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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.

Leipzig's Timo Werner on the pitch / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Leipzig travel to Manchester without injured Werner

RB Leipzig will also have to do without Timo Werner at Manchester City. The international striker will miss the Champions League group game on Tuesday (21:00/DAZN) due to adductor problems. The 27-year-old, who has lost his regular place with the Saxons, had already missed Saturday's 2-1 defeat in W ..

The AfD candidate for mayor Tim Lochner stands in front of a pub in the old town of Pirna / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

Second round needed in Pirna mayoral election

The election of the next mayor of Pirna must be decided in a second round. In the first round of voting on Sunday, the candidate put forward by the AfD, Tim Lochner, received the most votes, but clearly missed the required absolute majority with 32.9 percent, as the city announced on its website in ..

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 ..

View of the production building of TechniSat Vogtland GmbH. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Technisat counts on growth through DAB+ and sees potential in disaster alerting

Electronics manufacturer Technisat, which produces radios in Schöneck in the Vogtland region, is building on further growth through digital reception via DAB+. Since the introduction of this broadcasting standard, around 16 million devices have been sold in Germany, Managing Director Stefan Kön told the German Press Agency. And in future, these radios could also play an important role in alerting the population in the event of a disaster.

Leipzig coach Marco Rose stands on the sidelines / Photo: Swen Pförtner/dpa

Leipzig coach Rose: "I'm really angry"

RB Leipzig coach Marco Rose is extremely angry about the 2-1 defeat at VfL Wolfsburg and the loss of a Champions League place in the Bundesliga. "I'm really angry about what we ended up with here today: nothing!", the 47-year-old grumbled at the press conference for the game on Saturday.Leipzig were ..

The HFC logo can be seen on the jersey and on the captain's armband. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Hallescher FC loses 2-0 against 1 FC Saarbrücken

Halle FC have suffered another setback in their fight to stay in the league. Coach Sreto Ristic's charges lost the clash between their neighbors in the table against 1. FC Saarbrücken 0:2 (0:2) on Saturday.

Leipzig coach Marco Rose arrives at the stadium / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Without Werner: RB Leipzig hot for revenge against Wolfsburg

Without national team player Timo Werner injured again, RB Leipzig want to take revenge for their DFB Cup defeat at VfL Wolfsburg. "That hurt. We want to do better," said RB coach Marco Rose ahead of this Saturday's Bundesliga match (3.30pm/Sky) at the Lower Saxony club. Werner is missing the fourth ..

Coach Julian Nagelsmann (l) of Munich and coach Marco Rose of Dortmund stand together before the game. / Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/Archivbild

Rose strengthens Nagelsmann: National players have a duty

Following the disappointing performances of the German national soccer team against Turkey and Austria, RB Leipzig coach Marco Rose stood up to Julian Nagelsmann and called the players to account. "None of this feels good right now. I think we all feel that way. I think it's first and foremost up to ..

Leipzig coach Runar Sigtryggsson (M) gives his team tactical advice / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa

SC DHfK Leipzig fights for a draw at Bergischer HC

The handball players of SC DHfK Leipzig still have to wait for their second away win in the German league. However, the team of Head Coach Runar Sigtryggsson at least secured a 31:31 (16:19) draw at Bergischer HC on Thursday evening. After four defeats in a row, it was the Leipzig club's first point ..

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 ..

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, ..

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

Kretschmer wants to remain CDU state leader: Vote

Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer wants to lead the CDU in Saxony for another two years. To this end, he is running for the chairmanship again at the state party conference in Chemnitz on Saturday. In the vote two years ago, the now 48-year-old achieved a rather meagre result of around 76 percent. I ..

A person uses an old radiator / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa

Share of modern heating systems increased in Saxony

The proportion of households in Saxony with modern heating systems has risen. At the same time, the proportion of particularly old heating systems has risen. The federal government is planning measures for climate-friendly heating.

A sign indicates that illegally parked vehicles will be towed away. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Ruling on the amount of parking fees for a towed car

How long can a private towing service collect demurrage charges for a car that has been removed and can these charges run into the thousands? The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) is set to announce a ruling on this on Friday (9.00 am) in Karlsruhe.It concerns a case from Saxony in which the towing com ..

