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Tim Lochner, new mayor of Pirna / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Protest against new mayor in Pirna

Tim Lochner has been the elected head of Pirna town hall since the end of February. Resistance is forming against the first mayor on an AfD ticket in Germany.

A sign at the Furth im Wald - Ceska Kubice border crossing / Photo: Daniel Karmann/dpa

Bridge builders wanted for German-Czech border region

Those who want to spend a year building bridges in the German-Czech border region can apply to take part in a funding program until 7 April. The "A Year at the Border" project of the German-Czech Future Fund is already entering its third round, the organizers announced in Prague on Monday. They are ..

Mark Rutte speaks during a press conference in Sarajevo / Photo: Armin Durgut/AP/dpa

Rutte expresses concern about threats to elected officials

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has expressed his concern about the increasing aggression towards elected representatives. Almost half of all elected representatives in local authorities face threats, even of a physical nature, he said on Wednesday at a local political forum at the University of Lei ..

Flowers and candles lie or stand in front of a memorial stone for the Mozambican Jorge Gomondai / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

120 events during the Dresden Weeks against Racism

The city of Dresden wants to set an example for tolerance and cosmopolitanism with its participation in the International Weeks against Racism. Under the motto "Human rights for all ... in Dresden too?", more than 120 events are planned over the coming weeks, as the city announced on Monday. Unfortu ..

Figure skating coach Jutta Müller, pictured in front of the mdr talk show "Riverboat" / Photo: Peter Endig/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

Ice show: tribute to Jutta Müller - sports center gets a name

The successful figure skating coach Jutta Müller will be remembered with an ice show in Chemnitz today (18:00). The ice sports center will also bear her name in future. A nameplate will be unveiled before the show. Performances in pairs skating, ice dancing and synchronized skating by athletes from ..

A man drinks from a small bottle of schnapps in the evening. The 4th Saxon Drug and Addiction Report will be presented on Tuesday. / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa

Köpping presents new drugs and addiction report

Health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) will present the new Saxon Drug and Addiction Report on Tuesday (12.00 noon). So far, alcohol has been the number one addiction problem in the state. However, illegal drugs such as crystal and cannabis also play a major role in outpatient addiction support, accord ..

Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz (SPD) speaks / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

"Diplomats instead of grenades": Fuss over Scholz message to Putin

Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz has sparked discussion on social media with a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin at a public discussion in Dresden. At the event on Thursday evening, a participant handed him a sheet of stickers with the slogan "Diplomats instead of grenades" and asked him to ..

A participant holds a poster with the inscription "Viva La Vulva" during the Christopher Street Day (CSD) parade in the city center. / Photo: Patrick Seeger/dpa/Archivbild

Vulva plaster workshop at the museum on International Women's Day

The MEWO Kunsthalle in Memmingen wants to contribute to the removal of taboos with a vulva plaster workshop on International Women's Day. For a long time, the image of the vulva was taboo and its depiction was often dismissed as obscene, explained the municipal museum on Friday. The ignorance about ..

A young woman holds a smartphone in her hand / Photo: Fabian Sommer/dpa/Illustration

Saxony wants to make young people fit for digital media

Saxony wants to make children and young people better equipped to deal with digital media. "For young people, being online is now the norm. In addition to the many opportunities that the digital transformation brings with it, the digital space also harbors dangers and risks," explained Social Affair ..

Police officers accompany a demonstration of the right-wing extremist movement Pegida and shine a flashlight / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Pegida supporters demonstrate in Dresden - including counter-demo

Several hundred supporters of the right-wing extremist movement Pegida marched through Dresden's city center on Monday evening - accompanied by counter-protesters. According to a police spokesperson, there were no incidents. The gathering had been registered. Several hundred people were counted both ..

A wolf walks through its enclosure in a wildlife park / Photo: Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa

Federal states want faster wolf culls from spring

Federal states that are particularly affected want to make it possible to shoot wolves more quickly at the start of the 2024 grazing season with uniform state ordinances. Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's Environment Minister Till Backhaus (SPD) announced corresponding talks in Münster on Friday. The ..

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs on stage / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Now also Frankfurt - ten Rammstein concerts in Germany

The Berlin band Rammstein is expanding its tour plans in Germany for the coming year. "The band is pleased to announce more Germany dates," the musicians around singer Till Lindemann wrote on Tuesday, referring to two concerts in Frankfurt/Main on July 11 and 12.The already planned performances in D ..

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs the song "Deutschland". / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Band Rammstein also performs in Germany on Tour 2024

For the tour in the coming year, the Berlin band Rammstein has planned twelve countries. The 18 concerts scheduled so far will kick off on May 11 in Prague, the band said in a post on Wednesday.As in previous years, stops in Germany are again planned. The band will play in Dresden on May 15 and 16 a ..

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

Domenico Müllensiefen awarded Johnson sponsorship prize

The author Domenico Müllensiefen has been honored with the Uwe-Johnson-Förderpreis 2023. The 36-year-old received the honor, which is endowed with 5000 euros, on Friday evening in the rehearsal stage of the Schauspielhaus Neubrandenburg, as the Mecklenburg Literary Society announced on Saturday. The ..

View of the plenary chamber of the Saxon state parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Saxon state parliament invites citizens to open day

The Saxon Parliament opens its doors to interested citizens on October 3. Visitors can visit the plenary hall and the office of the parliamentary president on the Day of German Unity, as the Saxon Parliament announced on Friday in Dresden. In addition, according to the announcement, two rounds of di ..

View of the plenary chamber of the Saxon state parliament / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

460 petitions: More citizens turn to the state parliament

In the past year, more citizens have again turned to the Saxon state parliament with requests and complaints. In 2022, according to data from Tuesday, a total of 460 petitions were received, almost 60 more than the year before (403). "The interest in the petition process is fortunately unbroken," sa ..

2018: Numerous tables are set up at the Neumarkt on the occasion of the "Gastmahl für alle" event / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Thousands at banquet table for diversity in Dresden

A buzz of languages and delicacies from all over the world: Thousands of people also turned the seventh Dresden Gastmahl into a colorful society on Monday afternoon. Along a nearly 600-meter-long table across the Elbe on the Augustus Bridge, Dresdeners, newcomers and guests of the city sampled favor ..

An intern reads to children at a daycare center.... / Photo: Sebastian Gollnow/dpa/Illustration

"Saxon Summer": Young people work for the common good

Working for the common good and gaining experience for their future careers - this opportunity is offered to young people by the "Saxon Summer" program. As the Ministry of Social Affairs announced on Sunday, 117 interested people have registered for it so far. Further registrations are possible, the ..