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Stephan Kramer, President of the Thuringian Office for the Protection of the Constitution. / Photo: Bodo Schackow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Kramer calls for self-criticism in politics

With a view to the upcoming state elections in the fall, Thuringia's head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Stephan Kramer, has called for more political self-criticism. "Until election day is a time for taking stock, reading mistakes, self-criticism, but also for courageous, dai ..

Farmers gather / Photo: Christophe Ena/AP/dpa

Farmers demonstrate in Magdeburg

Under the slogan "Too much is too much", hundreds of farmers and foresters from several federal states protested against the federal government's budget policy in Magdeburg on Sunday afternoon. Many demonstrators drove to Magdeburg Cathedral Square on tractors, honking their horns loudly. Signs and ..

Burkhard Jung (SPD, l), Mayor of Leipzig, and Martin Dulig (SPD), Saxony's Minister of Economic Affairs, in an e-bus / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Development measures adopted for Leipzig's northern area

The industrial area north of Leipzig is to be made more attractive for companies and employees with better transport links. Saxony's Economics Minister Martin Dulig (SPD) agreed on this with representatives of local authorities and transport associations on Wednesday. "We want to create more commitm ..

Passengers walk to the departure terminal at an airport. / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolic image

Supervisory board members at Leipzig Airport - Verdi exerts pressure

Ahead of a supervisory board meeting at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Verdi representatives have put further pressure on the employer and demanded better working conditions for airport staff. "The employees are sticking to their demands for a significant pay rise of 650 euros," a spokesperson said on Frida ..

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer sits in a press conference / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Saxony's Minister President calls for rescue package for solar industry

Saxony's Minister President Michael Kretschmer (CDU) has called for a rescue package for the solar industry from the federal government and the EU. The industry is important for the economic strength and sovereignty of Germany and Europe, said Kretschmer on Wednesday. The federal government and the EU must finally act. Otherwise, many jobs in the East would be at risk.

"Competence in politics!" demands a banner during a blockade by farmers at the Leipzig Ost highway exit on the A14. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Traffic obstructions due to farmers' protests continue

Farmers' protests against the federal government's austerity plans continue to restrict traffic in Saxony. The police in Chemnitz announced on Tuesday morning that traffic disruptions could not be ruled out on the second day of the protests. The police will also secure the gatherings on this day and ..

A warning sign warns of high voltage current at the new photovoltaic plant Peres II in the former open pit mine. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Mibrag commissions photovoltaic plant in old open pit mine

The mining company Mibrag has commissioned a huge photovoltaic plant on an old open-cast mine site south of Leipzig. More than 66,000 solar modules stand on a 55-hectare area, according to the company. That corresponds to about 77 soccer fields.According to the company, the new Peres II plant can pr ..

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

Saxon Cabinet meets away from home

The Saxon cabinet is meeting away from home on Tuesday: it is meeting in the silver mine of the Reiche Zeche in Freiberg. According to the state chancellery, the district administrator of the Mittelsachsen district, Dirk Neubauer, is also invited to the meeting. Together with Prime Minister Michael ..

Siltronic has inaugurated a new extension building for production facilities / Photo: -/Siltronic Freiberg

Electronics group Siltronic with expansion building in Freiberg

Silicon wafer manufacturer Siltronic is modernizing its production in Freiberg and has put an extension building into operation for this purpose. Several hundred million euros have reportedly been invested in the so-called crystal pulling hall. The company did not get more specific at the opening on ..

The logo of the German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) at a DGB national congress. / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa/symbol

DGB calls for more dynamism in structural change in Lusatia

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 ..