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 ..

A symbol marks a parking space at a charging station for electric cars / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolbild

Weak demand for e-cars: VW cuts shift

Volkswagen is reacting to the weakening demand for electric cars and has canceled a shift at the Zwickau plant. The management and works council have agreed on a new way of working, a spokesperson explained in response to a dpa inquiry. Since this week, the production line in Hall 5, where the ID.3 ..

Nancy Faeser (SPD), Federal Minister of the Interior and Home Affairs and state chairwoman of the SPD in Hesse. / Photo: Kay Nietfeld/dpa

Faeser orders border controls for another 20 days

The stationary controls at the borders with Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland will be extended by a further 20 days on Wednesday. Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) informed the EU Commission of this on Tuesday. According to her ministry, the federal police have apprehended ..

Soccer: Champions League, Matchday 1, Group G, Young Boys Bern - RB Leipzig at the Wankdorf stadium. Leipzig player Tim Köhler arrives at the stadium before the game. Tim Köhler remains a Leipzig player. (to dpa: "RB talent Köhler receives professional contract") / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

RB talent Köhler receives professional contract

RB Leipzig has signed its talented Tim Köhler on a long-term contract. The 18-year-old received a professional contract until 2026 on Tuesday. Köhler, who has been with the club since 2014, will continue to play for the U19s. This was announced by the Bundesliga club.Bundesliga websiteRB Leipzig squ ..

Leipzig's players cheer after the final whistle. / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Report: RB Leipzig's Forsberg about to move to the USA

According to a media report, Bundesliga club RB Leipzig may have to prepare for the departure of another key player. As the German newspaper "Bild" reported on its online portal on Monday, Swedish international Emil Forsberg is set to move to sister club New York Red Bulls in the winter. The 31-year ..

Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi thanks the fans / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Toe "lightning blue": All-clear for Leipzig goalkeeper Gulacsi

RB Leipzig goalkeeper Péter Gulácsi can travel to the Hungarian national team after all. Head coach Marco Rose gave the all-clear after the Saxons' 3:1 win over SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening. "Pete got a knock on his toe yesterday, he was bright blue today. Pete said one or two tab ..

Leipzig coach Marco Rose arrives at the stadium / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

RB Leipzig starts against Freiburg with Klostermann

Marco Rose only made one change to his team against SC Freiburg after the 2:1 win in the Champions League at Red Star Belgrade. Lukas Klostermann replaced Benjamin Henrichs in RB Leipzig's starting XI against the Breisgau side in the Bundesliga on Sunday evening. SC coach Christian Streich saw no re ..

Leipzig coach Marco Rose shouts across the pitch / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Rose expects his team to be "greedy and aggressive" against Freiburg

Marco Rose also expects a reaction from his team in the Bundesliga. After the 2-0 defeat at FSV Mainz 05 and the subsequent place in the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to the 2-1 win at Red Star Belgrade, the RB Leipzig head coach wants to get back to winning ways in the league as well."We'v ..

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 ..

Leipzig goalkeeper Janis Blaswich reacts / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

RB Leipzig goalkeeper Blaswich nominated for DFB team

Janis Blaswich has been called up by national coach Julian Nagelsmann for the last international matches of the year. The 32-year-old goalkeeper has been rewarded for his recent excellent performances in the RB Leipzig shirt. "Janis is a goalkeeper who is a good footballer but is also very strong on ..

Leipzig player David Raum speaks at the RB Leipzig press conference / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Nagelsmann must rebuild squad for international matches

Julian Nagelsmann had to make a personnel change just a few hours after his nomination for the final international match of the year. David Raum of RB Leipzig replaces Robin Gosens of Union Berlin, who is absent due to the birth of his second child.

Construction fences surround the site of the future Freedom and Unity Monument on the Schloßfreiheit at the Humboldt Forum. / Photo: Carsten Koall/dpa/Archive image

Unity Monument at risk: 2.5 million euros in additional funding

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 ..

Various versions of the BMW Mini Countryman are on display at the BMW Group plant in Leipzig / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

BMW in Leipzig now also produces the Mini Countryman

BMW has announced that it will produce the Mini Countryman at its plant in Leipzig. This is the first vehicle from the traditional brand to be manufactured in a BMW plant. Around 100,000 Mini Countryman are to be produced each year.

