Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited the Siemens Energy plant in Mülheim an der Ruhr to inspect the gas turbine, which is maintained by Canada for the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline. "The turbine is available and ready for delivery," said the Federal Chancellor adding that all that was required was for Russia to take delivery of it.
From paying at the supermarket to covering the cost of heating your home, rising prices are hitting many people hard. In response, the Federal Government has introduced a wide-ranging relief package. The cuts are worth a total of 30 billion euros. Some measures are already making their effect felt, while others will have an impact further down the line. A summary.
By delivering the gas turbine Prime Minister Trudeau took a strong decision that reinforced Germany’s and Europe’s position and helped to call Putin’s bluff, said Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz in an interview with the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail. He also explained, how Canada and Germany would strengthen their energy partnership.
Federal Government Commissioner for Anti-Semitism, Felix Klein, will be presenting an award for voluntary commitment to Jewish life in Germany for the first time this year. The aim of the award is to encourage young Germans in particular to become more closely involved with Jewish life.
A month ago, on 1 July, the Czech Republic took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union. The country will hold the presidency until 31 December and it chose “Europe as a task” as its motto. In an interview, the Czech Minister for European affairs Mikuláš Bek explained the Czech Republic’s exact goals, and he also spoke about why he feels so at home in Germany.