Economy: ROUNDUP 2 / TÜV: Isar 2 can be used continuously

MUNICH Despite the long-term decisive withdrawal from nuclear power, the debate on the continued use of the Isar 2 nuclear reactor will not end after the end of the year. From the TÜV Süd report, now known, it appears that further operation would be possible. The federal government has repeatedly ruled out extensions on security … Read more

Economics: ROUND: lack of staff – chaos of flights instead of summer dream trip?

FRANKFURT / BERLIN According to the trade association DRV, tour operators will do their best to ensure that booked summer tours take place. “Well-booked routes to package tours around the Mediterranean or more remote destinations are unlikely to be canceled on a larger scale,” a spokeswoman for the German Tourism Association DRV said on Friday. … Read more

National pressure for Corona’s new legal base in the fall

BERLIN There is increasing pressure from the Länder on the federal government to quickly lay down the legal basis for further protection requirements in the event of a new corona wave in the fall. Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia have called for an amendment to the Infection Protection Act ahead of the summer break, … Read more

Energy Crisis: Watering Can End Principle – Habeck endorses Lindner’s position

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Habeck announces tightening of the antitrust law in a dispute over a discount on tanks

BERLIN Earlier in the opposition, but also in the traffic light coalition itself, dissatisfaction with the limited brake effect on fuel prices grew. After falling prices due to tax cuts on Wednesday last week, fuel prices have increased significantly again. Leading politicians from the FDP, CDU, SPD and the Left Party called on Habeck to … Read more

Deutsche Bahn can and must improve

BERLIN Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing sees an urgent need to act at Deutsche Bahn to ensure a more reliable operation for the millions of passengers and freight train customers. “It cannot remain as it is at the moment. The railroad can and must be better, ”the FDP politician told the German Press Agency. He … Read more

Deutsche Bahn can and must improve

BERLIN Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing sees an urgent need to act at Deutsche Bahn to ensure a more reliable operation for the millions of passengers and freight train customers. “It cannot remain as it is at the moment. The railroad can and must be better, ”the FDP politician told the German Press Agency. He … Read more

Hubertus Heil wants money for the social climate up to EUR 4,000 gross

InWhile Finance Minister Christian Lindner (FDP) is still debating how to reduce the new federal government debt from the Bundeswehr’s current € 139bn (excluding the “special fund”) to around € 8bn next year, Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD)) proposes additional double-digit billions of expenses. The SPD politician not only wants to increase the incomes of … Read more

Ten ways to innovate in Germany

Germany’s innovation policy is eroding. Not because the state pumps too little money into the system. Rather, it is hemmed in by bureaucracy, mental silos, wrong incentives, great ego, and separation from entrepreneurship. Ideas coming from sharp minds are rarely translated into scalable business models, services, products – i.e. growth, new jobs, new perspectives. The … Read more

Economy: ROUNDUP 3: cheap bus and train tickets are coming

BERLIN Buses and trains throughout Germany will be drastically cheaper for millions of passengers in the summer. On Friday, the Federal Council paved the way for the € 9 monthly tickets in June, July and August, which are valid everywhere for local and regional transport. This means that nationwide sales on the railways and with … Read more