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Barbara Klepsch, Saxony's Minister of Culture, speaks at the state party conference of the CDU Saxony in Chemnitz / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Government wants to secure cultural offerings in Saxony

Saxony's government wants to secure cultural offerings in the Free State with additional money. Ten municipal theaters and orchestras have agreed with State Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch (CDU) on funding totalling 4.6 million euros for 2023 and 2024, the Ministry of Culture announced in Dresde ..

Volleyball players on the ball / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Dresden volleyball players win first round of 16 match

Dresdner SC's volleyball players have put themselves in a good position to reach the quarter-finals of the European CEV Cup. The team of coach Alexander Waibl won the first leg of the round of 16 against SSC Palmberg Schwerin 3:0 (30:28, 25:23, 25:22) in front of 1778 spectators in a hard-fought mat ..

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 ..

Saxony's Energy Minister Wolfram Günther in Berlin / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa/Archivbild

Saxony calls for rapid solution for major projects

Saxony's Energy Minister Wolfram Günther has called for swift certainty for planned and eligible projects following the budget ruling. "In Saxony, we are talking about the chip industry, the solar industry and large hydrogen projects, among others," said the Green politician on Monday after consulta ..

Dynamo's Stefan Kutschke (l) against Regensburg's Florian Ballas / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Ballas heads Regensburg to victory at Dynamo Dresden

With a knockout in stoppage time, Jahn Regensburg won the top match of the 3rd Football League at leaders Dynamo Dresden and took the lead in the table. Former Dresden player Florian Ballas (90.+3), of all people, headed the visitors to victory in front of 29,578 spectators at the Rudolf Harbig Stad ..

The bus stop at Bartlake in Dresden / Photo: Daniel Schäfer/dpa/Symbild

Information shows bus and train capacity utilization in real time

Passengers on Dresden's public transport system (DVB) can now see how full their streetcars or buses will be before they set off. A corresponding automatic passenger counting system has been installed in the vehicles, as the DVB announced on Friday. The display in the timetable information on the In ..

A passer-by with an umbrella / Photo: Marcus Brandt/dpa/Symbolic image

Rain, squalls and snowfall expected in Saxony

Thick clouds, squalls and showers dominate the weather situation in Saxony. There may be isolated thunderstorms, according to the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday. Snow is also expected, with 1 to 5 centimetres of fresh snow falling above 600 meters by the evening, according to the forecast. T ..

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 ..

Dynamo's Tom Berger plays the ball / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Dynamo advance to the quarter-finals with a 4:0 win in Glauchau

Third-division soccer team SG Dynamo Dresden have reached the quarter-finals of the Saxony Cup. Coach Markus Anfang's team won 4:0 (2:0) against Landesliga side VfB Empor Glauchau on Wednesday afternoon and confidently lived up to its role as favorites in front of 4,000 spectators at Sportpark Glauc ..

A pair of reading glasses lies on an open paper book / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa/Illustration

Book Day: Schoolchildren receive a story as a gift

Ahead of World Book Day next year, pupils in Saxony are to receive a story written especially for the day as a gift. Teachers of fourth and fifth graders as well as special education and welcome classes have been able to order book vouchers for this purpose since Wednesday, the Saxon Ministry of Cul ..

Passers-by watch the erection of a 55-year-old Colorado fir tree on the Altmarkt / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Dresden Striezelmarkt opens on November 29

Dresden will soon be able to "striezel" again. Construction for the 589th Dresden Striezelmarkt is in full swing, the city announced on Monday. From November 29 to December 24, more than 200 stalls ranging from arts and crafts to culinary delights will attract visitors to the Altmarkt. The Stollen F ..

Raindrops can be seen on a car windshield. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolic image

Rain and wind expected in Saxony

Wind and squalls as well as rain are expected in Saxony at the start of the week. According to the German Weather Service (DWD) on Monday, it will be mainly overcast during the course of the day. There will be prolonged rain on the border with Brandenburg and showers in western Saxony. There will be ..

A corner flag with the Dynamo logo blows in the wind / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Dynamo Dresden votes for women's soccer and e-sports

Third-division soccer club Dynamo Dresden voted at its ordinary general meeting for the new areas of women's soccer and e-sports. The two motions to amend the content of the articles of association were approved by the 733 members present (7 of whom were not entitled to vote). The General Assembly, ..

Dresden coach Alexander Waibl. His team has reached the round of 16 in the European CEV Cup / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Dresden volleyball players reach round of 16

The Dresden women's volleyball team has reached the round of 16 in the European CEV Cup. The team of coach Alexander Waibl won the first round against the Spanish champions and Supercup winners CV Gran Canaria 3:0 (25:21, 25:15, 25:23) at home on Wednesday after a 3:0 first leg victory. In the next ..

