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Alcohol ban in public spaces temporarily suspended

The Bavarian Administrative Court has overturned the Bavarian-wide ban on alcohol in public places. The court granted the...

Social media companies in the spotlight

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As the mainstream media continue their incessant, albeit sometimes justified, attacks on Trump, social media companies...

Tighter lockdown for Germany

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The lockdown in Germany will unfortunately be extended and tightened even further until 31 January, as agreed by state...

Russia extends entry bans on Germans

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After Moscow authorised a hack attack on the Bundestag, the EU issued sanctions. Russia has responded to the sanctions...

Politicians try to legislate for train windows to remain open

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To reduce the risk of infection, the public transport company MVG asks passengers to leave the U-Bahn windows open. But...

Extended lockdown in December

Federal and state governments have recently decided on the new timetable for measures to tackle the Corona crisis. In...

Why Trump won in 2016 and not 2020

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Two loaded ideologies, "identify politics" and "feminism". Trump won in 2016 because the Democrats, much like most...

Fireworks on New Year's Eve still allowed

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The nanny state leaped into action recently, as ÖDP city councillor Tobias Ruff supported a ban on fireworks in...

Most Christmas markets in Germany cancelled for 2020

Until recently, Germany was still looking good in terms of running Christmas markets in 2020. Many cities, organisers and...

Nationwide warning day

A nationwide warning day will be held for the first time on September 10, 2020, and from then on will be held every second...

Housing construction booming despite Corona

In May 2020, the construction of a total of 32,000 apartments was approved in Germany. According to provisional data, the...

Coronavirus: Avoiding infection in aircraft

There are a number of regulations that must be observed to minimize the risk of infection when flying with SARS...

Germany implements 130B Corona recovery package

The federal and state governments are launching an economic stimulus package worth 130 billion euros to combat the...

Violence against men: Nuremberg Caritas offers shelter

The Nuremberg Caritas needs more housing for men who are victims of domestic violence. The charity has set up a flat where...

Changes coming into effect in May in Germany

From 1 May, several regulations and changes will come into force in Germany that affect the everyday life of many...

Bavaria loosens restrictions slightly

Following yesterday's announcements by the German Federal Government, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder today...

Sister Act: Bavarian nuns donate toilet paper

During the corona crisis, many affected countries face various problems. Most of these issues are similar, such as exit...

Bavaria under curfew

Markus Söder announced today, Friday 20th March, that the state parliament has voted to enact a sweeping curfew across...

Coronavirus: New Rules in Bavaria

Prime Minister Markus Söder has declared an emergency in Bavaria because of the corona virus. What this means, which...

International Motor Show (IAA) to take place in Munich from 2021

Munich has been awarded the contract for the largest motor show in Europe, the International Motor Show IAA, as the German...
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Germany lockdown extended, yet again

The lockdown in Germany will be extended once again, until 14th February. The federal and state governments agreed to keep...
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Pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive

Over 3000 sites across all States and Union Territories (UTs) to be virtually connected during the launch, with around 100...
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US democracy faces a bleak future

As Trump throws fuel on the flames of political distrust in the US, both Democrats and Republicans rush to blame the...

Police Impersonators in Munich court

So-called "false police officers" deprive those they target, elderly people in particular, of their life savings. Two...

Second Corona vaccine licensed in Germany

Moderna's Corona vaccine has just been licensed, earlier than planned. Germany has ordered tens of millions of doses of...
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Trump's last stand

Trump's 2020 campaign garnered him the second highest number of votes ever in a US presidential election. However, Biden's...

Economic devastation of Corona in Germany

The German economy has so far lost more than 220 billion euros due to the government's handling of the Corona pandemic....

Vaccinations begin in Germany

Across Germany vaccinations against Covid-19 have begun. In Berlin, a 101-year-old senior citizen received a syringe with...
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Total Christmas lockdown for Germany

A full lockdown will be imposed throughout Germany from 16th Dec to the 10th Jan.This was decided by the Chancellor in...

