Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE
25 September 2022 | 1:17 pm
As Chancellor Olaf Scholz planned to visit three gulf countries to discuss energy needs, Germany stepped up projects for LNG gas imports.
The Russian threats don't worry the residents of Feldheim. Heat and electricity here come from wind and biogas plants — inexpensive and climate-neutral. DW visits a village with endless energy, and no worries.
Inflation is a major concern in Germany, where the rate is currently at around 7.9%. Energy and food costs have risen sharply, and the winter months are approaching. Some people are doing what they can to cut back, while others are struggling to see how they can possibly save money.
Pressure is piling on European governments as energy prices continue to soar. After Russia said it wouldn't deliver gas on its Nord Stream 1 pipeline until Western sanctions are lifted, Portugal announced a new support programme for households and Austria's chancellor presented a price cap on electricity. Pressure is also coming from the streets, with protests against rising prices in Germany and Italy. Plus, we look at sliced white bread's unlikely comeback in the UK.
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Multiple anti-transgender and homophobic attacks, especially the death of a transgender man, raise the question: How safe are queer people in Germany?
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With rising gas an electricity prices in Germany, changes are in store for hotels, restaurants, spas and museums this fall and winter. Here's what vacationers can expect.
According to the German authorities, all persons are now permitted entry to cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, shopping centres, as well as other public places and large events without being required to hold a valid vaccination, recovery, or test certificate.
The much-discussed decision is here: Germany will keep two of its three remaining nuclear power plants - at least for now. Some want them longer. Either way, the move marks a policy change long considered unthinkable.
Germany is set to cut off its dependence on Russian gas fully by the end of next year. The chancellor also celebrated efforts made to prepare for the coming winter.
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