Is the German forest facing collapse?

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German forests are suffering from drought, pests and storms. Calls for effective and fast help have become louder. The Union-led forestry departments of the federal states are calling for a master plan. The German forest has many enemies. Because it storms more often and more violently, the forest is, according to statements of the Federal Environment and Nature Conservation, stressed…. Read more »

Germany does not participate in US Naval Mission

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Germany has not participated in a military mission in the Gulf. This is confirmed by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, thus rejecting the US conflict with Iran. Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has clearly rejected German participation in a US-led military mission in the Strait of Hormuz. “The Federal Government will not participate in the planned and presented sea mission by… Read more »

Nearly 9,000 visas have been issued for relatives of the vulnerable

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For a year now, people with limited protection status have been able to get relatives back to Germany. Now the Foreign Office takes stock. Since the reorganization of family reunification a year ago, about 9,000 relatives of refugees with limited protection status have received visas for Germany. From August 2018 to the end of June, a total of 8,758 entry… Read more »

Churches show a sharp increase in withdrawals

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For decades the churches in Germany have lost members, and now the process has accelerated: Almost 440,000 people left in 2018. The Catholic Church calls the development worrying. The number of people leaving the church in Germany has increased in the past year. 216,000 people would have left the Catholic Church in 2018, said the German Bishops’ Conference in Bonn…. Read more »

Number of people seeking protection rises to almost 1.8 million

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Around 1.8 million people seeking protection stayed in Germany in 2018. These include asylum seekers, approved and rejected. The number increased by six percent compared to the previous year. The number of foreign protection seekers in Germany rose last year by six percent to almost 1.8 million. It thus increased by 101,000 compared to the previous year, the Federal Statistical… Read more »