is more than a size too small for the needs of competitive sports practice. The DHfK, according to its earlier dimensions, would in turn be clearly under-challenged with this need and a few sizes too big. “A structure somewhere in between might make sense,” says Karsten Schumann. “But please not under the abbreviation DHfK.”

The name lives on in great diversity

The once world-famous abbreviation lives on in the sports club DHfK Leipzig eV, which saw the light of day on September 20, 1954. With almost 6500 members, it is currently number four among the 4453 sports clubs in the Free State of Saxony. The SC DHfK unites 18 departments under one roof – including the Bundesliga handball players, who have been developing excellently for years and who were able to consolidate their top position in the table with a home win against Göppingen this Thursday. But children’s sports, fitness and health are also very important. And with branches such as floorball, fin swimming, inline skating or synchronized swimming, the club continues to promote sport in all its diversity – following the example of the university that opened in 1950 and closed in 1990.


Protection of the Constitution in Saxony: Observe the right wing with a legally secure approach

The Saxon Office for the Protection of the Constitution collected data on AfD MPs. It was said at first that it was illegal. But it is obviously not that clear.

Had to go because of the AfD data collection: Gordian Meyer-Plath Foto: Ralph Koehler/propicture

DRESDEN taz | In Saxony, there is still a dispute about the handling of the fact that the Saxon constitutional protection has collected publicly available data on AfD members of the state parliament. At the beginning of July, the President of the State Office Gordian Meyer-Plath was replaced by his supervisor in the Ministry of the Interior, Dirk-Martin Christian. It is illegal to collect the data, so the allegation. Allegations that were probably at least partially wrongly raised, as indications from the Parliamentary Control Commission (PKK) of the state parliament now indicate.

“The examination of the legality of the storage of MPs’ data” is “an ongoing process that has not yet been completed,” LfV spokeswoman Patricia Vernhold said on request. But even the AfD parliamentary group has still not filed its loudly announced complaint against its observation after almost four months. The AfD, otherwise never embarrassed, does not answer questions about the reasons for this delay.

In other groups it is suspected that the AfD does not want to risk the public naming of suspicious people, which is likely in the case of a lawsuit. The alleged Saxon observation affair had also acquired particular importance because of the observation of the right wing “wing” of the AfD by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. The “wing”, which has now formally dissolved, has a particularly large number of supporters in Saxony.

It was not until the beginning of October that the state office classified the Dresden judge and member of the Bundestag Jens Maier as right-wing extremist. The main reason for the delays is likely to be the interpretable legal situation. It is only unambiguous when using intelligence services, which, according to the Saxon constitutional protection law, the state parliament president must agree to. The PKK stated in September that no such secret service observation of AfD MPs took place. Only public statements and activities were collected.

Still other AfDler in the sights?

But that was also the case with today’s Thuringian Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left), who had successfully sued against his long-term observation during his time as a member of the Bundestag until 2009. According to the Federal Constitutional Court at the time, this violated the high value of the free exercise of mandate. Monitoring is only justified in individual cases if a mandate holder is “actively and aggressively” fighting the free-democratic basic order.

The Saxon Ministry of the Interior and the authority of the data protection officer Andreas Schurig tend to orientate themselves on this current case law of the constitutional court. The only specific guideline issued by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution on dealing with members of parliament is only intended for official use and is not publicly available.

The Saxon State Office only took over him when the new President took office. It therefore depends on the justification to what extent such a data collection serves to ward off anti-constitutional efforts.

“For a legally viable assessment, you need sufficient analytical expertise,” says Valentin Lippmann, who is a member of the five-member PKK for the Greens. There was a lack of that. The PKK, which is bound to secrecy, also announced that such legally secure records could now be provided for some AfD MPs and not for others – and that other MPs were targeted during the examination. Perhaps that is why the AfD has lost its lust for complaint. The PKK wants to make a final statement in November.


Victory, defeat and a promise (

Lucien Favre is usually a very level-headed man in all the wild waters of life. This desolate and mysteriously defenseless appearance on Tuesday evening also made the Borussia Dortmund coach run out of skin. “We weren’t there at all,” Favre complained after BVB’s 3-1 (0-2) at the start of the Champions League at Lazio Rome, before the police escort went to the airport at midnight: “You have to defend, run absent. That was bad. Many weren’t good. “

The mood in Leipzig was completely different, namely much better. RB trainer Julian Nagelsmann lovingly stroked little Angelino’s bald head with both hands and grinned a little mischievously. After the 2-0 (2-0) win against Istanbul Basaksehir, he thanked the double goal scorer in a special way. The Spaniard had Leipzig not only secured the important victory at the start in the hammer group H, in which Manchester United won the parallel match 2-1 (1-0) at Paris Saint-Germain, he also showed unexpected striker qualities.

