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Maximilian Krah from the AfD takes part in a session of the European Parliament / Photo: Jean-Francois Badias/AP/dpa/Archivbild

AfD leadership imposes appearance ban on top candidate Krah

With just over two weeks to go before the European elections, the AfD leadership is breaking with its lead candidate Maximilian Krah. The federal executive board has banned Krah from making an appearance, a party spokesperson confirmed on Wednesday, according to a report in the Bild newspaper.Copyri ..

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament. / Photo: Omar Havana/AP/dpa

Metsola: "Horrified by vicious attack"

The President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola, has assured SPD MEP Matthias Ecke of her support and solidarity following the attack on him. She was "appalled by the vicious attack", Metsola wrote on the X platform (formerly Twitter). Those responsible must be brought to justice. "Matthia ..

Jörg Urban (l), state chairman of the AfD Saxony, and Robert Sesselmann (AfD), district administrator of the Sonneberg district in Thuringia, stand at an AfD rally / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

AfD top candidate Krah campaigns in Chemnitz

Following allegations of possible Russian and Chinese connections and the arrest of an employee, AfD top candidate Krah is back on the campaign trail. In Chemnitz, his party is met with loud counter-protest.

The Chemnitz players celebrate with the trophy after the match. / Photo: Matthias Stickel/dpa

Kretschmer: "History written in the sporting state of Saxony"

After the Niners Chemnitz won the European Cup, the jubilation in Saxony is also great outside of sport. "Congratulations guys, you have made history in the sports state of Saxony," congratulated Minister President Michael Kretschmer (CDU) on the short message service X (formerly Twitter) last night ..

Jonas Richter (M) from Chemnitz asserts himself under the basket against Istanbul's Ahmet Aydin (2nd from left) / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Niners firmly believe in title: "Making history"

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team are on the brink of the greatest success in their club's history. Despite an eleven-goal cushion, the Saxons want to start from scratch again in the second leg in Istanbul.

Chemnitz players Kevin Yebo (from left), Jeff Garrett, Dominic Lockhart and Aher Uguak react before half-time in the Chemnitz Arena / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Niners Chemnitz win first leg of the European Cup final

The Niners Chemnitz have taken a first step towards winning the FIBA Europe Cup title. On Wednesday, the German basketball club won the first leg of the European Cup against Bahcesehir College at home by 85:74 (50:36). The second leg will take place in Turkey next Wednesday. The results of the two g ..

The pilot of a Condor plane bound for Tenerife waves to the ground crew before take-off from Leipzig/Halle Airport / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

New flights on the schedule at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports

Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports are launching their summer flight schedules with some new destinations. Leipzig/Halle has added the destinations Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain, Agadir in Morocco, Bucharest in Romania and Tirana in Albania, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG announced on Thursday ..

Kevin Yebo (l) and DeAndre Lansdowne from Chemnitz talk on the pitch / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Chemnitz in the semi-finals of European competition for the first time

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team has reached the semi-finals of a European club competition for the first time in the club's history. The Bundesliga club defeated Spanish first-division club Casademont Zaragoza 102:86 (44:38) in the second leg of the Fiba Europe Cup quarter-final on Wednesday. Th ..

An employee inspects a solar module in the final inspection of a production line for solar modules at the Meyer Burger Technology AG plant in Freiberg. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archive image

Solar manufacturer hopes to maintain production in Germany

The solar company Meyer Burger is hoping for support from politicians to keep solar module production in Germany. "We have not yet made a decision," said CEO Gunter Erfurt at a press conference on Wednesday. However, there are good signals and the expectation is that the issue will be resolved. "But ..

Kevin Yebo (l) and DeAndre Lansdowne from Chemnitz talk on the pitch / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa/Archivbild

Chemnitz reaches play-off quarter-finals in the Fiba Europe Cup

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team has celebrated its tenth win in the tenth game of this season's Fiba Europe Cup and is now through to the play-off quarter-finals. The club from Saxony defeated CSM Oradea on home court by 101:98 (89:89, 51:40) after overtime on Wednesday. Wesley van Beck (19 poin ..

Katja Meier (Bündnis90/Die Grünen), Minister of Justice of Saxony, speaks / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Greens want to make Europe more tangible for people in Saxony

The Greens want to make Europe more tangible and understandable for the people of Saxony. A member of the state parliament emphasized the importance of education and participation. Only 17.5% of people had so far taken advantage of European political education opportunities.

The Niners are happy about a victory. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Niners Chemnitz remain unbeaten: 95:79 in Oradea

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team remains unbeaten in the Fiba Europe Cup this season. The club from Saxony got the better of CSM CSU Oradea by 95:79 (40:37) on Wednesday and so celebrated its eighth win on the international stage in its eighth game this season. The German club benefited from the ..