Top lawyer unmasked as notary trainee

An alleged top lawyer has been sentenced by Munich district court to a two-year suspended prison sentence for attempted...
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Female drunk driver causes S-Bahn crash

On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020, at around 12:40 a.m., a 53-year-old resident in the Munich district drove her Honda...
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Coalition agrees on quota for women in the boardroom

The black-red coalition has agreed on a binding quota for women on executive boards. According to Justice Minister...
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Ghost driver claims four lives

Four people were killed in an accident involving a ghost driver on Tuesday evening on the 99 freeway near Hohenbrunn...

Sisters caught defrauding pensioner of 60,000 Eur

In another example of the recent upsurge in fake policeman crimes, an 83 year old woman from Munich was phoned by a...

False police officers target elderly

Munich has recently been experiencing a rise in so-called false policeman crimes. These acts of theft and fraud are...

Over 300,000 German students are in quarantine

The number of students in quarantine has increased six-fold since the end of September, with The German Teachers'...

New Lockdown in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Minister Presidents of the federal states have agreed on more stringent corona...

Warning strikes in the public sector

LATEST: Commuters will have to be prepared for warning strikes in public transport (ÖPNV) nationwide on Tuesday...

Flood of pizza boxes in German cities

In urban parks and green spaces, the waste from to-go packaging is piling up. Especially the bulky pizza boxes are a...

IGel-Report 2020 of the health insurance association

Three out of four patients are familiar with individual health services (IGeL) in a doctor's practice. IGeL, which can do...

Police chase gun nut in Black Forest

An armed man threatened police officers in Oppenau in the Black Forest on Sunday and took their weapons. The 31-year-old...

Germany Private Health Insurance Company List

Germany private health insurance is a topic which needs to be understood and addressed by anyone thinking of moving to...

Six German federal states introduce accommodation bans

Initially the holiday regions in the north of Germany and in Bavaria have issued a ban on accommodation, now the southwest...

PKV for self-employed and freelancers

The self-employed and freelancers can choose freely between the statutory health insurance and the private full health...

Bundestag decides further corona financial aid

The German state has decided to provid even greater support for working parents, employees on short-time work and...
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Coronavirus probably also contagious via air

Droplets flying through the air when sneezing and coughing spread the corona virus Sars-CoV-2, but tiny droplets floating...

Tax collapse due to corona pandemic in Germany

Taxes are collapsing because of the Corona pandemic. According to tax estimators, the federal, state and local governments...

Bundestag decides corona bonus and expansion of tests

As promised, employees in geriatric care are to receive a Corona bonus this year. This was decided by the Bundestag. In...

Munich Oktoberfest 2020 cancelled due to corona crisis

The Munich Oktoberfest and the Central Agricultural Festival on the Theresienwiese are cancelled due to Corona. This was...

Masks compulsory from 27 April

With the first reduction of the corona restrictions in Bavaria, Minister President Markus Söder announced today in the...

First alleviations of corona measures announced in Germany

After almost four weeks, the first measures to combat the coronavirus in Germany are being loosened - but private and...

Corona Crisis: many industries desperately seeking employees

Shops and restaurants have closed, events are cancelled, factories lack supplies for their production. The corona crisis...

Extension but no tightening of Corona measures in Bavaria

As Bavarias Prime Minister Markus Söder announced in a press conference today, the restrictions on public life that are...

Corona Crisis and its costs for the German Health Insurance System

Politicians, virologists and the leading health institutes in Germany expect 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country...

Corona and its Effect on the German Health Care System

The corona virus is testing the health systems of many countries. Hospitals in northern Italy are currently working at the...

Corona Crisis: Drastic Restrictions Nationwide

The German federal government and the federal states have today adopted Germany-wide "guidelines" to limit social contacts...

School closings in Bavaria: The decisions at a glance

No classes at schools, closed kindergartens, a severely restricted right to visit hospitals and care facilities: Bavaria...

Coronavirus Impact On Tokyo 2020

As the Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China and has killed at least 3,120 people around the globe, spreads, a lot...

56th Munich Security Conference from February 14th to 16th

When politicians from all over the world come to Munich for the security conference next weekend, around 3,900 police...

Changes in the German healthcare system 2020

The year 2020 will bring some changes in the German health care system. We have briefly summarized the most important...