Germany: Who can ward off the energy crisis and inflation?
10 September 2022 | 9:32 am
Is the €65-billion relief package enough to cushion Germans against rising energy and food price hikes? The country is facing multiple challenges and the government and political opposition disagree on solutions.
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.
Investing money into cattle is a growing business in Zimbabwe, where inflation is skyrocketing. Many people now consider it safer than putting money in the bank.
Pressure is building for an EU-wide cap on the cost of gas and electricity, as prices soar. How does the power market work and can it be reformed to avoid so much volatility?
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.
People in Germany are beginning to feel the pinch, in the face of skyrocketing electricity, fuel, and food prices. As inflation rises, concern is mounting — and so is dissatisfaction with the government.
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.
Dealers and consumers alike are lamenting the galloping spike in the landing cost of automotive spare parts that has increased by at least 40 to 100 percent in the last couple of weeks. The upsurge in prices, on account of the protracted foreign exchange crisis, port charges, and logistics, robbed consumers of purchasing power and deprived dealers of patronage.
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.
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