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Current Social News from Saxony Dresden Leipzig Chemnitz

The current Saxon online newspaper. Current news on social issues today from Saxony Dresden Chemnitz Leipzig.

View of an apartment block on the edge of the opening of 22 newly built apartments in 2020 / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Great need for more social housing in Dresden

The number of social housing units in Saxony rose by 452 to just under 13,000 last year. However, the demand is far higher. In a survey, local authorities reported a need for a good 11,000 additional social housing units. At 10,000, the shortage is by far the greatest in Dresden, according to the Mi ..

The lettering "drink Coca-Cola" is on a building of the administration of the beverage manufacturer Coca-Cola / Photo: picture alliance / dpa

Coca-Cola grows in Germany

Coca-Cola's classic soft drinks are still popular, but the US company has recently seen particularly strong growth in energy drinks and sports drinks in Germany. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, the company responsible for bottling, sales and distribution, announced on Friday that Powerade, Fuze Tea ..

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Company recalls cookies nationwide

The company Banketbakkerij Merba B.V. has recalled various types of cookies nationwide. The reason for the recall is that the packs could contain metal contaminants. The affected products were immediately withdrawn from sale, the company announced on Tuesday. They were available in almost all German ..

The product mentioned in the text has been recalled / Photo: ---/dpa-Infografik/dpa/Illustration

Cookie manufacturer recalls products nationwide

The Dutch company Banketbakkerij Merba has recalled cookie varieties of various brands throughout Germany due to possible metal parts. The company announced on Friday that it could not rule out the possibility of metal contaminants in individual packs. Consumption is not recommended. The affected pr ..

The New Town Hall (r) and the Monument to the Battle of the Nations at dawn / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Symbolic image

Foundation stone laid for 100 new social housing units in Leipzig

The foundation stone for 100 new council apartments was laid in Leipzig on Thursday. The municipal Leipziger Wohnungs- und Baugesellschaft (LWB) wants to bring the two- to six-room apartments to the market for a basic rent of 6.50 euros per square meter, as the company announced. The LWB is receivin ..

Wolfram Günther (Alliance 90/The Greens), Environment Minister of Saxony, sits in a press conference after the foreign cabinet meeting of the Saxon state government / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Günther: Food industry in a stable position

Saxony's Agriculture Minister Wolfram Günther (Greens) has attested to the good development of the food industry in the state. The industry is in a stable position, but has had turbulent years behind it, he said on Monday at the Green Week in Berlin. "Extreme weather, increased input prices and the ..

The SEZ sports and recreation center in Berlin Friedrichshain on Landsberger Allee / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

GDR adventure pool SEZ in Berlin to be demolished

The former sports and recreation center (SEZ) in Berlin, the GDR's flagship adventure pool, is to be demolished. According to the current development plan, around 500 apartments and a new school are to be built on the site. "The implementation of the development plan will require the demolition of t ..

Garbage cans lying on Eisenbahnstraße in the east of the city / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Leipzig's city cleaning service collects less New Year's Eve waste

The Leipzig city cleaning service collected slightly less garbage on the streets on New Year's Day than a year ago. "Our colleagues have so far removed just under 74 cubic meters of New Year's Eve waste in the city area," said a press spokeswoman in Leipzig on Wednesday. However, the figure could ri ..

Fireworks explode on New Year's Eve over the historic old town on the Elbe / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Peaceful turn of the year in Dresden

The fire department reports a peaceful New Year in Dresden with no attacks on emergency services. There were 247 New Year's Eve call-outs, mainly for medical assistance due to excessive alcohol and drug consumption as well as injuries caused by fireworks.