They were also relieved in Munich. After a positive test for the corona virus in offensive player Serge Gnabry was made public on Tuesday, Uefa allowed the kick-off for Bayern’s duel with Atlético Madrid in the evening on Wednesday after enough new negative test results from the team. According to the Uefa corona protocol, at least 13 players including a goalkeeper must be available for this. “The game is going as planned,” said a spokesman for the European Football Association in the afternoon.

On the other hand, BVB is sobered after the first international endurance test – and that in the week before the Revier derby against Schalke 04 next Saturday. “If we do this, it won’t work. It’s going to be a completely different fight, ”said licensed player boss Sebastian Kehl. Players out of shape, no impact in the duels, hesitant, much too tame demeanor: The highly talented were boiled off by Lazio and the former Dortmund transfer flop Ciro Immobile, who took sweet revenge after five years. “You shouldn’t present yourself like that,” said Kehl, “that was really desolate.” As after the 2-0 defeat at FC Augsburg, the Dortmund officials had no real explanation for such a drop in performance for the second time in the young season. It is this kind of title-preventing defeat that has plagued BVB for years – against physically strong teams that play with determination. “We missed everything,” said Marco Reus, frustrated before the flight home. The mentality debate that flares up every year is already peeking around the corner.

There can be no question of that in Leipzig. Especially the 1.71 meter small whirlwind Angelino played big and delighted fans and coaches alike. “He embodies a player I love because he is able to play several positions,” said Nagelsmann. The loan player from Manchester City was recently noticed in the Bundesliga with two headed goals. He has a special mentality, said Nagelsmann: “This is a player who always wants to win, like such a playful child.” Angelino benefited from the fact that he played further ahead. “We worked a lot on that,” said the left foot. At 1-0 he put the ball in front of himself with the heel and completed the turn. “It’s going to be world class,” enthused Nagelsmann.

For team-mate Yussuf Poulsen, Angelino is not yet considered a center forward, “but he is a winger,” said the Dane. Allegedly, a purchase obligation for the flexible footballer should take effect after twelve missions. “There is a possibility that he will stay with us longer,” suggested Leipzig’s sports director Markus Krösche. For the next appearance at Manchester United, Nagelsmann then asked for a further increase. This is essential for Dortmund against Schalke and then Zenit St. Petersburg. SID / nd


»Stasi practices« no termination (

Regulate separately the parking space in front of the house

Photo: dpa / Christophe Gateau

The utterance “In general, the methods of the [Vermieterin] an Stasi practices… «justifies neither immediate nor ordinary termination against the background of surveillance measures that the landlord has carried out in violation of the tenant’s personal rights (Landgericht Berlin, Az. 67 S 369/18).

Parking space termination

The parties establish a rental agreement for a car parking space that is independent of the existence of the residential rental agreement and can be terminated separately if they regulate the rental in a separate rental agreement document (Landgericht Berlin, Az. 67 S 192/19 (2)).

Dog care

If the tenant offers dog care for a fee via a social media platform – here Facebook – the offer as such does not justify a termination of the rental contract if the care takes place exclusively outside the apartment. If the landlord claims that the care also takes place inside the apartment, he is required to provide evidence (Landgericht Leipzig, Az. 02 S 401/19).

Unapproved attitude

If the tenant needs a permit from the landlord to keep a dog and would have a right to this, but does not endeavor to obtain it, the landlord cannot terminate the contract because of the unauthorized keeping of the dog if this was initially tolerated over a longer period of time and it was not disruptions occurred (Regional Court Leipzig, Az. 02 S 401/19).

Tenant newspaper August 2020


Federal prosecutor investigates after knife attack in Dresden

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The entrance to the building of the Federal Prosecutor’s Office at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe. Because of suspicion of terrorism, the authority takes over the investigation into the Dresden knife attack.

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Dresden After the arrest of a Syrian suspect, the federal prosecutor’s office took over the investigation into the knife attack on two tourists in Dresden. The investigators assume that the act on October 4th, which one of the attacked men did not survive, had a radical Islamist background, as a spokesman for the authority told the German press agency in Karlsruhe on Wednesday.

In the act, a 55-year-old from Krefeld was attacked in Dresden’s old town and seriously injured. The man later died in the hospital. His 53-year-old companion from Cologne survived the attack. Based on the scene of the crime, the police had set up a special commission with 29 officers under the name “Schloßstraße”.

The suspect arrested on Tuesday has now been issued with an arrest warrant for murder, attempted murder and dangerous bodily harm.

The man, who has been tolerated in Germany since 2015, has a significant criminal record, according to the authorities. In November 2018, for example, he was sentenced to a youth penalty of two years and nine months by the Dresden Higher Regional Court, among other things for soliciting members or supporters of a terrorist organization abroad, obtaining instructions on how to commit a serious act of violence that is dangerous to the state, assault and threats.

According to the authorities, this penalty was then included in another conviction by the Leipzig District Court in 2019 for assault on law enforcement officers and bodily harm. The accused had to serve this youth sentence in full. He was only released from the Regis-Breitingen juvenile prison on September 29, 2020. It was said that he was under management supervision. The Syrian is currently in possession of a Duldung under the Residence Act.

