Tank discount fading: first call to cancel

Mineral oil companies as “war exploiters” Off to discount tank? Excess tax will be checked on 1.6. The tank discount that was introduced does not align well with drivers, and now there are first calls to cancel it early. Tax on excess profits is also discussed. At the beginning of June, the energy tax on … Read more

Ukraine update: ″ UNESCO has no place for barbarians | Current Europe | DW

The basics in a nutshell: President Zelensky complains about the destruction of cultural monuments Explosions rock the capital, Kyiv Putin warns the West Spain wants to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine “International Legion” talks about the death of a German The President of the African Union announces a visit to Kyiv Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky … Read more

War against Ukraine: Multiple missile attacks on Kyiv

Kyiv In light of the massive destruction of cultural heritage caused by Russia’s aggressive war on Ukraine, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky strongly demanded Moscow’s expulsion from UNESCO. “UNESCO is not a place for barbarians,” Zelensky said in a video speech from Kyiv. Russian forces will destroy cultural monuments, churches, and other religious sites en masse. … Read more

Help for Ukraine in Bellingen: Volunteers teaching German – Bellingen

65-year-old Joachim Schlett (right) from Bellingen is teaching Sunny Ibuje and Olena Neskreba German on a volunteer basis. Photo: Torsten Scholl The Refugee Friends Circle organizes language lessons for people from Ukraine in Bellingen. A teacher and two students are talking. I want to learn German.” The sentence to Olena Neskreba comes hesitantly from her … Read more

Russian rock musicians against war | culture | DW

On May 18, the Russian rock band DDT gave a concert at the out-of-stock arena in the western Ural city of Ufa, and there were almost ten thousand fans. They longed for concert: DDT is the legend of Russian rock, and lead and songwriter Yuri Shevchuk is one of the country’s most prominent rock stars. … Read more

European Union – The European Union will have to rediscover itself if it joins Ukraine

In early May, after being re-elected, French President Macron proposed adding a confederation of associated countries to the European Union in its current form, rather than constantly expanding it. With this proposal, Macron may have wanted above all else to avoid or at least postpone the admission of Ukraine to a very distant future, which … Read more

War in Ukraine – Russia is also destroying nature

“Russian soldiers are at the site of the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant. They occupied it on the first day of the war on February 24,” said ARD Tagestemen, who blew up the power plant – and with it millions of radioactive particles from the 36-year reactor disaster. Before that, soldiers would dig trenches without … Read more

Ukraine: Making Books in War | Books | DW

Kharkiv: The name of Ukraine’s second largest city has been particularly heard in the news in the past three months. Here, near the Russian border, the first Russian bombs fell on the night of February 24. In the weeks that followed, the city was systematically bombed. According to various estimates, since then a third to … Read more

War and violence in everyday life Europe | DW

A snack bar in Swinoujscie (Swinemünde), a Polish town on the Baltic Sea. Fast food restaurant “Bei Oma Halinka” specializes in the famous Polish dumplings Pierogi. I feel reminded of my grandmother. I love your Russian Pierogi! Everyone in Poland knows the taste of Russian pierogi: a filling of potatoes, quark and onions, with lots … Read more

The night of the Ukraine war: Russia expands its air strikes

The tragic situation in Azowstal meAccording to unanimous Ukrainian and Russian information, the ceasefire in the battle of Azustal on Saturday made it possible to rescue the last civilians from their hiding places. But for the remaining soldiers, the situation is desperate. The commander of the 36th Marine Brigade, Serhiy Wolinsky, wrote on Facebook that … Read more