Fur kulmbach are two recorders enough

Fur kulmbach are two recorders enough

Too few parksunders are written up in kulmbach? Are sidewalks and bike paths constantly parked up? Are there any instructions not to write down parkunder? The grunen in the city council think: yes.

The city council majority of CSU, WGK and FPD, however, saw things differently and on thursday rejected the greens' proposal to increase the city's traffic control staff from two to three people. "We are doing well with the practice we have followed so far, declared upper burg minister henry schramm (CSU).

Volker wack (GOL) justified the motion with the fact that sidewalks and bike paths are very often parked over. It was particularly bad in the kres senstein/holzmarkt area. "There seems to be an instruction not to write it down", he said: "wild parking in the city has increased"." He called for a third recorder again, as in the days of OB inge aures. The one position has not been filled since the employee's retirement. This does not result in higher costs for the city treasury: the monitoring service is self-financing.

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Coalition government in athens perfect

Coalition government in athens perfect

President karolos papoulias gave the 61-year-old the mandate to form a government. Immediately after, samaras was sworn in as prime minister of the country. Papoulias wished him success: "the problems that lie ahead are many, and they are very difficult"."

The federal government does not want to decide how to deal with greece until after a new troika report has been issued. A first meeting of german chancellor angela merkel (CDU) and the new greek head of government could take place in gdansk: at least the chancellor will sit on the tribune at the german european championship quarterfinal match against greece on friday evening, as announced by deputy government spokesman georg streiter in berlin.

Merkel congratulated samaras by telephone on wednesday afternoon and immediately invited the new greek head of government to berlin. It hopes "for good cooperation," as government spokesman steffen seibert explained. After sunday’s parliamentary elections, merkel rejected calls to ease austerity measures for greece.

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Bamberger straben: that’s the holle in bamberg

Bamberger straben: that's the holle in bamberg

Massive sandstone walls, iron bars on the windows, tiny cells. What sounds like a gloomy hollywood blockbuster actually exists. Not in any big city, however, but in the middle of tranquil bamberg – appropriately enough in a small street called "holle. And that's not all: today, the house with the number 7, which was once a prison, is even inhabited.

Beginning of the "hollenangst"

Arne huebscher, who has lived in the house for five and a half years, shows off his home. There doesn't seem to be anything unusual about the property with its idyllic garden. No trace that the first floor of the two-story building used to be a prison.

Built in the 16. Century, it probably served as a "domkapitelsches gefangnis" from 1700 onwards. Only the roof, destroyed by the second world war, had to be renewed in 1948. Otherwise, the house was spared further damage due to its thick walls.

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Lebensmuder professor is tested for judgement

Lebensmuder professor is tested for judgement

Australian botanist david goodall (104), who enjoys life, is examined by two doctors to determine whether he is fit to die before he can receive assisted suicide in switzerland.

"Only when two doctors are convinced that he is 100 percent clear in his wishes will the accompaniment take place," erika preisig, a doctor and founder of the lifecircle association, told the german press agency. Lifecircle to support goodall in switzerland.

According to its own figures, the association accompanied 73 people to their deaths last year. Preisig, a doctor, is staying abroad, she was not involved in the goodall case.

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40 Paintings return from munich

40 paintings return from munich

For 45 years, the composition of the paintings in the state gallery was not changed. Now the ministry of art has donated 500.000 euros to enable a new presentation of at least the baroque section of the museum. The investment is the result of a joint political initiative by bamberg’s mayor andreas starke (SPD) and science minister wolfgang heubisch (FDP) to make the museum landscape on the cathedral hill more attractive. The money will be used to renovate the baroque rooms, restore the paintings and hang them according to historical models. "This will restore the gallery", martin schawe, state conservator of the bavarian state painting collection, is delighted.

During an on-site visit to the doerner institute, bavarian science minister wolfgang heubisch was also informed about the planned changes for bamberg. In the future, a high-quality selection of a total of 77 baroque paintings from state and city collections will be shown in the collection, which has at times fallen into a kind of dormant sleep. Among them are 40 paintings that came to munich in the course of secularization and are now returning to their old home, as the local chairman of the FDP, martin pohner, emphasizes.

"Many works were in the depot for a long time", explains schawe. The accent will be shifted to the international high baroque. More than 40 paintings, some with original decorative frames, which were made in the early 19th century by the. The paintings that came into the possession of the state from bamberg in the nineteenth century are currently being restored at the doerner institute of the bavarian state painting collections. The paintings will be freed from a layer of dust and thus regain their former brilliance.

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