The accused was arrested on Tuesday evening. The motive and background of the attack on October 4th were initially unclear. The 20-year-old did not give any information to the investigating judge, it said.

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Dynamo Dresden loses Sachsenderby against Zwickau

Third division football team FSV Zwickau surprisingly won the Saxon season at Dynamo Dresden on Tuesday evening. The team of coach Joe Enochs prevailed in front of only 999 spectators in the Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion with 2: 1 (2: 1) due to corona. Philipp Hosiner brought the promotion favorite Dynamo into the lead early on, but the joy lasted only for a short time. Because Marco Schikora and Leon Jensen turned the game for West Saxony.


Ideas for the post-coal era (

And facing the future: Workers at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Schwarze Pumpe combine in August 1955

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In the Schwarze Pump industrial park on the Brandenburg-Saxon state border, Lausitz is to receive a boost in innovation. On this Monday, in the presence of Saxony’s Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU), the “Dock³ Lausitz – Competence Center for Founders and Businesses” will be opened in the Saxon part of the traditional energy location. The municipality of Schwarze Pump itself is part of the Brandenburg town of Spremberg (Spree-Neisse). According to nd information, the state of Brandenburg will be represented by its Lausitz representative, Klaus Freitag. The construction of the center was completed in June, 15 months after the start of planning. In addition to numerous Brandenburg project partners, the Free State of Saxony and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy contributed to the construction costs of 7.8 million euros.

The center contains office and conference rooms, a co-working space and a flexible workshop. The building owner of Dock³ Lausitz is the Zweckverband Industriepark Schwarze Pump, which in turn has been commissioned with the operation of the business development and project management company ASG Spremberg. ASG – that stands for settling, strengthening, operating. “In the Schwarze Pump industrial park, the location of Dock3 Lausitz, companies are already working on future-oriented topics such as sustainable energy management, sector coupling, 5G, autonomous driving, sensor applications, hydrogen applications and industrial water,” says the new center’s website. The Dock³ should be a building block in the course of structural change in the Lausitz. In an industry-related environment, founders and companies could work on new ideas and business areas as well as innovative products and technologies.

Project manager Michaela Nuck welcomed the first tenants to the handover in June and recruited them: »The proximity to the industrial park with over 120 companies and the know-how of the ASG business development agency are the most important location advantages of Dock3. We want to promote founders here and bundle and keep innovations in the region. “

Black Pump, with the former gas combine and around 40,000 employees, the most important location for the lignite processing industry in the GDR era, is still one of the largest industrial areas in East Germany. Around 125 companies with a total of 5,100 employees have now settled on the 720 hectare site of the industrial park – and a mix of industries, from power generation to steel construction, paper production, electrical engineering, the plastics and chemical industries to logistics. Lausitz Energie Bergbau AG is represented here as well as Siemens, the plant manufacturer Actemium BEA, Knauf Deutsche Gipswerke, Dunapack Spremberg or Veolia Umweltservice Ost. And the industrial park continues to grow. In 2023/24, for example, the construction of a demonstration plant for a hydrogen-based storage power plant is to start as one of several projects in the energy sector.

The new competence center is intended to make it much easier for young companies to settle in here. “The combination of office building and factory hall offers the unique opportunity to go beyond the idea phase and to test and implement it in the factory hall”, advertises the operator.

For decades, Lausitz was the heartland of the East German lignite industry. But the coal phase-out agreed by the federal and state governments poses major economic challenges for the region. In Brandenburg, power generation from lignite should be history by 2038. All in all, according to trade union information, around 8,000 jobs are directly affected in opencast mining here and in neighboring Saxony and a further 12,000 indirectly in the field of electricity generation and at the suppliers.

To accompany the structural change, a special committee of the state parliament was set up in Brandenburg at the end of September under the chairmanship of the Lausitz representative Wolfgang Roick (SPD). In addition, almost two weeks ago, the Lausitz Economic Region Cooperation Group started its work on shaping structural change. As State Chancellor Kathrin Schneider (SPD) announced on this occasion, an overall concept should complement major projects already underway, such as the railway works in Cottbus and medical training in Lusatia. The implementation of the Structural Strengthening Act will be supported from November 1st by the opening of a Lausitz office of the Brandenburg State Investment Bank in Cottbus.


Vacation in the GDR: How old travel guides show the country

“Due to its geographical location, our republic is the intersection of major tourist connections in Europe. Travelers often want to get to know this peace state and its people better.” “Every tourist can be assured of being hospitable here, because he is in a country, whose highest political principle is humanism. “

It’s amazing how the GDR advertised itself as a tourist wonderland in travel guides published by state publishers between the 1960s and 1980s. Anyone who reads them and does not know the second German state firsthand could consider it to be cosmopolitan and hospitable, a coveted travel destination in the first league of tourism.