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A pharmacy sign is displayed at the entrance to a pharmacy / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa/Symbolic image

Thousands at pharmacist protest: Pharmacies closed

Numerous pharmacists from the eastern German states gathered in Dresden on Wednesday to protest against the federal government's healthcare policy. According to the Federal Union of German Pharmacists' Associations (ABDA), up to 3,000 pharmacies in Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thur ..

Reiner Haseloff (CDU), Minister President of Saxony-Anhalt, speaks at the "East Germany 2030" conference in Leipzig / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President calls for better infrastructure connections in the new federal states

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff is calling for better infrastructure links between the new federal states and Berlin and Eastern Europe. He emphasizes the need for more direct international connections from Berlin and improved train connections between Dresden, Magdeburg and Berlin. He also focuses on the demographic challenges facing the East and calls for more freedom in the allocation of university places in order to combat the shortage of doctors.

The striking clock tower stands on the site of the former Schubert & Salzer machine factory / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Five million euros for Chemnitz as Capital of Culture

Chemnitz will receive a further five million euros this year for the preparation of the Capital of Culture 2025 program. The government reached an agreement on this in Dresden on Tuesday. The Free State is thus increasing its contribution to the Capital of Culture year to a total of 25 million euros ..

Petra Köpping (SPD) speaks at the extraordinary state party conference of the Saxon SPD / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Cabinet presents draft for Saxon integration law

Saxony wants to improve the integration and participation of migrants and has approved a corresponding draft in the cabinet. This is now to be discussed in the state parliament, said Saxony's Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping on Tuesday in Dresden. The SPD politician was optimistic that the S ..

The AfD candidate for mayor Tim Lochner stands in front of a pub in the old town of Pirna / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Second round needed in Pirna mayoral election

The election of the next mayor of Pirna must be decided in a second round. In the first round of voting on Sunday, the candidate put forward by the AfD, Tim Lochner, received the most votes, but clearly missed the required absolute majority with 32.9 percent, as the city announced on its website in ..

Saxony's Minister of Social Affairs and designated SPD top candidate Petra Köpping / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Köpping calls for more financial leeway

The SPD's designated lead candidate in Saxony, Petra Köpping, has called for more will to shape the state's most pressing problems. It is not enough to simply name the problems and enrich them with unworthy discussions, said the 65-year-old at the extraordinary state party conference in Neukieritzsc ..

Lars Klingbeil, SPD Co-Chairman / Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

Lars Klingbeil at the state party conference of the SPD Saxony

Saxony's SPD wants to get in the mood for the state elections next September at a state party conference. Among other things, SPD federal chairman Lars Klingbeil is expected to give a speech on Saturday (10.00 am) in Neukieritzsch (Leipzig district). In addition, current Social Affairs Minister Petr ..

Petra Köpping (SPD), Minister of Social Affairs of Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Köpping: Winning voters with trust and reliability

The SPD's designated lead candidate in Saxony, Petra Köpping, wants to win over voters with trust and reliability. She is convinced that experience will play an important role in the state elections next September, the 65-year-old told the German Press Agency. "In the current crisis-ridden times, pe ..

Foto von Otfrid Weiss: Marine-Museum Wilhelmshaven am 30.8.2023

Israel and Palestine – war is not a solution

Germany and Europe stumbled blindly into the new Middle East war. Long before the Hamas attack and immediately after the new government took office in Israel, US President Joe Biden warned against the escalation of the situation through further settlement policies. No further war, only the peaceful coexistence of two sovereign states of Israel and Palestine can be the solution.

Many euro banknotes are in a wallet / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Illustration

Dresdeners earn the most on average in Saxony

In Saxony, employees in Dresden earn the most on average. According to the State Statistical Office on Tuesday, the average salary in Dresden was 37,661 euros. In Leipzig (36,438 euros) and Chemnitz (34,139 euros), gross wages were still above the state average. In Saxony, the average wage was €33,4 ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Kretschmer wants to remain CDU state leader: Vote

Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer wants to lead the CDU in Saxony for another two years. To this end, he is running for the chairmanship again at the state party conference in Chemnitz on Saturday. In the vote two years ago, the now 48-year-old achieved a rather meagre result of around 76 percent. I ..

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs and state chairwoman of the SPD in Hesse. / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Faeser orders border controls for another 20 days

The stationary controls at the borders with Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland will be extended by a further 20 days on Wednesday. Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) informed the EU Commission of this on Tuesday. According to her ministry, the federal police have apprehended ..