A tester holds a Christmas stollen in his hand / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Every year again: judges rate Dresden Christmas stollen

It is sniffed, felt, inspected and tasted: On Tuesday, a jury tested the famous Christmas stollen for its inner and outer texture, smell and taste during a public test in Dresden. The experts have been examining a total of 152 stollen since October, according to the Dresden Stollen Protection Associ ..

The sun rises behind wind turbines / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolic image

Saxony approves more wind turbines than in the previous year

Saxony has already approved more wind turbines in the first nine months of this year than in the entire previous year. In the first three quarters, permits have been issued for 24 wind turbines with a capacity of around 140 megawatts, as announced by the Ministry of Energy in Dresden on Tuesday. In ..

A court officer stands in a courtroom / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa/Symbolic image

Anti-Israeli slogan prosecuted under criminal law

The slogan "From the river to the sea", which is often used at pro-Palestinian demonstrations, will also be prosecuted in Saxony in future. The opinion of the Munich Public Prosecutor General's Office is also shared by the Dresden Public Prosecutor General's Office, the Dresden authority said on Tue ..

Volleyball players on the ball / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolic image

Dresden volleyball players win against Suhl

The volleyball players of Dresdner SC have continued their winning streak. Coach Alexander Waibl's team won 3:2 (25:20, 24:26, 19:24, 25:21, 15:10) against VfB Suhl Lotto Thüringen in the Bundesliga on Saturday after a tough battle. It was their sixth success in a row in all competitions.The Dresden ..

Saxony's Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch (CDU) / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Renaming works: Klepsch defends artistic freedom

In the discussion about the renaming of works of art at the Dresden State Art Collections (SKD), Culture Minister Barbara Klepsch has defended artistic freedom. "We do not interfere politically with the freedom of art," emphasized the CDU politician in the state parliament on Thursday. It is therefo ..

Semperoper on Theaterplatz / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Klepsch: Culture should continue to be made future-proof

In view of the financial difficulties and concerns about the future of many municipal theaters and orchestras, Saxony's Minister of Culture Barbara Klepsch has promised help. There are talks with the Ministry of Finance, said the CDU politician in the state parliament on Thursday. She is hoping for ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Kretschmer calls reduction in electricity tax "emergency operation"

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer sees the planned reduction in electricity tax for the manufacturing industry as an "emergency operation, but not a permanent solution". The CDU politician explained on Thursday that Saxony had been calling for the reduction for a long time and that it w ..

View of the plenary chamber during a session of the Saxon State Parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Saxon state parliament convenes for second day of session

Higher wages in the public sector, the steel industry and Saxony's cultural landscape - the state parliament in Dresden will be dealing with current debates and questioning the state government on its second day of sitting this week on Thursday. Culture Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU) will take the f ..

Sachsenforst employees stand in a wooded area during the beech seed harvest / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

State forest: Sachsenforst complains about poor seed yield

According to the state forestry company, the trees in Saxony's forests have yielded far too little seed this year to meet the demand for forest conversion. The result is "mixed to sobering", said state forestry president Utz Hempfling on Wednesday. A total of 110 kilograms of pure seed had been coll ..

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

Kretschmer: Federal-Länder agreement only a first step

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer has criticized the results of the federal-state negotiations on migration as disappointing. Many points had been watered down by the federal government, the CDU politician said in Dresden on Tuesday. Nevertheless, the final decision was important as a f ..

Jörg Dittrich, President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH) and President of the Dresden Chamber of Skilled Crafts, speaks / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Dittrich: Construction industry heading for a massive crisis

The Dresden Chamber of Crafts has warned of a collapse in the construction industry. Quick and decisive political action is needed, warned Chamber President Jörg Dittrich on Monday. "If this does not happen, the construction industry is heading for a massive crisis and there is a threat of staff and ..

The word property tax appears on a computer screen on the page of the online tax portal Elster / Photo: Bernd Weißbrod/dpa/Archivbild

Around 423,000 appeals against property tax assessments

About 423,000 appeals have been lodged against the new property tax assessments in Saxony so far. This was reported by the "Sächsische Zeitung" and the "Freie Presse" on Monday. The spokesman for the Ministry of Finance, Roland Herold, said that there were various reasons why owners did not accept t ..

A spotlight illuminates the curtain on a stage / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Symbolic image

Pantomime Theater Festival with artists from six countries

The art without words is understood in all languages: Pantomime. At its 38th edition next week, the Pantomime Theater Festival in Dresden will present artists and ensembles from Mexico, Estonia, Portugal, France, Germany and Switzerland. As the organizers announced on Friday, seven performances are ..

Saxony's Minister of Social Affairs Petra Köpping / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Countries: More money for unaccompanied minor refugees

The youth and family ministers of the federal states are demanding more money from the federal government for unaccompanied minor refugees. The federal government should contribute at least half of the costs for care and support, Saxony's Ministry of Social Affairs announced on Friday. The funds sho ..

