Germany rules out delay to nuclear phaseout
24 August 2022 | 7:43 am
Germany won't extend the lifespan of three remaining nuclear power stations due to the energy crisis, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said. He also warned against public panic over a potential winter gas shortage.
Data suggest that Germany may be on the brink of an economic downturn that could ultimately lead some businesses to move abroad.
The German Finance Ministry has revealed a plan to ease income tax in response to spiraling inflation. However, critics had claimed the measures would benefit top earners the most, and squeeze public spending.
Firefighters in the German capital are still trying to secure an explosives disposal site amid a continuing wildfire. Parts of the wooded area are reportedly also littered with munitions.
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.
The top German official for antiziganism says Romani people face structural discrimination in Ukraine. Roma make up 1-1.5% of the country's population.
Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has told reporters Russia's invasion of Ukraine is the biggest current crisis. The now traditional summer press conference comes as Germany confronts several problems at home and abroad.
The Verdi union has ordered the walkout at the Amazon distribution center in the central town of Bad Hersfeld in a row over wage increases. The US retail giant has refused a collective labor agreement for its workers.
What did Chancellor Olaf Scholz know about allegations that fellow Social Democrat Johannes Kahrs was involved in tax fraud? Absolutely nothing, the chancellor has said.
With Russia restricting oil and gas exports to Europe, Germany is looking to save energy in the winter. One of the measures would be turning down the thermostat in public buildings, said Economy Minister Robert Habeck.
Ten airplanes owned or controlled by Russia are reportedly stuck in Germany because of sanctions. President Zelenskyy issued a warning to Russian soldiers shooting at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Follow DW for more.
As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.
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