News in the morning – News of November 16, 2021 – Politics


News about the Corona crisis

RKI reports new maximum incidence value. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the value has risen from 303 on Monday to 312.4 now. In addition, the RKI recorded 32 048 new infections in 24 hours. Go to Article

Corona hits the old people again. Although it was known that the protection was waning, a third of the Bavarian home residents have still not received a booster vaccination. One of the reasons for this is that it is still up to the residents or their carers to decide whether they want to accept a vaccination offer or not. Go to Article

What is important today

Scholz: “I despise people who cannot compromise”. At the SZ economic summit, Scholz asked who would “like to be ruled by John Wayne”. The statements of the possible Chancellor of a traffic light coalition could be understood as a warning to his negotiating partners from the FDP and the Greens – if Scholz did not postpone a declaration of love to the traffic light: “I get that feeling more and more every hour that we sit there , something grows together, what fits together. ” Go to Article

Migration via Belarus: Merkel calls Lukashenko on the phone.The Chancellor spoke to the Belarusian ruler for 50 minutes. The question is how an escalation of the situation at the border can be prevented. In addition, both talk about humanitarian support for the migrants stuck there. Further discussions are to follow. Go to Article

Ukraine and Lithuania warn of Russian troop deployment. Putin may be keeping an invasion of Ukraine and Belarus open, said Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis at a meeting of EU foreign ministers. Together, the 27 ministers are initiating another round of sanctions against the Lukashenko regime in Belarus. It is now the fifth since the rigged elections in August 2020. Read the article

US condemns Russian anti-satellite missile test. With this, Russia endangered the lives of the astronauts and its own cosmonauts on board the ISS, says US Secretary of State Blinken. The German astronaut Matthias Maurer has recently been on the International Space Station. The US Forces Space Command said Monday’s test produced more than 1,500 traceable debris in low-earth orbit. Go to Article

Merz nominated as a candidate for CDU chairmanship. It is the third time in a row that the 66-year-old has stood up. With him, Röttgen and Braun, three men are so far in the running for the office of party leader. Go to Article

Biden: Competition between China and the USA must not degenerate into conflict. Before his first video summit with China’s head of state and party leader Xi Jinping, the US president is promoting “guard rails of common sense”. For both countries it is a matter of assuming responsible leadership roles in the world. Xi says China and the US should respect each other, coexist peacefully, and cooperate. Biden warns of a confrontation between the world’s two largest economies – whether intentional or unintentional. Go to Article

In the conflict with Poland, the European Court of Justice has to rule again. A few weeks ago the ECJ imposed a fine of one million euros a day because the government in Warsaw ignored the fact that the Polish disciplinary body had been declared illegal. This Tuesday, the ECJ is negotiating a question that should not be less sensitive for the ruling PiS party: Can an EU arrest warrant for Poland still be valid if the legal basis is noticeably eroding? Go to Article

EU negotiators agree on a 170 billion euro budget. Negotiators of the EU governments and the EU parliament agree on the new spending plan during the night after a long struggle. Among other things, the money is intended to help contain the consequences of the corona pandemic and climate change. A large part of the amount will also continue to be used to support farmers and comparatively poor regions in the EU countries. Go to Article

The AfD is demanding millions for its foundation. It has been known for years that the AfD wants to apply for millions of tax dollars for the Desiderius Erasmus Foundation – and can. Now she is demanding her share. Does democracy finance its own disintegration here? To the article (SZ Plus)

Italy is trembling about participating in the World Cup. The European champions only manage a disappointing 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland in Belfast and like Portugal have to go to the playoffs. Switzerland goes directly to Qatar, and England is also there. Go to Article

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Best things

Cory’s ordeal. Honest to the bone: An American has ventured into areas as a product tester that Stiftung Warentest can only dream of. Go to Article


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