Evening view of the illuminated Semper Opera House on Theaterplatz / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Minister Klepsch optimistic: Culture on the upswing

Thanks to financial support, Saxony's culture has come through the Corona pandemic well, despite severe restrictions and losses. Museums and theaters, festivals and events are in demand - and the response is sometimes surprising.

A carriage of the suspension railroad travels to the valley station. / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Mountain railroads closed in November due to autumn overhaul

The suspension railroad and funicular in Dresden will each be out of service for two weeks during the annual fall overhaul in November. This was announced by the Dresden transport authority on Wednesday. According to the statement, the suspension railroad will be closed from November 6 to November 1 ..

A Star of David hangs on a wall in the prayer room of a synagogue. / Photo: David Inderlied/dpa/Symbolic image

Saxony increases protection of Jewish institutions

Saxony has stepped up protection of Jewish institutions to counter anti-Semitic incidents. Head of government Michael Kretschmer stressed the importance of protection and condemned terrorist activities in the Middle East.

A tractor pulls a plow and harrow across a harvested field / Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Symbolbild

Saxon farmers with loudest protest in front of the state parliament

A lot of horsepower and loud protest: Dozens of farmers drove tractors in front of the Saxon Parliament on Wednesday morning to protest against the delayed payment of EU funds. They expressed their displeasure with a concert of horns and placards. "This is just the tip of the iceberg," said Marc Ber ..

Saxony's parliament stands on a grid at the back of the parliament building / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-central-picture/dpa

Special meeting on breakdown in payment of EU agricultural subsidies

The agricultural committee of the Saxon state parliament wants to deal with the breakdown around the delayed disbursement of EU funds on Wednesday at a special meeting. The meeting of the Committee for Energy, Climate Protection, Environment and Agriculture will be held in the morning under the titl ..

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

Kretschmer supports reduction in benefits for asylum seekers

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) supports the proposal by FDP federal ministers to cut social benefits for asylum seekers. "We know that social standards are also a major reason for illegal migration to Germany," Kretschmer said Saturday. "These are the wrong rules for a country of i ..

Dynamo must now pay a fine for the pyro offense committed by its fans. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Pyrotechnics: Dynamo Dresden must pay 17,500 euros fine

Dynamo Dresden must pay a fine of 17,500 euros for pyrotechnics offenses committed by its supporters. The sports court of the German Football Association (DFB) thus sanctioned unsportsmanlike conduct by the fans of the third-division club on Friday. According to the DFB, they had set off at least 50 ..

Shining Herrnhut stars. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolbild

"Cinderella" prince hosts Dresden Advent concert

The prince from the cult Christmas fairy tale movie "Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella" and Angelo Kelly will be at the Great Advent Concert 2023 in Dresden. "I have many fond memories of Dresden and now a new one is added," said a delighted Czech actor Pavel Trávníček, who will play host at Dynamo Dre ..

Jason Beechey, rector of the Palucca University of Dance / Photo: Monika Skolimowska/dpa-centralimage/dpa/archiveimage

Palucca Director Jason Beechey follows call to Zurich

The longtime rector of the Palucca University of Dance in Dresden, Jason Beechey, is moving to Switzerland. As the Saxon Ministry of Science announced Wednesday, Beechey will take over the newly created position of "Head of Dance" at the Zurich University of the Arts about a year before his regular ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Homeland Union accuses Greens and SPD of denial of reality

The conservative Homeland Union has accused Saxony's CDU coalition partners of the Greens and SPD of "denying reality." "In the state election on September 1, 2024, voters will hopefully give the right answer and encourage these two parties to rethink their unrealistic policies by an election result ..

Michael Kretschmer (CDU), Minister President of the Free State of Saxony / Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa

Asylum protest almost moves in front of Kretschmer's Dresden home

Participants of a protest meeting against a planned refugee shelter in the north of Dresden moved to the home of Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) on Sunday. In a video posted on X (formerly Twitter), dozens of people can be seen walking down a residential street behind a banner readi ..

Dynamo's Manuel Schäffler (r) celebrates with Niklas Hauptmann after scoring the 1:0 goal / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Dynamo Dresden defends league lead with 1-0 win

Dynamo Dresden has defended its lead in the standings in the 3rd Football League. For this, a 1-0 (1:0) was enough on Saturday against Preußen Münster. The sixth home victory secured Manuel Schäffler with his goal in the eleventh minute. "The shortcoming was, we just left too much. We simply have to ..

A sign reading "Police" hangs from a police headquarters / Photo: Roland Weihrauch/dpa/Symbolbild

36 crimes since Hamas attack on Israel at demonstrations

Since the attack by the Hamas terror militia on Israel on October 7, a total of 36 politically motivated crimes have been reported to the Saxony State Criminal Police Office (LKA) in connection with it. Half were detected at demonstrations in Chemnitz, Dresden, Leipzig and Pirna, the Interior Minist ..