Karl Nehammer sworn in as Chancellor in Vienna | Currently Europe | DW

Karl Nehammer is the new head of government in Austria. The previous Minister of the Interior was sworn in by Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen. He succeeds Alexander Schallenberg, who takes up his post as Foreign Minister again after only two months at the helm. Nehammer is the fifth Federal Chancellor of Austria since […]

Merkel is retiring from politics

Angela Merkel PHOTO: Reuters Acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed that she no longer intends to engage in politics after leaving office. She stated this today in an interview with Deutsche Welle, BNR reported. “As for what I will do … I will no longer be involved in politics,” Merkel said. “I have already […]

Rush to vaccination centers in Austria

BLow autumn leaves and bright sunshine invited people to go on excursions into nature at the weekend in Austria. But surprisingly many had other goals: the vaccination centers. Where the influx has been sparse since summer, there is suddenly a rush again. The neighbor, who has already picked up the third “stitch”, reports a two-hour […]

Angela Merkel is no longer officially Chancellor

Angela Merkel is no longer officially Federal Chancellor of Germany – today, on the day of the inaugural meeting of the new Bundestag, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier handed over to her cabinet members the official letters for the termination of their powers, Deutsche Welle announced. In accordance with Article 69 of the German Constitution, Steinmeier called […]

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is being investigated for corruption

Sebastian Kurz. Photo by Reuters Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, who is under investigation, is suspected of using government funds to secure favorable media coverage, the Prosecutor’s Office for Combating Economic Crime and Corruption was quoted as saying by world news agencies. “Sebastian Kurz and nine other suspects, as well as three organizations, are under investigation […]

A left turn drove the rich out of Germany, moving billions of euros to Switzerland

Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats and the Greens want a wealth tax again The current Chancellor side by side with Armin Lashet at the last debate A potential left turn in the German election scared the millionaires and they moved assets en masse to Switzerland. If the center-left Social Democrats (SDP), the far-left Left and the […]

Expropriate Deutsche Wohnen & Co: How lawyers judge it

AOn Sunday the Berliners have it in their hands: Then they don’t just vote on the next Federal Chancellor and the composition of their House of Representatives. You also decide whether housing groups such as Deutsche Wohnen & Co. should be “expropriated”. At least that is what the referendum suggests, which will be put to […]

Merkel wants to keep gas transit through Ukraine

Merkel: our task is to preserve Ukraine’s status as a gas transit partner German Chancellor said that Germany wants to keep gas transit through Ukraine after the launch of Nord Stream 2 The German government supports the project Nord Stream 2, but at the same time plans to keep Ukraine’s status as a gas transit […]