City of wolfsburg: 'close exchange' with volkswagen

Unlike some members of the city council, the Wolfsburg city council considers communication with the largest local employer to be good. "There is a close exchange between Volkswagen and the city of Wolfsburg on topics relevant to urban development – also involving the council," it said in a statement.

Sabrina Dunschede from the city press office refers, on the one hand, to the annual Advent talks and to the participation of VW board members at the receptions for the city birthdays. "In the so-called VW city talks, Volkswagen, the city administration and council members equally regularly discuss important developments," she writes further. In 2018, he said, one meeting had already taken place in June, and the second meeting had been scheduled for this year.

Another special expression of Volkswagen's sense of responsibility for its Group capital is the joint subsidiary Wolfsburg AG, which promotes the further development of the Wolfsburg site, he said. "There is also a regular exchange between politicians and Volkswagen representatives on the supervisory board," Dunschede said.

Are the "lateral thinkers" only a collective movement of Corona critics ? Or are they a grouping with extremist structures? The parliamentary control committee of the state parliament in Baden-Wurttemberg will deal with this question on Thursday.

In a special meeting, it wants to discuss the potential danger posed by the movement. Over the weekend, it had become known that the Interception protection does not currently classify the movement as an "object of observation.

But more and more politicians and experts are warning against underestimating the danger. Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) announced Tuesday that it wants to target the Corona protests more closely. The spread of disinformation and conspiracy theories in the pandemic "encourages radical forces and is likely to manipulate the democratic will".

Prosieben shocks with documentary about the far-right scene
  • ProSieben showed on Monday evening, 28. September, at 20.3 p.m. the documentary "Right. German. Radical."
  • Reporter Thilo Mischke had spent 18 months researching the right-wing scene for this report
  • The documentary features a former right-wing scene YouTuber who is now in a dropout program
  • A covert conversation between the YouTuber and an alleged AfD official caused a tangible scandal
  • He talks about "gassing" migrants. He says the worse Germany is doing, the better it is for the AfD
  • The former fD spokesman Christian Luth was terminated by the faction leadership even before the broadcast

Which AfD official wants to shoot or gas "all migrants"? This is the question viewers will be asking themselves when they watch the new ProSieben special "Right. German. Radical." have seen, which the station on Monday evening at 20.15 o'clock has aired.

Reporter Thilo Mischke Has gone into the right-wing scene for 18 months for the TV documentary. He is not undercover, but with an open visor on the road. Therefore, with some exceptions, his revelations are not forbidden keyhole views. These are impressions of, among other things, right-wing rock concerts in Thuringia and Pegida gatherings in Dresden. The explosive nature of the report arises from how openly the reporter's interlocutors identify with right-wing extremist ideas on camera.

For example Michael Bruck (30), North Rhine-Westphalia state chairman of the party "Die Rechte," which is classified by the Verfangsschutz as hostile to democracy, who very clearly reveals his extreme right-wing views. Or Sanny Kujath (18), the youthful face of the right-wing youth group "Junge Revolution". He baits new blood for the far-right scene, calls himself a "nationalist" and doesn't want to talk about World War II. He wants a different, right-wing Germany and relies on the fact that all right-wing groups network themselves.

Never before have so many people watched a needle prick. Chewing gum and emphatically enjoying themselves took Israel's head of government Benjamin Netanyahu sat in front of live TV cameras and held out his right upper arm to receive the first partial vaccination against the Coronavirus to receive. "Up, up, go vaccinate everyone!", he shouted into the cameras afterwards. That was three weeks ago.

What followed was a true Vaccination rush. No country in the world is moving so fast on the Corona vaccination front. Almost two million Israelis have received the first of two vaccinations, which is more than 20 percent of the population.

While the EU countries have just completed the first meters of their vaccination campaigns, Israel is already talking about the finish line: By March the country, which has a population of around nine million, is said to be fully vaccinated. 16 million vaccine doses have been ordered, it says.

The Federal Ministry of Health's plan to offer vaccinations to all children and adolescents has intensified the dispute over the ie of childhood vaccinations. According to the will of Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), 12- to 17-year-olds should in principle be able to receive Corona vaccinations with Biontech and Moderna in vaccination centers and from physicians.

On Monday, the health ministers of the federal states followed Spahn's will and decided on nationwide vaccination programs Vaccination offers for adolescents and children from the age of twelve. With appropriate medical information and with the consent of the parents or custodians, the twelve to 17 year olds in vaccination centers or with low-threshold offers may be vaccinated in the future.

