News of the day – News of November 16, 2021 – Politics

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2 G is also available in Hamburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg. Due to the sharp rise in corona numbers, federal states are increasingly introducing access restrictions in the leisure sector for adults who have not been vaccinated or have recovered. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Prime Minister Wüst (CDU) announced that 2 G plus should even apply in particularly sensitive areas – that is, those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered must also submit a current, negative corona test. This applies, among other things, to carnival sessions. To the corona reports

EXCLUSIVE A one day ultimatum. When protective clothing was rare, the Munich PR entrepreneur Andrea Tandler used her CSU connections and offered the state protective masks at tough conditions. Documents show how bold they and the Emix suppliers were. Behind it are young Swiss millionaires with big sayings who later had problems fulfilling all promises. To the article (SZ Plus)

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Hacker attack from Belarus on German MPs. The “ghostwriter” troop, which at the beginning of the year also targeted representatives of the Bundestag and several state parliaments, is apparently based in Minsk. This emerges from a report by the US IT security company Mandiant, which the Süddeutsche Zeitung is present. In addition to Russia, Europe will have to prepare for a new adversary in cyber warfare. To the article (SZ Plus)

Network agency stops approval of Nord Stream 2. Because the operating company of the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is not independent enough, the federal authority is suspending the proceedings for an indefinite period. Gazprom does not have much time to find a legally watertight solution. If the tube is illegally put into operation, the network agency wants to impose a fine. Go to Article

The power of Poland’s Justice Minister is incompatible with EU law. The European Court of Justice is once again dealing with the controversial judicial reforms in Poland. And again he ruled against the government there: It was inadmissible that the minister responsible for the judiciary was also the prosecutor general, could delegate judges to higher criminal courts at his own discretion and could terminate such a delegation at any time. Go to Article

First court prohibits negative interest. The Berlin district court declares the custody fee of Sparda-Bank Berlin to be ineffective. She is supposed to repay all amounts wrongly collected. It is the first such judgment in Germany. The Sparda Bank announced that it would appeal against it. Should the higher authorities confirm the judgment, this would have huge consequences for banks and savings banks. Because many of them charge their customers the custody fee in a similar way. To the article (SZ Plus)

Debris endangers the ISS. Russia admits that it shot down its own satellite. Because of the debris, parts of the International Space Station ISS were temporarily evacuated. The American and European space agencies are heavily criticized. Go to Article

Amnesty accuses World Cup host Qatar of exploitation. The Arab emirate and the representatives of football like to emphasize that it is leading the way on labor rights. The latest report from Amnesty International contradicts this: There has been no progress, “old abusive practices” have even surfaced again. There is also talk of “massive exploitation”. Go to Article

Other important topics of the day:

Federal election 2021

Coalition agreement should be ready next week. The general secretaries of the SPD, FDP and the Greens emphasize the constructive atmosphere in the talks. All three are confident that a new government will be in place by St. Nicholas Week. Even with the compulsory vaccination for certain groups, there are signs of an agreement. Go to Article

Merz tries the third attempt. The former Union parliamentary group leader in the Bundestag officially declares his candidacy for the CDU chairmanship. For the office of general secretary, he proposes an unusual team solution: the former Berlin social senator Mario Czaja should get the office, Merz wants to put the Baden-Württemberg local politician Christina Stumpp at his side as a deputy. Go to Article

That interested many today

When felt truths meet facts. Of course one would have liked one of the traffic light negotiators. But the Corona discussion with Frank Plasberg is still interesting. Because one participant turns everyone else against her with her crude views. Go to Article

A balcony the equivalent of a car. Real estate prices continue to rise rapidly. In Munich, for example, a square meter now costs five digits. But it gets even faster elsewhere. Go to Article

“I then applied to get to know him specifically”. Melina Katharina Braun is a candidate for “Bauer sucht Frau”. Many people on the net resented a sentence she said on the show. Why she still does not regret her participation. To the interview (SZ Plus)

Last but not least

This guy’s a pop star in China – and didn’t know it. When a Düsseldorf musician suddenly receives news from China, his song “Not Angry” has long been a hit there – thanks to Tiktok. How does it work? To the article on

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