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Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presents the main prize at the 2023 School Award ceremony to pupils from the Eichendorffschule secondary school in Erlangen, Bavaria / Photo: Britta Pedersen/dpa

German School Award 2024: School with a zoo hopes for success

The Thomas Müntzer Primary School in Schkeuditz, north of Leipzig, wants to score points at this year's German School Award with its unique concept. "The judges already visited us on April 8 and 9 and were very impressed by our concept in terms of the school community, integration and the involvemen ..

Various groceries in a shopping cart. / Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/Symbolic image

Inflation in Saxony weakens in January

Inflation weakened in Saxony in January. Annual inflation is expected to have been 3.5 percent in January, according to the State Statistical Office in Kamenz on Thursday. This continues the trend of weakening inflation from 2023. Compared to December, consumer prices are expected to have risen by 0 ..

A shopping box with groceries and a woman holding euro banknotes in her hands. / Photo: Hendrik Schmidt/dpa/Illustration

Inflation in Saxony picks up again in December

The inflation rate in Saxony rose again in December compared to the previous month. According to the State Statistical Office in Kamenz on Thursday, it is expected to be 4.3 percent. In November, the figure was still 3.9 percent. The statisticians mainly blamed seasonal effects for the rise in consu ..

Shells for residential buildings are illuminated at dusk / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Real estate market in Saxony declining

Saxony's real estate market clouded over last year. In 2022, a good 47,500 purchases were made with a volume of 11.53 billion euros, as the Higher Expert Committee reported in its annual report on the property market on Thursday. These were declines of 13 and 10 percent respectively. In contrast, th ..

Food lying in a shopping cart in a supermarket / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa/Symbolic image

More expensive cookies - but overall inflation rate is easing

Christmas baking is expensive for many Saxons this year. The prices for a number of baking ingredients are significantly higher than a year ago, the State Statistical Office announced on Wednesday. Sugar (20.3 percent), baking powder and vanilla sugar (13.3), jam (11.4) as well as eggs and flour (2. ..

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 ..

A scaffold on a residential building. / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Symbolbild

Construction prices in Saxony significantly higher than a year ago

Construction prices in Saxony in August were significantly higher than in the same period last year. Although the price upswing has weakened slightly, it remains at a very high level, the State Statistical Office in Kamenz announced on Thursday. Accordingly, the new construction of a residential bui ..

Various groceries lie in a shopping cart. / Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa/iconic image

Inflation rate in Saxony remains above the five percent mark

The inflation rate in Saxony remains above the five percent mark. As the State Statistical Office announced on Thursday, annual inflation in September was 5.4 percent according to preliminary data, but was significantly lower than in the previous month - in August it had been 6.8 percent. In the mon ..