Stiko recommends child vaccination only in case of risk

The Permanent Vaccination Commission had recommended vaccinations for this age group only for children and adolescents at special risk – i.e. with pre-existing conditions or with relatives with pre-existing conditions who cannot get vaccinated themselves. Currently, there is still too little data on possible health consequences for twelve- to 17-year-olds, Stiko chairman Thomas Mertens told radio station NDR Info. "We say we cannot make a general recommendation as long as we do not have the necessary data security in this regard."

Has Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer been able to influence parliament in the affair about the failed car toll lied to? After statements by the most important witnesses in the Bundestag's toll investigation committee, the prere on the controversial CSU politician is growing enormously. The operating companies had offered the minister in November 2018 to wait with the signing of the billion-dollar contract until a ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) – but Scheuer had refused.

That's what Klaus-Peter Schulenberg, CEO of the am Toll consortium and the ticket marketing company CTS Eventim, and thus heavily incriminated the minister. For Scheuer had stressed a year ago at a question time in the Bundestag, such an offer had not existed. One big problem: there are no official minutes of this meeting.

Scheuer had signed the toll contracts at the end of 2018, although there was no legal certainty. The ECJ overturned the toll plans in June 2019, and Scheuer may have rushed to cancel the contracts. The consortium of operators is now demanding 560 million euros in damages by the federal government.

Concerns grow about mental impairment as a result of Covid-19. Many affected complain of concentration problems, Memory loss, Confusion. Up to 80 percent of hospitalized patients had reported neurological effects of their disease, according to a study by the international consortium GCS-Neuro-Covid published in the journal Jama Open.

For scientists from the Imperial College London the data was nevertheless too thin. "There is limited information on the nature and metrics of cognitive problems after infection, and on the overall spread and severity of the disease," they write in the journal Eclinicalmedicine, which is part of the Lancet.

One-eighth of the patients had Corona disease

So the researchers looked for a correlation, evaluating Data from 81.337 people whose mental capacity had been clinically validated between January and December 2020 as part of the Great British Intelligence Test. The data were supplemented by Surveys and self-reports. One-eighth of the subjects had covid-19, and some participants had also contracted sars-CoV-2 during the course of the study.

The situation in Germany has stabilized. The measures to bring the Coronavirus to contain, are taken back ever further. Also for many employees much changes at present. Most of them are to be gradually removed from the Home office back to the office return. But within the three months since the lockdown in mid-March, much has changed.

Employees and employers Have learned that the work is done, even if you do not see each other every day and everyone works from home. In many companies, this is how a delayed mobilization of labor and digitalization has taken effect overnight. Some workers may not even want to go back to the office, many can't because childcare in schools and daycare centers is not yet back to its usual extent.

In private, many employees have gained time, work trips have been eliminated, business trips were not possible. Two employment lawyers, Boris Dzida, a lawyer and partner at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and Marta Boning, a lawyer and head of unit for individual Industrial law at the German Trade Union Confederation, answer the most important questions on the topic of returning from the Home office to the office.

Discrimination: uefa investigates after hungary game

The European Football Union (Uefa) has initiated disciplinary proceedings on suspicion of "discriminatory incidents" at the German national team's last European Championship group match against Hungary. UEFA announced on Friday. Investigations are underway into possible misconduct by Hungarian fans during last Wednesday's match, she said. There were no further details at first. According to media reports, Hungarian supporters made homophobic shouts at 2:2.

Because of possible "discriminatory incidents", UEFA had already ied a warning last Sunday in relation to Hungary's first European Championship games against Portugal on 15. June (0:3) and against France on 19. June (1:1) Investigations initiated.

French players had been insulted by some fans, sometimes savagely and racistly. When black striker Kylian Mbappe was on the ball, monkey sounds always rang out from the stands. This was reported by a dpa reporter from the stadium. Attacker Karim Benzema, who has Algerian roots, was also verbally abused sporadically.

U.S. President Joe Biden is still trying to gloss over the defeat in Afghanistan. The original goal of the Military deployment in the Hindu Kush has been achieved for a long time: After the terrorist attacks of 11. September 2001, new attacks on the U.S. were prevented.

In the future USA Islamist terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda fight effectively even without a permanent military presence, Biden says. A bold promise. In fact, the threat of Islamist terror is likely to grow in the foreseeable future.

Security expert expects terror threat to grow

Jihadists worldwide are already cheering the victory of the Taliban. "Muslims and mujahideen in Pakistan, Kashmir, Yemen, Syria, Gaza, Somalia and Mali are celebrating the liberation of Afghanistan and the introduction of Sharia law," for example, stated Al-Qaeda propaganda department. For Al-Qaeda and other groups, it's more than just a triumph. "The terror threat is increasing," Christian Molling, a security expert and research director at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), tells our editorial team.