Germany wants to rule Europe, again – Polish leader

Polish leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has accused Germany of wanting to dominate Europe by peaceful means after its failure to do so by military means. "The Germans today want to achieve by peaceful means what they wanted to achieve by military force," Kaczynski declared Saturday during an event in Legnica, in the south of the country. … Continue reading Germany wants to rule Europe, again – Polish leader

Germany to approve visas for skilled workers from these countries

Photo by Ingo Joseph on Pexels.com The German government said Wednesday that it plans to ease entry rules for immigrants from outside the European Union to help meet Germany’s demand for skilled workers. Experts say Europe’s biggest economy needs about 400,000 skilled immigrants each year as the country’s ageing workforce shrinks, particularly to fill vacancies … Continue reading Germany to approve visas for skilled workers from these countries

Germany to achieve gas storage target in September

FILE: landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, in Lubmin, Germany, July 2022Markus Schreiber/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Germany's gas reserves are at 80% and are on track to meet its 85% target  Gas reserves are filling up "faster than expected" in … Continue reading Germany to achieve gas storage target in September

COVID-19: Germany tightens regulations for infection prevention and control

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's cabinet approved legislation this week that will continue basic COVID-19 protective restrictions during the fall and winter seasons, when more infections are expected to strike the public. The new rules, which will be in force from 1st October to 7th April and include the requirement to wear N95-type face masks during … Continue reading COVID-19: Germany tightens regulations for infection prevention and control

Germany attracting global attention with hydrogen-powered passenger trains

The first rail line to be entirely run with hydrogen-powered trains powered by fuel cell propulsion will start operating in Germany. The route of the trains will travel through Bremervrde, Lower Saxony, as part of a €93 million agreement between state subsidiary Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, the owners of the railway, and Alstom, builders of the Coradia … Continue reading Germany attracting global attention with hydrogen-powered passenger trains

2023: OBIdients are everywhere

MY TAKE ON Mr. Peter Obi IN FRANKFURT LAST NIGHT In just 2 days of announcement, over 300 people stormed and filled the hall for the event. When I heard about it, I quickly checked my work calendar and prioritised my work to make sure I got there on time. I thought I made a … Continue reading 2023: OBIdients are everywhere

Women ‘drugged and raped’ at a party held by German chancellor Olaf Scholz

At least nine women were given a date-rape drug at an invite-only event attended by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and MPs, his Social Democratic Party (SPD) said Saturday. "There's quite a lot of emotion," a spokesperson for the SPD's parliamentary group told AFP, confirming a report in the Berlin newspaper ­Tagesspiegel. Berlin police said officers … Continue reading Women ‘drugged and raped’ at a party held by German chancellor Olaf Scholz

Germany to lose €5 billion per year from Russia-Ukraine war

Russia’s sanctions against Gazprom Germania and its subsidiaries could cost German taxpayers and gas users an extra 5 billion euros ($5.4 billion) a year to pay for replacement gas, the Welt am Sonntag weekly reported, citing industry representatives. In May, Russia decided to stop supplying Gazprom Germania, which had been the German subsidiary of Gazprom, after Berlin put the … Continue reading Germany to lose €5 billion per year from Russia-Ukraine war

Germany returns stolen artifacts to Namibia on loan basis

Photo by Anni Roenkae on Pexels.com Namibia on Monday took delivery of 23 ancient pieces of jewelry, tools and other objects pillaged during colonial rule, and returned as an indefinite loan from Germany. The return of the artifacts is part of a project to encourage rapprochement between the two nations. "All the artifacts were collected … Continue reading Germany returns stolen artifacts to Namibia on loan basis

Is Lewandoski moving to Barcelona?

Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is one of Barcelona’s transfer targets. The Polish forward is out of contract in 2023 and the Catalans want him to lead the line next season. He’s still in great form with over a goal per game this season, but at the Allianz said they don’t want to let him … Continue reading Is Lewandoski moving to Barcelona?

Germany expels Russian diplomats over murder allegations

Germany has expelled two Russian diplomats following a court ruling that Moscow had ordered the 2019 murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock made the announcement of the expulsions. The German court found that Russian citizen Vadim Krasikov had murdered Tornike Khangoshvili, an ethnic Chechen of Georgian nationality, in a … Continue reading Germany expels Russian diplomats over murder allegations

Germany’s incoming government to phase out coal and legalize cannabis

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm. Olaf Scholz The incoming government's vision for Germany includes plans to legalize cannabis. It also aims to … Continue reading Germany’s incoming government to phase out coal and legalize cannabis