News of the day – News of January 11, 2023 – Politics


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Habeck defends Lützerath eviction. The police have started clearing the protest camp. There are clashes between officials and demonstrators. Climate activist Luisa Neubauer announced for Thursday, Greta Thunberg wants to come by on Saturday. Go to Article

President Wieler leaves the Robert Koch Institute. The veterinarian headed the federal health authority for almost eight years. Now he’s leaving – “at his own request,” as they say. His boss, Health Minister Lauterbach, agreed. Go to Article

The EU Parliament wants to make corruption in its own ranks more difficult. As a reaction to the latest corruption scandal, the EU Parliament is to enact new rules for the work of MPs and their relationship with lobbyists. Parliament Speaker Metsola has drawn up a 14-point plan for this. The plan is only intended as a first reform step and should help to restore citizens’ trust in Parliament. Go to Article

War against Ukraine: Strategically important city of Soledar is said to have fallen. The Russian mercenary group “Wagner” announces the capture of the small town in the Donbass. Ukrainian authorities disagree, saying that the Russian attempt to take it was unsuccessful. Liveblog on the war in Ukraine:

First US flights take off again after computer failure. After a take-off ban for all domestic flights in the USA, the first planes are allowed to take off again. A flight control system had failed. Go to Article

Wohlleben is back in custody. The supporter of the right-wing terrorist group NSU was sentenced to ten years in prison in 2018, but was released shortly afterwards by the Munich Higher Regional Court, although he had only served a little over six years. Now he has to go back to prison to serve the rest of his sentence. Go to Article

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