Party conference: “Signal of departure” – Friedrich Merz elected new chairman of the CDU

Friedrich Merz is the new chairman of the CDU. At the virtual federal party conference on Saturday, the 66-year-old was elected the new party leader of the largest opposition party in the Bundestag with 94.6 percent of the valid votes cast. 915 of 983 delegates voted for the economist, 16 abstained. Mario Czaja was elected … Read more

Corona: Vaccinated employees are threatened with the end of continued wages in quarantine

MAccording to a report in the “Bild” newspaper on Thursday, millions of vaccinated workers are threatened with the end of continued wages in the event of a corona quarantine. This is the result of a short report by the Bundestag’s scientific service, which is available to “Bild”. According to this, employees in quarantine who have … Read more

Corona: Omikron makes it lonely around Lauterbach

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Karl Lauterbach: Health Minister has vaccination registers checked

Germany National Impfregister “Giant bureaucracy monster”? – “I’ll have it checked” Status: 9:33 a.m. | Reading time: 3 minutes Karl Lauterbach has vaccination registers checked Health Minister Karl Lauterbach rules out a lockdown over Christmas. In order to know who has already been vaccinated and with what, Lauterbach wants to examine the possibility of a … Read more

Traffic light coalition: “Mr. Habeck will have to deliver”

Live New federal government “Mr. Habeck will have to deliver,” says Luisa Neubauer Status: 9:24 a.m. | Reading time: 4 minutes These are the expectations of the new federal government Olaf Scholz wants to change Germany with his traffic light. Affordable housing, lower gasoline prices and more climate protection – Germans have high expectations. However, … Read more

Bundestag live: election for the new Federal Chancellor is underway – politics

Home Political Germany Federal government December 8, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Federal government : Germany gets a new chancellor A historic day: Angela Merkel’s term of office ends after 16 years. Olaf Scholz’s successor is being elected in the Bundestag, and the new ministers will also be sworn in later. The session in the livestream. from … Read more

Corona vaccination requirement: Olaf Scholz is for mandatory vaccination and the expiry of the vaccination status

30 million citizens are to receive either a first, second or booster vaccination – so 1.25 million doses have to be distributed per day. This will be “the largest operation that we have launched in a long time,” declared Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz (SPD) in the evening on ZDF. He also terminated a legislative process for … Read more

Corona: Berlin verkürzt Zeitraum für Booster-Impfungen

In Berlin können sich Menschen künftig schon fünf statt wie bisher sechs Monate nach ihrer letzten Corona-Impfung erneut impfen lassen. Dazu sei eine Landesregelung für die sogenannte Booster-Impfung getroffen worden, hieß es am Mittwoch aus der Gesundheitsverwaltung, nachdem der „Tagesspiegel“ darüber berichtet hatte. Auch Bundesgesundheitsminister Jens Spahn (CDU) hatte sich jüngst dafür ausgesprochen, allen Menschen … Read more

Markus Söder ruft „Woche der Wahrheit“ aus im Kampf gegen die Corona-Pandemie

Der bayerische Ministerpräsident Markus Söder (CSU) hat die nächsten Tage als „Woche der Wahrheit“ im Kampf gegen die vierte Corona-Welle ausgerufen. „Es ist die vielleicht letzte Chance um gegenzusteuern“, sagte Söder am Montag nach einer Kabinetts-Klausur in München. Danach könne die Lage dramatisch und unkontrollierbar werden. Die Pläne der künftigen Ampel-Koalition für die Pandemie-Bekämpfung begrüßte … Read more

Traffic light negotiations: Working groups leave questions unanswered for the top round

BAccording to information from the German Press Agency, there are still important unanswered questions in the negotiations on a traffic light coalition. There has been progress in areas such as climate, finance, transport, and foreign and defense policy, but the papers of the working groups have brackets – this means that there is still no … Read more