In view of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, US President Joe Biden has spoken out in favor of excluding Russia from the G20 group. The federal government wants to ease the burden on citizens when it comes to energy prices.
Thursday the coalition of the traffic light Details of its energy aid package announced to mitigate the aftermath of the war in Ukraine. Due to the price increase in the current year, people in Germany have to receive a one-time payment of a one-time lump sum of the energy price of 300 euros via income tax. In addition, energy taxes on fuel will be reduced for three months: for gasoline by 30 cents per liter, for diesel by 14 cents. Beneficiaries of social benefits are paid an additional 100 euros per person in addition to the 100 euros already approved. Families should receive a one-time bonus of € 100 for each child, which is deducted from the child allowance. A 9 euro per month ticket for 90-day local public transport will also be introduced.
AUDIO: Fuel Discount, Energy Money, Low Cost Public Transport: Coalition Relieves (4 min)
Three summits in Brussels in one day
The war in Ukraine was today the subject of three summit meetings in Brussels: those of NATO, the G7 and the European Union. The goal is to isolate Russia.US President Joe Biden has spoken out in favor of excluding Moscow from the G20 group in view of the Russian aggressive war against Ukraine. NATO has threatened Russia with serious consequences if weapons of mass destruction were used in the war in Ukraine. “Any use of chemical or biological weapons by Russia would be unacceptable and would have serious consequences,” reads the closing statement of the special summit. The G7 group also called on all international organizations to review their relations with Moscow.
In the current situation, information on the course of the war, the bombings and the number of casualties from the official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian parties to the conflict cannot be checked directly by an independent body.
Current reports on fighting and developments in Ukraine, as well as international diplomacy, can be found in the live blog at tagesschau.de.
Russia’s use of chemical weapons would trigger a reaction from Western countries, the US president said in Brussels. More information at tagesschau.de. external
Help for people in Ukraine:
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According to economic analysts, the move is intended to partially undermine Western sanctions. The ruble has plummeted since the start of the war. 4 min
“We are talking about billions here and they have to flow quickly,” said the managing director of the German Association of Cities and Municipalities, Gerd Landsberg. 8 min
The writer and orientalist believes that this war would not have occurred without the West’s desolate withdrawal from Afghanistan. 8 min
Once again the criticisms of the Bundeswehr and the Ministry of Defense – trigger: searches by NDR, WDR and “Süddeutsche Zeitung”. 3 minutes
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What does this really bring to citizens and who pays for it? Ratings by Kerstin Dausend. 4 min
How do you deal with these accusations? Interview with Joachim Krause of the Institute for Security Policy of the University of Kiel. 3 minutes
A media agency private rooms. The city has also provided 700 beds in schools and gyms. 3 minutes
Well equipped and already furnished? Wolfgang Kwasniok visits Goslar district apartments on a voluntary basis. 3 minutes
The social authority is currently creating various options for follow-up housing where people can stay longer. 3 minutes
War reports in Ukraine from Northern Germany:
The federal government aid package includes concessions for local transportation. There are many unanswered questions in Hamburg. Moreover
Rising costs for electricity, gas, diesel and petrol also affect many people in MV. Business associations in the state are critical of the measures taken by the federal government. Moreover
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has officially suspended its relations with Russia. The state-owned state forestry institute still hired a Russian-owned company. Moreover
On Thursday, a group of 30 Greenpeace activists demonstrated against Russian gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in Lubmin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Moreover
The war in Ukraine affects many people. What strategies help when fear becomes overwhelming? Moreover
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