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Grid agency prepares for Russian gas delivery stop

The Federal Network Agency fears a total failure of Russian gas supplies. The background is pending maintenance work on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which Moscow could use to permanently stop transport.

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A month nine-euro ticket: First balance and an outlook

The feared overload in public transport due to the 9-euro ticket did not materialize, at least that is the balance sheet for the Leipzig region. The ticket was accepted, many are calling for a follow-up regulation for the fall.

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Minister Lemke wants to check prepayment for flight bookings

Lemke’s spokeswoman told “Welt am Sonntag” that the airlines had to fulfill their legal obligation to refund the money within seven days. Otherwise, the current practice of prepayment will be reviewed. The background is the current chaos with flight cancellations and long waiting times at many German airports. Consumer advocates for the end of the […]

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Persistent drought: We have had a soil water deficit for four years

Who gets the water first? And these decisions affect many different areas. Starting with agriculture, parts of industry, private households and right up to the dams. “Ultimately, you have to look at the regional level to see who is actually how dependent on water. Then you would have to make decisions as to which consumers […]

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Solution sought: The left and the eternal dispute

Can the two party leaders do that? Both have not gathered overwhelming majorities behind them. Janine Wissler was re-elected with 57.5 percent of the delegates’ votes, Martin Schirdewan as the new co-chairman received 61.3 percent. The party must first give these two new leaders a chance. Because in some cases it even happened at the […]

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Drought, people and fire: The great danger for the forest

Fire brigade: Every third well is dry The earth is drying out – in many parts of Germany. The few liters of rain seep away or evaporate immediately. The problem has existed for several years. “That means there’s actually no more water for plants in the ground here,” says Philipp Nahrstedt, grabbing a bunch of […]

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Smoking outside of school at your own risk

Smoking outside of school at your own risk Federal Social Court (Az: B 2 U 20/20 R) Victor Viessmann* is of legal age – but still goes to a high school right next to the city park. He goes there regularly during school breaks – to smoke. He was expressly allowed to do so, after […]

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The Czech Republic takes over the EU Council Presidency

In difficult times, the Czech Republic takes over the EU Council Presidency. That could bring the Eastern European perspective on the Ukraine war into focus. Prime Minister Fiala wants more support from Germany.

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Countries demand clarity and co-determination in the future Corona course

In view of the expected autumn wave, the health ministers of the federal states have called on the federal government to quickly present an infection protection law with extensive state powers.

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recap: G7 balance sheet, abortion law, Corona | MDR.DE

G7 summit: Seven heads of state meet for a few days in Bavaria for a lot of money and in the end it feels like nothing but hot air comes out of it. Does it have to be that way? And if so: why? §219a: For decades there has been discussion about removing the advertising […]

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