Christian Lindner’s hug: he sets the standards himself

On far-reaching restrictions on social contacts the chancellor and heads of government of the federal states agreed on March 22, 2020. This is intended to slow the increase in the number of cases and to prevent the health system from becoming overloaded. In April and early May, the chancellor and country leaders then gradually eased […]

Get out of the corona trap – morning briefing

Good morning dear readers, Fear eat up soulit was once said by filmmakers Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Fear eat welfare, according to Covid-19 these weeks. Weeks in which the Germans are busy hoarding toilet paper and disinfectants as well as canceling trade fairs, major events and trips. Fear of corona is like fear of terrorism, says […]

“You are the arsonist” TIME ONLINE

content Read on one page content page 1 –“They are the arsonists” Page 2 –The FDP seems to be outside of the alliance No, this time no bouquet of flowers flew to the feet of the newly chosen one  Prime Minister. Four weeks ago, this was the scene of choice been. FDP Thomas Kemmerich was […]

Bodo Ramelow is Prime Minister again

Berlin It is shortly after 4 p.m. on Wednesday in the Erfurt state parliament when Bodo Ramelow can breathe a sigh of relief. He has just been elected Prime Minister of Thuringia. The 64-year-old received a simple majority in the third ballot. 42 MPs voted for Ramelow – just as many as his red-red-green alliance […]

Thuringia election live: no handshake for Höcke – politics

The left-wing politician got the decisive majority in the third ballot after two unsuccessful attempts. AfD faction leader Höcke then refused to shake hands. The developments in the live blog. The developments in the live blog: © SZ.de/bepe Feedback To the SZ homepage Your opinion on the choice of Ramelow:Readers’ discussion Share our article: Facebook […]

Bloomberg weak, Biden strong – morning briefing

Good morning dear readers, the American version of democracy says that billionaires are replacing billionaires as presidents. At least that was the hope of the media-heavy Michael Bloombergwho went to the US yesterday “Super Tuesday” belated entry into the pre-election campaign – for the Democrats against Donald Trump, It’s a New Yorker’s fight against a […]

Coronavirus suspicion not confirmed in CDU politicians

The second attempt at a prime minister election in Thuringia threatened to burst before it started. But now the authorities have given the all-clear: The coronavirus suspicion among a CDU politician is gone. All information in the news blog. On Wednesday, the state parliament in Thuringia makes a new attempt to elect a prime minister. […]

Christian Lindner summons the center for his party

Berlin Langenhorn is a tranquil residential area on the northern outskirts of Hamburg. Family houses, lots of nature. Only the noise from the nearby airport disturbs the calm. Young families live here, but so do many seniors. On the evening of the Hamburg state election, the district reported an astonishing result: While the FDP worried […]

SPD remains the strongest force in Hamburg – also a success for Scholz

Olaf Scholz and Mayor Peter Tschentscher’s SPD remains the strongest force despite the loss of votes compared to the election five years ago. This also triumphs party colleague Olaf Scholz (right). (Photo: AP) Hamburg, Berlin The Federal Minister of Finance did not want to miss that. Olaf Scholz broke off his business trip to the […]

“Stop signal is an internal party disaster”

Berlin Passau political scientist Heinrich Oberreuter has warned of the consequences of the dispute within the CDU over coping with the political standstill in Thuringia. “The stop signal from Berlin is an intra-party catastrophe,” Oberreuter told the Handelsblatt in view of a compromise reached on Friday to solve the government crisis in the Free State. […]