Germany must accept leading military role, says defense minister
18 September 2022 | 10:22 am
German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has said Germany must take on a leadership role militarily, whether it wants to or not. "Germany does not have to be afraid" of doing so, she said.
The war in Ukraine has enflamed north-south rivalries among the German states, as Bavaria and Lower Saxony swap barbs over energy policy. Upcoming regional elections have heightened the political stakes.
Thirty years after a racist mob attacked migrants and asylum-seekers in the northeastern German city, people have gathered to show their opposition to racism.
Climate change threatens to dry up the planet and the global water crisis sees the competition for water becoming ever more fierce. Conflicts over the scarce commodity are increasing everywhere. Even in Germany.
Russian energy giant Gazprom said due to maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline there would be no gas flow to Germany between August 31 and September 3. Berlin has accused Moscow of weaponizing energy supplies.
The Rhine is dwindling down to a trickle, devastating Germany's environment and economy. Large parts of the country have seen hardly any rain this summer. Germany's longest river has less water than ever before.
In response to rising energy prices and dwindling oil and natural gas imports from Russia, Germany is launching a set of binding measures to reduce energy consumption nationwide. Here's what this entails.
In May, Germany's interior ministry vowed to protect Russian anti-war activists and other dissidents fleeing the country. How many individuals have been taken in, and why are some rejected?
Berlin insists on implementing a controversial deal that recognizes the colonial-era genocide in Namibia, according to responses to parliamentary questions by the socialist Left Party seen exclusively by DW.
Germany's Bundeswehr is increasing its military presence in the Indo-Pacific — at a time when war rages closer to home, in Ukraine. But Berlin is seeking to demonstrate cooperation with its "value partners" in Australia.
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.
On Sunday, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz presented the third package of its kind since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We take a closer look at the raft of measures that will bring financial support to cash-strapped German households and the windfall tax on energy providers that's due to finance part of it. Meanwhile, faced with a climate crisis in addition to an energy crisis, we see how the US town of Commerce, Georgia is banking on green technology for the future.
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.
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