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"Shambles of a state treaty": criticism of the prison building

In the Thuringian state parliament, several MPs have criticized delays and cost increases in the construction of a joint Thuringian-Saxon prison in Zwickau. "What a debacle", said FDP MP Dirk Bergner on Wednesday during a topical debate in the Thuringian state parliament. We neither know when the pr ..

No decision on environmental damage caused by former GDR companies

A funding dispute between the federal government and the states of Saxony and Thuringia regarding the costs of cleaning up environmental damage caused by former GDR state-owned companies remains unresolved at the Federal Constitutional Court. The highest German court rejected applications by the two ..

Thousands at pharmacist protest: Pharmacies closed

Numerous pharmacists from the eastern German states gathered in Dresden on Wednesday to protest against the federal government's healthcare policy. According to the Federal Union of German Pharmacists' Associations (ABDA), up to 3,000 pharmacies in Berlin, Brandenburg, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thur ..

Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen before partial renovation

The Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen with its oversized painting of the Peasants' War by Leipzig painter Werner Tübke is to be partially renovated. Work on the outer concrete wall of the circular building, which opened in 1989, is to begin next year, as a spokeswoman for the Thuringian Ministry of ..

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.

Bus drivers in short supply: Association for more lateral entrants

There is a serious shortage of bus drivers in local public transport. The situation is so tense that some companies are sometimes operating with emergency timetables or have to turn down bookings for school trips, for example, said the head of the Central German Bus Association, Mario König, in Erfu ..

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 ..

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 ..

Flu epidemic: Zwickau guest appearance in Jena canceled

In the Regionalliga-Nordost, an unusual match has been canceled. The match between FC Carl Zeiss Jena and FSV Zwickau scheduled for Saturday has been postponed indefinitely because the visitors currently have too few players available. This was announced by the North-East German Football Association ..

Solar expansion stronger than in previous years

The expansion of solar installations has increased even more this year than in previous years. According to data from the comparison portal for solar installations "Selfmade Energy", the growth rate in the first nine months of the year was already 30 percent in Saxony-Anhalt, 31.4 percent in Thuring ..

Carl Zeiss Jena introduces Böger as new sports director

Regional league soccer club FC Carl Zeiss Jena has filled the position of sports director with a prominent returnee. As the club announced on Wednesday, Stefan Böger, former Jena player and Bundesliga professional, has signed a contract until summer 2026. The 57-year-old most recently worked as a sc ..

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.

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.

EnviaM increases electricity price for heat pumps: gas price falls

The energy supplier EnviaM is increasing the electricity price for owners of heat pumps and heat storage systems. As of January 1, the price for heat pump electricity will rise by 4.21 cents to 33.10 cents per kilowatt hour gross, the company announced on Monday. That is an increase of around 15 per ..

Good honey harvest in Central Germany

The weather this year has been good for the honey bees. Thanks to their eagerness to collect, beekeepers were able to extract more honey than in previous years. However, if you want to buy a jar of German honey, you have to dig a little deeper into your pocket.

East German mechanical engineering sector running out of steam

The economic development of the eastern German mechanical and plant engineering sector continues to lose momentum. Only 62 percent of companies still rated their overall situation as positive in the third quarter, according to the eastern branch of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) on Thursda ..

New prison building: deputies plan visit to Zwickau

After new problems with the planned large prison of Thuringia and Saxony in Zwickau, members of the Thuringian state parliament want to get a picture on site. It is planned that members of the budget and finance committee as well as the penitentiary commission of the state parliament in Erfurt will ..

Wagenknecht party to run in eastern German elections

Politician Sahra Wagenknecht wants to run with her new party in the three eastern German state elections next year, if possible. "We are striving to run in the three federal states, but whether we really make it in all three will of course depend on how the state associations are set up by then, whi ..

Handball: Thüringer HC wins derby in Zwickau

The Thüringer HC women's handball team won the Central German derby. The THC players kept the upper hand on Saturday at BSV Sachsen Zwickau with 28:23 (12:13) and have established themselves in the upper third of the Bundesliga table with their third win of the season. Annika Lott (6), Johanna Reich ..

"Arbitrariness": VfB Suhl considers appeal against record penalty

VfB Suhl is considering an appeal against the record fine imposed on coach Laszlo Hollosy by the Volleyball Bundesliga. "This is pure arbitrariness against VfB Suhl," president Alexander Mantlik told "Freie Wort." Hollosy had been suspended for five games on Thursday for allegedly attacking the refe ..

Schneider: East is ahead in many areas

The Commissioner for the East, Carsten Schneider (SPD), has called for a more differentiated view of the East. In recent years, the media have often reported on what is negative nationwide, said the SPD politician on Tuesday in Berlin after consultations with the state government of Saxony-Anhalt. A ..

First German cross-country skiing world champion Grimmer dead

The first German cross-country skiing world champion Gerhard Grimmer is dead. The Thuringian double world champion died last Monday after a serious illness at the age of 80, as the Deutsche Presse-Agentur learned from the family. This Friday, cross-country skiing fans will be able to say goodbye to ..

