World Germany. In lack of arms, Berlin naturalizes
Brandenburg: Refreshment without consequences for projects
The jointly agreed projects of Berlin and Brandenburg are not off the table by repeating the election in Berlin. The red-black-green Brandenburg state government does not see the goal of close cooperation in several areas. Berlin's Constitutional Court had decided on Wednesday that the election for the House of Representatives of September 26, 2021 had to be completely repeated after breakdown. It is scheduled to take place on February 12, 2023.
Once it is not customary, the emotion was palpable when
Olaf Scholzlaunched its nationality reform last weekend. For many, the
Germany Hence the idea of going further. In her naturalization reform project, the Minister of the Interior Nancy FaeSer (Social Democrat) proposes to shorten the deadlines: it would be enough to stay on German soil five years instead of eight, before being able to submit her request. Or even three years in the event of particularly successful integration.explains the German Chancellor, in a short online message.
How Germany ended reliance on Russian gas
Russia's invasion of Ukraine forced Germany to cut its dependence on gas from the east - and fast.But fast forward a few months and, as lights sparkle in the Christmas markets, there is a sense of tentative optimism in the Glühwein spiced air. Germany's hastily assembled strategy to manage without Russian gas appears - for now - to be working.
Berlin also wants to expand access to dual nationality. A right currently limited: many foreigners, non-European, must renounce their nationality of origin. Children born in Germany of parents present in the country for five years would also be automatically German. Need workforce among its 84 million inhabitants,
Germany has 11.8 million foreigners. A constantly increasing figure since 2009. Turkey is at the top of the most represented countries of origin (1.4 million) follow Poland, Syria and Romania.
"We are a country with various immigration, we want to adapt to this reality by modernizing our law of nationality",These debates around nationalization are not devoid of economic ulterior motives, because the country ages damn, with a fertility rate fell to 1.53 children per woman, far from the generation renewal threshold (2.05) . Of three Germans, they also consider immigration as a means to help solve demographic and economic problems " of the country, according to a study carried out in February by the Bertelsmann Foundation.
"We continue to move up to Moldau": Berlin's Senator for the Interior solves serious disputes in the coalition of
SPD Senator Iris Spranger wants to deport hundreds of moldova to be cared for-so that Ukrainer can be supplied. Leftists and the Greens are outraged. © Photo: dpa/Fabian Sommer Iris Spranger shows the allegation of the coalition break. Berlin's Senator Iris Spranger (SPD) triggered a severe noise in the government alliance with her plan to deport refugees from Moldau even in winter. Left and Greens speak of a break in the coalition agreement.
and more than half see it as the opportunity to fill the lack of labor in many sectors under tension (transport, sale, medical environment, etc.).
This shortage pleads for "a greater opening to foreign workers," said the environmental minister of the economy, Robert Habeck.The right sees that with another eye. While they were committed, in the coalition contract with the left, to facilitate access to nationality, the FDP liberals now consider that it is not the right time, ”according to their secretary general Bijan Djir -Sarai. For conservative Alexander Dobrindt, head of the CSU parliamentary group (Christian-social union), lending German nationality does not promote integration, but leads to its opposite and will still attract illegal migration.
Russian state media lauds Putin's 'win' on Bout exchange .
By Guy Faulconbridge and Felix Light MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian state media on Friday lauded President Vladimir Putin for "winning" a prisoner exchange with the United States by swapping U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. "Everyone will forget about Griner tomorrow," Russian state television host Yevgeny Popov wrote on Telegram on Thursday. "Bout's lifeMOSCOW (Reuters) -Russian state media on Friday lauded President Vladimir Putin for "winning" a prisoner exchange with the United States by swapping U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout.