The eu is omnipresent in kronach county

The eu is omnipresent in kronach county

On 26. May, the germans are called upon to make their way to the ballot box and vote for the european parliament. In the last election in 2014, the voter turnout in this country was 48.1 percent. The fact that only half of all eligible voters put their cross in the ballot box at that time is perhaps due to the fact that many people think: "oh, the EU is far away and has nothing to do with our everyday lives." The decisions and resolutions of european parliamentarians are with us every day – from morning to night.

A (fictitious) example from the kronach district: it is 6.30 o’clock. Johann and elisabeth kronacher sit at their cake table and eat breakfast. Johann blattert in the current issue of the french day. In his left hand, he holds a piece of cheese bread, which he bites into from time to time. The kase was brought back by the kronachers from their vacation in holland last week. In the trunk of their car they still had room for two small round gouda loaves. Customs duties do not apply in the european union for personal consumption quantities.

Coffee from italy

Elisabeth meanwhile shuffles her coffee. The cup contents: finest italian mocha. Bought at the local supermarket. Made possible by the EU’s internal market. Through them, foodstuffs from all over europe end up on domestic tables. The EU food regulations ensure that everything can be consumed without hesitation. Johann looks at the pie clock. "I have to go, honey. Otherwise I’ll be late for work." He stows his plate in the kitchen, then grabs his work bag and car keys. With a "see you tonight he says goodbye before the door closes behind him.

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Drummer and stenglein train sv pretzfeld

Drummer and stenglein train sv pretzfeld

It was clear that there would be a change of coach at SV pretzfeld in the summer, as the current coach jorg rosch has long since announced his departure after five years. The 40-year-old wants to take a break. This gave those responsible the opportunity to look for a successor in good time. Now the last team of the fubball-kreisklasse 2 ER/PEG has announced its arrival. It will be a duo again, with the new ones having equal rights, unlike current co-coach volkan gula.

Young (n) coach wanted

The SVP will be taken over – whether for another year in the district or again in the A-class – by 26-year-old ferdinand drummer and 28-year-old andreas stenglein. "We wanted a young coach", says pretzfeld’s game director christian dennerlein. "For the new season, we are getting a lot of youth players in the men’s team and then we need someone who can introduce these talents to the first team", explains the functionary.

The contact to drummer is obvious: he has been living in pretzfeld for two years now. The club already wanted to get him several times in the past years as a player. "After it became clear that jorg was leaving at the end of the season, the pretzfelders contacted me again. This time the question was whether I could imagine being a coach. After five years in weingarts, I was ready for a new challenge", explains drummer, who will be able to ride his bike to training starting this summer.

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Toyota expects momentum from weak yen

Toyota expects momentum from weak yen

Japan’s major automaker toyota has raised its annual forecast thanks to the yen’s weakness, but is worried about possible consequences of the rapid spread of the new coronavirus.

As the volkswagen rival announced on thursday, the net profit at the balance sheet date 31. March amount to 2.35 billion yen (19.4 billion euros). However, the forecast does not take into account the effects of the virus epidemic, he said. Previously, japan’s industry leader had assumed 2.15 billion yen. Toyota expects yen to weaken, improving group’s competitiveness in foreign markets. A weak yen makes products from japan more affordable on the world market.

Toyota now expects to average 108 yen to the dollar and 121 yen to the euro for the full year, compared to its earlier forecast of an average of 107 yen to the dollar and 118 yen to the euro. The company has no choice but to keep a close eye on current developments, it said, referring to the corona virus. Toyota decided last week to postpone the start of operations at four plants in china after the chinese new year. This is because of the outbreak of the virus and because of an order from the authorities.

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The coburg region discusses the “out” for jamaica

the coburg region discusses the 'out' for jamaica

Negotiations had been going on for four weeks in berlin, and jamaica seemed within reach. Hans michelbach already had a "good wire" to FDP leader christian lindner and to anton hofreiter (grune) developed, as he says. Dr coburg CSU member of the bundestag was always present at the exploratory talks when the topic was the economy.
"There were many difficult issues", says hans michelbach now in review. But: "an agreement seemed to me to be within reach on sunday evening", emphasizes michelbach "we had come a long way". All the more he regrets "that the will to persevere and reach a consensus was not enough for a positive result in the end". The reasons for this are "difficult to grasp" for him. The uncertainty that has now arisen is "not good for our country". Michelbach demands: "we must do everything we can now to establish clarity about further developments." But how could the "further development" look?

Noon: new elections as an opportunity

Martin mittag, the district chairman of the coburg-land CSU, does not believe in a minority government. "That would not be good for the country", he says: "in new elections there is a chance to bring back dissatisfied voters." But that would require a change at the top of the CSU. Noon was wishing for a minister-president markus soder. If new elections were to be held, there would be no reason to send a direct candidate other than hans michelbach into the race.

Hollein: difficult from the start

"It was clear from the start that it would be difficult", comments carsten hollein, chairman of the SPD coburg-land, on the failure of the exploratory talks. Hollein doesn’t think a minority government that has to look for new majorities on a case-by-case basis is a likely solution. The result of new elections is, in his opinion, "difficult to estimate" and therefore and therefore also holds risks.

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