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The German state of Bavaria has made it mandatory for all state buildings to have Christian crosses at the entrance. Premier Markus Soder said crosses should not be seen as religious symbols but as a "clear avowal of our Bavarian identity and Christian values". "The cross is a fundamental symbol of our ...
The success of an energy policy depends on it being owned locally and decentralised, a top policymaker has said, adding: "Many economically underdeveloped regions in Germany are now earning money by tapping energy from renewables." The success lies in supporting citizen energy cooperatives, ...

However, support for the CSU has increased in the southern German state over the past four months, the poll suggested. The result showed a rise of 2 percentage points since the same poll was carried out in December. Premier Markus Soeder's proposal to display the Christian symbol in all regional ...
A German state has ordered that Christian crosses should be placed on the entrance of all government buildings. Bavaria's conservative government has said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state's "cultural identity and Christian-western ...
A regional government in Germany has provoked national debate after it announced it was considering a ban on girls under the age of 14 wearing Islamic headscarves. The initiative comes as neighbouring Austria is set to prohibit headscarves in primary schools and kindergartens. But the proposals in ...
Catalan ex-head Puigdemont to appear in German court after protests flare. Carles Puigdemont was detained in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, five months after going into self-imposed exile from Spain. Carles Puigdemont. Picture: Twitter/@KRLS. Carles Puigdemont. Picture: ...

Dusseldorf is the seat of the state government, and the 2nd largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the largest state in Germany with a population of 18 million. Driving bans in Dusseldorf would have a severe impact on diesel car resale values, but would of course cut air pollution, which is why ...
THE German federal state of Hesse is concerned about a lack of communication from Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which last year acquired Hahn Airport near Frankfurt. HNA Group owns 82.5% of Hahn's shares, and Hesse owns the remaining 17.5%. Hesse finance minister Thomas Schaefer (from ...
German soft power coupled with a return to hard power military capabilities may prove to be a potent combination for the German state, but one that could fundamentally alter the nation's identity since the founding of NATO. NATO is unlikely to suffer because of a weak German military, but the real debate ...
This money would then be used to repay the bankrupt airline's creditors, including the German state, suppliers, and passengers. Etihad Airways, which has owned 29.2% of Air Berlin's stake since 2011, sent a comfort letter saying it would continue to financially support the German carrier for at least a ...

A conservative-leaning state in Germany has dropped plans to challenge gay marriage equality laws for same-sex couples. Germany brought the laws in last year giving same-sex couples full marital rights and allows them to adopt children. And now Bavarian state government, run by the CDU's sister party ...
A conservative-leaning state in Germany has dropped plans to challenge the country's marriage equality law. The Bavarian State Government, which is run by the Christian Social Union (CSU), announced Tuesday that it would not try to fight equality laws for same-sex couples that passed last year, after ...
Tax loopholes. Germany moves against tax tricksters. The German state finance ministers want to close loopholes in the tax system that have been abused by big companies and rich citizens. By. Martin Greive; and; Jan Hildebrand. Published on March 7, 2018 11:38 pm. Audio ...
Two German states said Wednesday they would sell troubled maritime lender HSH Nordbank in the first full privatisation of one of the regionally-owned "Landesbank" lenders hit badly by the financial crisis. Leaders from Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein states said at a news conference they would sell ...
Facial coverings of any kind would be banned from German courtrooms under legislation to be introduced by the Justice Ministry of the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia. The ban would extend to Muslim religious garments like the burqa or the niqab, but also to any garment designed to obscure a ...
Following the German Government's cold shoulder for the first attempt to use the jurisdiction of a New York District Court to institute reparations, Herero and Nama tribal chiefs, Vekuii Rukoro and Johannes Isaack have now changed their tack. On Valentine's Day, the two chiefs together with a US Citizen, ...
Diesel Bans Unlikely Before 2020: German State Minister; Continental Appoints Krishan Kohli as Head of Business Unit Vehicle Dynamics in India; ICRA Ups FY18 Revenue Growth Estimate for Auto Component Industry; Major Threat to Vehicle Safety Due to Different Norms for New, Replacement Parts: ...


 

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