Sunday, 14th August 2022
<To guardian.ng
Search

Olaf Scholz elected new chancellor by German lawmakers

The new German parliament has elected Olaf Scholz as chancellor as Angela Merkel departs after 16 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy. He is now scheduled to be sworn in, along with a new Cabinet.

Related

29 May
Germany's race to cut its reliance on gas from Russia has injected urgency into the first official visit to Africa by Olaf Scholz as he hunts new sources of energy supplies.
29 May
"We cannot allow Putin to win this war," the German leader said on the final day of the World Economic Forum. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated talks in Davos, Switzerland.
31 May
Prices in Germany have increased by 7.9% this month, the highest amount since reunification.
1 Jun
Climate activists are outraged after the chancellor lectured hecklers. A government spokeswoman said Scholz did not compare environmentalists to Nazis, as a leading German activist alleged based on what she had inferred.
31 May
The small Cessna aircraft crashed in a remote mountainous region of central Croatia. A search team discovered the wreckage using a drone.
4 Jun
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has defended Germany's record on delivering arms to Ukraine, and promised more — including modern anti-aircraft equipment.
3 Jun
Despite seizing dozens of weapons in 2019 raids, German prosecutors were unable to definitively prove the group related to the Ku Klux Klan intended to commit crimes.
3 Jun
Despite seizing dozens of weapons in 2019 raids, German prosecutors were unable to definitively prove the group related to the Ku Klux Klan intended to commit crimes.
5 Jun
Some 6.2 million workers in Germany are set to benefit from a minimum wage increase passed by lawmakers. The hike comes as inflation soars in Germany.
6 Jun
Police have been accused of failing to keep tabs on a racist killer during one of Germany's worst-ever far-right shootings. Police say they had to proceed cautiously.
12 Jun
In a dramatic verdict, EU lawmakers voted to ban the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2035 and rejected a proposal to update the EU’s Emissions Trading System after conservative parties tried to water down targets.
11 Jun
In his address at the digital festival, Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke about the challenges facing the digital world. He also promised to defend online democracy while also trimming German bureaucracy.