Corruption allegations shake Germany’s public broadcasters
14 August 2022 | 10:56 am
Big questions are again being asked about the future of Germany's public broadcasters after Patricia Schlesinger, director of Berlin's public broadcaster RBB, resigned over mismanagement charges.
Russia's Gazprom said it would again reduce gas deliveries through Nord Stream 1 by 20% for 'repairs,' cutting the current flow in half. The new blow to supply comes as Europe scrambles to store gas for winter.
A new levy on gas consumers in Germany could cost households up to €1,000 a year. Germany's Economy Minister Robert Habeck said the move was not good, but was "necessary."
After weeks of pressure, the German government said it would be sending heavy weapons to Ukraine. DW's Thomas Sparrow explains the political impact of this decision.
More controversial images have been found at a show racked by accusations of incompetence and antisemitism. Some say the whole event should simply be shuttered.
The EU wants to reduce its gas consumption by at least 15%. Germany will probably have to save even more. How is that supposed to work?
Finance Minister Christian Lindner has warned that Germany's gas crisis could spark an electricity shortage. Despite opposition from his Green coalition partner, he is pushing for a delayed phaseout of nuclear power.
Germany's queer community is demanding that the Catholic Church accept their sexual identities. More than 100 members, including pastors, friars, and nuns have come out recently.
Newly released statistics show roughly a third of young Germans have moved out of their parents' homes over the past year, a slight increase. However, fewer young people are getting married and having children.
A heated debate is raging over the future of public transport in Germany. Three months of heavily reduced tickets are soon coming to an end. The government is split on what comes next.
The rail operator — which is Germany's biggest consumer of electricity — is offering bonuses of at least €100 to employees to try to save energy, urging them to find creative solutions of their own.
The deal would entail upcoming salary increases for thousands of ground staff workers at German airports. The breakthrough comes after a Lufthansa strike paralyzed operations on July 27.
German officials have expressed fears that a worst-case winter of energy problems could prompt an extremist backlash. How bad things get may depend on how well they manage the crisis – in policy and perception.
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