Leipzig goalkeeper Janis Blaswich claps before the start of the match / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

RB Leipzig goalkeeper Blaswich nominated for DFB team

Janis Blaswich has been called up by national coach Julian Nagelsmann for the last international matches of the year. The 32-year-old goalkeeper has been rewarded for his recent excellent performances in the RB Leipzig shirt. "Janis is a goalkeeper who is a good footballer but is also very strong on ..

Timo Werner from RB Leipzig in action / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Five facts about RB Leipzig's match against SC Freiburg

A Leipzig defeat is not to be expected statistically. Freiburg have only managed two draws at the Red Bull Arena so far, returning home as losers five times. Leipzig have been unbeaten against Freiburg for a total of nine competitive matches.As always, it is likely to be an intense clash with the Br ..

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 ..

The Volkswagen brand high-rise on the grounds of the car company in Wolfsburg / Photo: Julian Stratenschulte/dpa/Symbolic image

VW cuts e-car production in Zwickau again

A portion of production at Volkswagen's e-car factory in Zwickau is being shut down again. The reason for this is a lack of motors, a company spokesperson said on request. These are being sourced from the plant in Kassel. However, fewer of the required electric motors are currently being produced th ..

A picture of the DFB Cup stands on the edge of the pitch with a TV camera in front of it / Photo: Friso Gentsch/dpa

Hertha against HSV on December 6, FCM one day earlier

Hertha BSC will host league rivals Hamburger SV in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup on December 6. The clash between the second-division soccer clubs will kick off at 8.45pm (Sky) on Wednesday at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, as announced by the German Football Association on Wednesday. One day earlie ..

Participants of the left-wing block protest against the so-called Monday demonstration on May 1 / Photo: Bodo Schackow/dpa

Searches after May 1 demonstration in Gera

On May 1, hundreds of people from both the right and the left took to the streets in Gera. There was an attempt to break through. Investigators are looking into allegations of breach of the peace and have now searched the properties of suspects in several federal states.

Participants of the left-wing block protest against the so-called Monday demonstration on May 1 / Photo: Bodo Schackow/dpa

Searches after May Day demonstration in Gera

On May 1, hundreds of right-wing and left-wing protesters took to the streets in Gera. There was an attempt to break through. Investigators are looking into allegations of breach of the peace and have now searched the properties of suspects in several federal states.

Maite Kelly, singer, stands in the RTL dance show "Let's Dance" in the Coloneum / Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa/Archivbild

Maite Kelly: Women have to support each other

Singer Maite Kelly wants to encourage women to promote each other more. "Unfortunately, I was always promoted more by men than by women. I promised myself I would do it differently as a female entrepreneur, because that's actually really sad," said the 43-year-old in an interview with Deutsche Press ..

The corner flag stands in the stadium / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Leipzig with captain Forsberg in Belgrade: Sesko starts

Lead by captain Emil Forsberg, RB Leipzig go into the potentially decisive Champions League group game at Red Star Belgrade. The Swedish international has been absent from the starting eleven three times recently and will start in attacking midfield alongside Xavi Simons on Tuesday. Christoph Baumga ..

Olympic champion Ronald Rauhe / Photo: Michael Bahlo/dpa/Archivbild

Olympic canoeing champion Rauhe elected to the Athletes' Commission

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 ..

Trevor Horn, British music producer, composer and musician, in Leipzig / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Trevor Horn is looking forward to a German audience

British producer icon Trevor Horn will be playing in front of a German audience from Tuesday - and the musician is worried about his fingers. "I haven't played bass for a few weeks and I know my fingers are going to hurt," the 74-year-old Brit told the German Press Agency in an interview before his ..

Two soccer players fight for the ball / Photo: Uli Deck/dpa/Symbolic image

RB Leipzig aims to reach the round of 16 in Belgrade

RB Leipzig can reach the last 16 of the Champions League on the fourth matchday of the group stage. To do so, coach Marco Rose's team must win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday (21:00/DAZN). At the same time, defending champions Manchester City must not lose to Young Boys Bern. That would put the Engl ..