Coal producer Leag is pushing ahead with its transformation into a green electricity provider. Plans for wind and solar power plants have been completed. The grid is still missing for hydrogen-capable power plants. Coal mining continues.
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The number of unauthorized entries into Germany fell sharply in November compared to the previous month. According to an answer from the Federal Government to a question from MP Clara Bünger (Left Party), the Federal Police apprehended a total of 4,353 foreigners entering Germany without authorizati ..
Potsdam (dpa/bb) - The director of the Lusatia Festival, Daniel Kühnel, has rejected accusations from the region about the program design and the non-involvement of local artists. Speaking to the state parliament's culture committee on Wednesday, he spoke of a campaign being waged against the festiv ..
Sorbian customs are practiced in Lower Lusatia before Christmas. One is the silent Christ Child who blesses the people. A language center sees the Sorbian language preserved.
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 ..
At the Lusatia Festival, local identity is supposed to meet internationality. But the concept is becoming a bone of contention between regional artists and the management. A well-known author finds clear words.
At the onset of winter, the power plant units in Lusatia are not running at full capacity due to disruptions at the Jänschwalde and Boxberg sites. According to the operator Leag, a "minor malfunction" was detected in a boiler at the Jänschwalde lignite-fired power plant. This means that the units ar ..
On Wednesday, up to 3,000 pharmacies in eastern Germany will remain closed to protest against the federal government's healthcare policy. Pharmacies are under immense economic pressure.
Hertha BSC will host third division side FC Erzgebirge Aue for a test match in Berlin. The match will take place on January 6.
The volume of orders in the main construction sector in eastern Germany fell by 4.1 percent to EUR 14.6 billion. No trend reversal in sight.
The financial resources for structural development in Lusatia are secured, despite the federal budget crisis. Funding remains unaffected and is legally secured by the Coal Phase-out Act.
Local authorities in Lusatia concerned about precautionary blocking of financial commitments by the federal government
The municipalities in Lusatia are concerned about the precautionary blocking of financial commitments by the federal government, as this could lead to delays in projects.
From February to September, the number of unauthorized entries into Germany rose steadily. The Federal Police have new figures for October that point in a different direction.
The private railroad company Odeg is also expecting disruptions and cancellations on its lines due to the warning strike by the train drivers' union GDL. As Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn uses the infrastructure of Deutsche Bahn, restrictions are possible, Odeg announced in Berlin on Wednesday. However, Odeg ..
The heads of the eastern German states meet for a special conference in Brussels to discuss irregular migration and securing skilled workers.
The completion of the Freedom and Unity Monument in Berlin is at risk without additional federal funding, according to the general contractor. According to information from Friday, the Stuttgart office of Milla & Partner has asked the Federal Institute for Building and Regional Planning, which i ..
The Berlin-Brandenburg and Saxony business associations see long-term economic development in Lusatia under threat and are calling for a reliable policy to resolve the acute problems quickly.
Olympic canoeing champion Ronald Rauhe has been elected to the Athletes' Commission of the European Olympic Committees. This was announced by the German Canoe Association (DKV) on Tuesday. The 42-year-old Rauhe, who ended his successful career with gold in the four-man kayak at the Olympic Games in ..
The energy supplier EnviaM is increasing the electricity price for owners of heat pumps and heat storage systems. As of January 1, the price for heat pump electricity will rise by 4.21 cents to 33.10 cents per kilowatt hour gross, the company announced on Monday. That is an increase of around 15 per ..
A wrong-way driver has caused a serious traffic accident on the A13 highway from Berlin to Dresden. According to the police, the elderly man drove onto the highway in the wrong direction at the Klettwitz junction near Senftenberg. The accident then occurred in the direction of Dresden and, according ..
The eastern German states are already cooperating in the fight against right-wing extremism - now cooperation is to be intensified. There is also agreement on the topics of migration and anti-Semitism.
Lusatia is to establish itself as a European cultural region and cultural brand. Around 130 stakeholders from Saxony and Brandenburg met on Friday at the first Lusatia Cultural Forum in Doberlug-Kirchhain (Elbe-Elster district) for an initial thematic exchange. Lusatia has a unique treasure with its ..
The economic development of the eastern German mechanical and plant engineering sector continues to lose momentum. Only 62 percent of companies still rated their overall situation as positive in the third quarter, according to the eastern branch of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) on Thursda ..
Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner has questioned the date for the coal phase-out mentioned in the coalition agreement. "As long as it is not clear that energy is available and affordable, we should put an end to dreams of phasing out coal-fired power in 2030," the FDP politician told the "K ..
Politician Sahra Wagenknecht wants to run with her new party in the three eastern German state elections next year, if possible. "We are striving to run in the three federal states, but whether we really make it in all three will of course depend on how the state associations are set up by then, whi ..
The freight transport industry is critical of the new fixed controls on the border with Poland. The border has "a high volume of traffic, both from commercial transports and commuter traffic," a spokeswoman for the German Road Haulage, Logistics and Waste Management Association (BGL) said Tuesday. F ..
As part of a Bundeswehr exercise, a larger military convoy from Saxony is expected to arrive in Berlin-Kladow next Monday. The convoy of about 100 vehicles will start at the Oberlausitz military training area near the Saxon town of Weißwasser and is expected to arrive at Berlin's Blücher Barracks af ..
For a long-term stabilization of the water balance in Lusatia with the coal phase-out, the Alliance Greens in Brandenburg, Saxony and Berlin demand a series of measures from the federal and state governments.
The police union supports Germany's joint action with Poland and the Czech Republic in the fight against smugglers.
After a three-year break, LKT Team Brandenburg will return to professional cycling with a women's team in the 2024 season. "We want to support and contribute to the positive development and professionalization of women's cycling. It's time for women," said team manager Steffen Blochwitz.For the 2024 ..
The author Domenico Müllensiefen has been honored with the Uwe-Johnson-Förderpreis 2023. The 36-year-old received the honor, which is endowed with 5000 euros, on Friday evening in the rehearsal stage of the Schauspielhaus Neubrandenburg, as the Mecklenburg Literary Society announced on Saturday. The ..
The establishment of companies like Altech promotes the development of battery production in Lusatia. Altech plans to build two factories in the Schwarze Pumpe industrial park in Brandenburg, with investments of over one billion euros and the creation of 1,000 jobs.
A few months ago, ARD journalist Jessy Wellmer already showed the special view of East Germans. Now she was on the road again for the film "Listen to us! We East Germans and the West".
In the dispute over a private forest plot for the expansion of the Nochten open-cast lignite mine, the Saxon Upper Mining Authority heard Monday. "It is madness to still expropriate land for lignite mining," said the federal chairman of the Green League, René Schuster, before the start of the hearin ..
Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff has called for a fair distribution of grid fees for electricity consumers. Companies in regions where there is a particularly strong expansion of renewable energies should not be disadvantaged, the CDU politician said at the start of the East German ..
Full energy for Lusatia: The German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) has called for more dynamism in structural change in the south of Brandenburg and eastern Saxony. "Now must be clotted and not blotted. For this, a forward-looking structural policy is necessary, which focuses on tariff-bound, co-de ..
Thuringia's AfD state party and parliamentary group leader Björn Höcke has sworn in his supporters in Oranienburg for the election year 2024 and underlined the party's ambitions. "We must achieve one thing (...) that those who love Germany with all their hearts come to the high state offices - to th ..
In Berlin-Tempelhof, a new 900-ton railroad bridge has been pushed into position over the Teltow Canal. The bridge is located south of the Attilastrasse S-Bahn station and is an important part of the reconstruction and expansion of the Dresdner Bahn. "When the Dresdner Bahn comes into service in 202 ..
In its fourth edition, the Lusatia Festival is feeling an unprecedented response. At the halfway point, the festival in southern Brandenburg and eastern Saxony reported many sold-out and well-attended events. "We are very pleased that we have succeeded in the first half of the festival to fill theda ..
In February, Federal Economics Minister Habeck was in Lusatia. He promised further talks. Six months later, municipal representatives are now meeting him in Berlin. And have some demands.
The eastern German textile industry is calling on the German government to ensure lower energy prices. The industrial electricity price currently under discussion completely bypasses medium-sized companies, the Association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry (vti) announced on Fri ..
EnviaM, the energy supplier from eastern Germany, has criticized the federal government for the protracted grid expansion in Germany. According to CEO Stephan Lowis, the federal government is forgetting about grid expansion, which is criminal. Lowis stressed that while targets relating to the energy ..
Sun and wind are generating more and more electricity. On the other hand, consumers are increasingly using heat pumps, electric cars and storage in their own homes. This increases the demands on the grid. As a result, the operator Mitnetz has to make substantial investments.