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

Saxony demands clarity for eastern German coalfields

Saxony has demanded clarity for its own coalfields following the EU Commission's decision to compensate the energy company RWE. "The one-sided decision in favor of the compensation payment for RWE is a disappointment from Saxony's point of view. One gets the impression that the federal government is ..

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.

Rodrigo Pastore, coach of the Niners Chemnitz / Photo: Stefan Puchner/dpa/Archivbild

Chemnitz in the round of 16 of the Fiba Europe Cup ahead of schedule

The Niners Chemnitz basketball team has qualified for the round of 16 of the Fiba Europe Cup ahead of time with its fifth win in its fifth group game. The Bundesliga club defeated Polish representative Spojnia Stargard by a clear 97:75 (41:36) on home court on Wednesday and so remained unbeaten in i ..

Players reach for the ball / Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa/Symbolbild

Chemnitz defends top position with win in Stargard

The basketball players of the Niners Chemnitz have successfully defended their top position in the preliminary round group H of the Fiba Europe Cup after the second matchday. The Bundesliga club kept the upper hand on Wednesday evening at the Polish representative Spojnia Stargard with 84:66 (34:29) ..

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs, speaks / Photo: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa

Faeser: Notify EU of additional border controls

Intensified dragnets, selective controls at the borders - for a long time, the Federal Minister of the Interior has resisted ordering stationary controls at additional border sections. Now the decision has been made.

A solar park under a cloudy sky. / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-central-picture/dpa/symbol

CDU environmental expert calls for federal commitment to solar industry

The CDU environmental expert in Saxony's state parliament, Robert Clemen, has urged the German government to take action on behalf of the German solar industry. "The time of vague promises is over, now action must be taken quickly," he said, according to a statement on Sunday. The German government ..

Euro banknotes lying on a table / Photo: Patrick Pleul/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Illustration

Municipalities receive 186 million euros for urban development

The state of Saxony and the European Union will support 36 municipalities in the Free State in the coming years in urban development with about 186 million euros. With the money, they can further improve housing and living conditions in previously disadvantaged urban neighborhoods, the Ministry of R ..

Wolfram Günther (Greens/ l), Saxony's agriculture minister, and Cem Özdemir (Greens), Germany's agriculture minister, stand by a vine. / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Özdemir calls for improvements to EU plans on pesticides

Germany's winegrowers are worried because EU plans to reduce pesticides would make winegrowing impossible in many places. The Minister of Agriculture is campaigning for realism in Brussels and would like to see some kind of tailor-made solutions.

The former Chemnitzer Verkehrs-AG (CVAG) depot on Zwickauer Strasse in the Kappel district / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

To nap in concert: hammocks on garage campus

Jacket or pajamas, evening dress or nightgown? This is the question facing concertgoers in Chemnitz this weekend. The future garage campus of the European Capital of Culture 2025 is hosting a sleep concert.

Michael Kretschmer (CDU, l), Minister President of Saxony / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Initiative of Saxony: EU semiconductor regions form alliance

European regions with semiconductor industries will form an alliance in the future. On the initiative of Saxony, the alliance was forged in Brussels on Thursday. Participating are 27 regions from twelve EU member states. "Microelectronics means digital sovereignty. Anyone who does not have this comp ..

The UEFA Champions League trophy stands on a pedestal before the start of the draw. / Photo: Daniel Cole/AP/dpa

Leipzig plays against Man City, Belgrade and Bern

Cup winners RB Leipzig will play defending champions Manchester City, Red Star Belgrade and Young Boys Bern in the Champions League group stage. That was the result of the European Football Union's UEFA draw in Monaco on Thursday.Copyright 2023, dpa (www.dpa.de). All rights reserved.

An apple tree grows in a parking lot in the Heckert housing development in Chemnitz, Germany / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

Chemnitz: No Apple Tree Parade in the Capital of Culture 2025

The main project, the European Apple Tree Parade, a planned highlight of Chemnitz as European Capital of Culture 2025, has been put on hold. Stefan Schmidtke, executive director of the program, announced Friday that the project will be redesigned in the area of "Living Neighborhood" by the end of th ..

An artist shapes a vase with her hands at the potter's wheel / Photo: Philipp Schulze/dpa/Symbolbild

State Art Collection establishes research consultation hours

The Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) want to make their scientific work transparent and will in future provide regular insight into the research of their museums. The research consultation hour is to make methods, projects and contents as well as curatorial decisions visible starting from April o ..