Start of the vacations and long weekend: ADAC expects traffic jams

At the start of the autumn vacations in Saxony and Thuringia, motorists must prepare for traffic jams on the weekend. Delays and traffic jams are to be expected especially in the conurbations of Magdeburg and Halle/Leipzig, as well as the main traffic routes, the ADAC announced on Thursday.It will b ..

Head-to-head race in Nordhausen mayoral election

In Nordhausen, Thuringia, a neck-and-neck race between the incumbent and the AfD candidate is emerging in the mayoral election after more than half of the voting districts have been counted. The AfD politician Jörg Prophet was after counting 31 of 42 voting districts on Sunday evening exactly equal ..

ThSV Eisenach signs backcourt player Dustin Kraus

The ThSV Eisenach gets reinforcement in the back after the sixth Bundesliga matchday. The 22-year-old Dustin Kraus changes from the second-division handball team VfL Potsdam to the Wartburgstädtern. Managing director René Wittig explained after the lost game (23:28) against HC Erlangen: "The commitm ..

Central Germany attracts investment at real estate fair

Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia want to woo new settlements and investments at the Expo Real real estate fair in Munich. Twenty-nine exhibitors, including cities, counties and companies, will present the region at the fair from Oct. 4 to 6, the Central German Metropolitan Region announced Friday ..

Double Olympic javelin champion Ruth Fuchs dies at age 76

The former Thuringian world-class athlete Ruth Fuchs has died at the age of 76. Fuchs was the first woman to throw a javelin over 60 meters and won a total of eleven GDR championship titles and two Olympic victories. After her athletic career, Fuchs was politically active and ran a fashion business.

Ifo study: Little satisfaction with schools

People in eastern Germany rate schools among the worst in Germany, according to an Ifo study. Only in North Rhine-Westphalia was the rating even worse, the Munich-based Ifo Institute reported Tuesday. 19 percent of adults surveyed in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia gave the grade 4 or worse, 56 ..

Traffic fatalities: sharp increase especially among older people

While the number of traffic fatalities in Thuringia and Saxony decreased in 2022, it increased significantly in Saxony-Anhalt. Most notable was the fact that the number of traffic fatalities involving people 75 years and older tripled from the previous year's figure of 41, said Dekra's regional spok ..

Haseloff calls for fair distribution of electricity grid fees

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister President Reiner Haseloff has called for a fair distribution of grid fees for electricity consumers. Companies in regions where there is a particularly strong expansion of renewable energies should not be disadvantaged, the CDU politician said at the start of the East German ..

A weekend for German train traffic

With nearly 30 events, Deutsche Bahn is celebrating a "Rail Day" in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia from September 15 to 17. The prelude for the region southeast forms a rally with special trains to Leipzig as well as the central German railroad summit with panel discussions, as the German cours ..

Olympic bobsleigh champion Jamanka becomes TV presenter

Olympic bobsleigh champion Mariama Jamanka is to become a TV presenter. The 33-year-old Berlin native, who ended her competitive sports career after winning the silver medal in Beijing 2022 together with Alexandra Burghardt in the two-man bobsled, will take over the sports block in ARD's midday maga ..

Höcke swears in AfD supporters in the east for election year 2024

Thuringia's AfD state party and parliamentary group leader Björn Höcke has sworn in his supporters in Oranienburg for the election year 2024 and underlined the party's ambitions. "We must achieve one thing (...) that those who love Germany with all their hearts come to the high state offices - to th ..

East mayors see Germany ticket in danger

The mayors of eastern German cities see the Germany ticket from 2024 before the end. The reason is enormous additional costs for public transport in the coming years, for which the federal government has so far refused to provide financial compensation, Leipzig's mayor Burkhard Jung (SPD) said on Tu ..

East German textile industry calls for lower energy prices

The eastern German textile industry is calling on the German government to ensure lower energy prices. The industrial electricity price currently under discussion completely bypasses medium-sized companies, the Association of the North-East German Textile and Clothing Industry (vti) announced on Fri ..

23 million euros in damage caused by severe weather in Saxony

Car insurers had to spend around 23 million euros on damage caused by severe weather in Saxony last year. This is roughly the same level as the previous year, according to figures released by the German Insurance Association (GDV) on Wednesday. In both 2021 and 2022, about 7500 losses due to storms, ..

Germany ticket in good demand in central Germany

Also in the area of the Central German Transport Association (MDV), the Deutschlandticket is in good demand. According to its information on Tuesday, more than 90,000 people have been using it since the beginning of May, and according to initial estimates, the number of contract-based users - subscr ..

Traditional Vita Cola brand achieves best annual result to date

The traditional East German brand Vita Cola sold a total of 95.5 million liters of non-alcoholic soft drinks last year. According to the company, this is the best result in the more than sixty-year history of the brand. The company said the result was achieved despite difficult conditions, such as h ..

Declining support for coal and nuclear phase-out

According to a survey, support for the coal and nuclear phase-out is declining among people in the Central German coalfields. Although a majority of 52 percent still fundamentally support the goals of the energy turnaround. In the two previous years, however, the approval was even higher at 55 and 6 ..