Union and spd win as crisis managers

Union and spd win as crisis managers

The country is in a state of emergency, and so are the politicians. The chancellor in quarantane in her apartment.

Her ministers appear before the cameras in earnest every day, and there is always a great deal at stake: billions in aid of historic proportions for the economy, people who are in acute fear of losing their jobs and their homes, the supply of food for supermarkets, and so on. A federal government in crisis manager mode. The electorate obviously likes it.

The union in particular is making gains in the polls, and the SPD a little too. Health minister jens spahn (CDU) is the man of the hour, CSU leader markus soder omnipresent as a particularly energetic corona fighter. Chancellor angela merkel (CDU) also earns praise abroad for level-headed but clear words.

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Trump after election advance: “does not want a postponement”

Trump after election advance: 'does not want a postponement'

Was it just a diversionary maneuver or a serious consideration?? U.S. President donald trump has indicated after resistance to his push for a possible postponement of the election in november, not to want a delay.

"I don’t want a postponement," said trump on thursday (local time) at a press conference at the weiben house in response to a question to that effect.

At the same time, he explicitly renewed his fear that there could be electoral fraud because of an increase in the number of votes. Against this background, he had previously openly raised the question of a delay of the election on twitter. Leading congressmen from trump’s republican party were prompted to point out that a federally scheduled election had never been postponed and would be held on 3. November as planned.

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Industry calls for relaxation of bureaucratic deadlines

Industry calls for relaxation of bureaucratic deadlines

"Even in normal times, companies can hardly cope with the numerous reporting, inspection and notification requirements," the deputy chief executive of the german chamber of industry and commerce (DIHK), achim dercks, told the newspaper "welt am sonntag". "In the current crisis, they can hardly be done if the politicians stick to the rigid deadlines for handing them in."

So the industry warns that tax, contribution or fee refunds could be forfeited, large bub fines imposed or investment licenses lapsed if companies miss government deadlines. However, the corona crisis prevented the timely processing, dercks said. There was a lack of employees to take care of these tasks.

The exemption from the EEG surcharge for energy-intensive companies alone amounts to a total of 5.5 billion euros – and is forfeited without a timely application, said dercks. The federal government must therefore "reach a general agreement with the federal states on the general non-application or postponement of the deadlines for information and reporting obligations of companies".

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Low-elf on course thanks to werner: victory against ukraine

low-elf on course thanks to werner: victory against ukraine

Timo werner’s return to leipzig saw the fubball national team shoot towards group victory in the nations league after a tough test of patience at corona.

After hours of waiting for permission to play from the health authorities, national coach joachim low’s team came out on top in goalkeeper manuel neuer’s record-breaking game thanks to werner’s 33rd goal of the season./64. Minute) against ukraine with 3:1 (2:1) by.

"We won the game against a good ukrainian team and can be satisfied overall. We wanted to get into the swing of things a bit, and we did a pretty good job of that," low said on ZDF. In their first joint appearance in the starting eleven in two years, the young turbo striker impressively proved his scoring ability.

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In the corona shock, short-time work was the most important factor

In the corona shock, short-time work was the most important factor

The corona crisis has so far had comparatively little impact on the labor market in germany.

Although the number of people in work fell more sharply between april and june than at any time since reunification, it remained well below the economic slump in terms of its dimensions.

According to figures released by the federal statistical office on tuesday, 44.7 million people were employed in germany in the second quarter of this year, 1.3 percent fewer than a year earlier. Gross domestic product, however, slumped by 11.7 percent compared to the same quarter of the previous year, adjusted for prices.

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From confirmation to confirmation: will the celebrations take place this year??

From confirmation to confirmation: will the celebrations take place this year??

For the churches, too, the measures to contain the corona virus meant drastic changes. Although church services have been allowed to take place again for a few weeks, strict hygiene rules apply here as well. For example, churchgoers must wear mouth-nose protection. But what about first communion, confirmation or confirmation?? When and how it will continue is still uncertain in many congregations in the district of kitzingen.

"We don’t have a schedule for the communion yet," says spockl, says gabi hadek. She is the chairwoman of the parish council of the catholic church in willanzheim, which belongs to the bishopric of bamberg. Her parish does not have to worry about confirmation this year, since it only takes place there every two years. But when and how the first communion will come in willanzheim, hadek can not yet say. "It is not yet possible to foresee what the situation will be like in a few weeks."

Special arrangement: communion in small groups

Peter gottke, pastor of the catholic parish in wiesentheid, which belongs to the bishopric of wurzburg, says the same thing. "There are no definite plans yet." He especially wants to offer his communion children a child-friendly first communion. This is currently not possible under the restrictions – such as the compulsory wearing of masks during church services. "When something changes, according to the parish priest of wiesentheide "we will arrange it with the parents."

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