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Tough fronts ahead of brexit negotiations

Tough fronts ahead of brexit negotiations

Ahead of brexit negotiations, the european union and great britain are on a confrontation course. The 27 remaining EU states rallied behind their common position in rare unity at a special summit over the weekend, but got a rebuff in london.

Prime minister theresa may opposes the EU’s core demands. The EU commission is therefore very skeptical about the talks, which are to begin after the british parliamentary elections in june.

German chancellor angela merkel and her eu colleagues at the brussels summit on saturday said they were delighted that they had reached unanimous agreement on their guidelines within a matter of minutes. We want to speak with one voice," said merkel afterwards. This does not mean, however, that one is against grobbritannien verbunde. A united eu is also favorable for the british government.

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In kurzewind, more costs are incurred

Wind and rain blew on the ears of the members of the ebern building committee on their tour wednesday evening. "There is a lot of money buried here that we don't even see", said mayor jurgen hennemann (SPD) during a site inspection at the former barracks, where a rainwater retention basin and sewers are being rehabilitated.

Cleanup in barracks area

On site, martin lang, head of the construction office of the ebern administrative community, explained that a specialist company is currently busy renovating a rainwater retention basin in the upper area of the land where the tank reconnaissance battalion 12 was formerly stationed. "This basin has a diameter of 14 meters", said lang. Because nothing was done to it for a long time, various damages had occurred. The damage will be "underground" repaired, said the mayor. In addition to the interior renovation, three new shaft uncoverings had to be straightened, explained martin lang. He cited the amount needed for the cleanup: 173000 euros. Channel rehabilitation in former barracks area costs 468,000 euros. The work is expected to be completed by the end of the year. "You don't see anything of what is being renovated there", according to mayor hennemann.
In the kurzewind district, a small clearing system is currently being built, sewers and cables are being laid, and the entire width of the road is being reconstructed. Here martin lang explained that there are sometimes "high problems" of the canal. "But everything could be solved", he said.
On site, he showed what kind of base course the road has had so far. "The structure is 25 to 30 centimeters thick." Through the so-called "conservation acceptance" 700 square meters of pavement will be rebuilt in a short time, explained the mayor.
The additional sum of 15,000 euros for this project was covered by the amount allocated in the budget for the city's road maintenance program, so the citizens of kurzewind did not have to bear any additional costs.

Further maintenance work

At the end of kurzewind in the direction of gereuth, electricity and broadband cables will be installed over a length of about 150 meters, which could not be laid in the strip of grass next to the road. "Therefore", according to martin lang, head of the construction office. The reconstruction of the pavement will then be done with a proper substructure, he said. The costs for this amount to approximately 10,000 euros. This is also to be financed through conservation levies without any further burden for the citizens. The construction committee agreed to the acceptance of the m. Martin lang summarized: "the canal will cost 290 000 euro. The construction of the road will cost 105,000 euros and the amount for the retention basin is 58,000 euros, for the small clarification plant 32,000 euros."

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Euro finance ministers push ahead with budget

Euro finance ministers push ahead with budget

The euro finance ministers have pushed forward the debate on a common eurozone budget.

There was broad agreement that the budget should be used primarily for investment and structural reforms, eurogroup head mario centeno said on monday evening after the meeting of the heads of department of the common currency area. However, a number of issues still had to be discussed by june.

The EU commission had put forward a number of proposals to strengthen the euro zone, the latest of which was an agreement between germany and france on a common approach to the budget. This is mainly to demand reforms in euro states. Funds from the budget could also be used as guarantees for private investment projects.

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Tomi ungerer is dead: the crude cartoonist died at the age of 87

Tomi ungerer is dead: the crude cartoonist died at the age of 87

Tomi ungerer was one of the few artists who could inspire adults as well as children. In 2016, a book was published that brings together the two lines through his work: "why am i not you??" In it, ungerer answered children's philosophical questions – and fascinated them with subversive humor and the freedom of thought. Alsatian artist died on saturday night. He turned 87.

Children between the ages of three and twelve ask, for example, "why is there money??", "what is it: time?" Or "can you still think when you are dead?" Ungerer's answers are mostly stories, they take children seriously, even at the risk of overtaxing them. Many of the answers are actually for the parents, who are now better able to respond to their children's questions.

Ungerer: picture books for children, cartoons for adults

The two basic lines of the philosophy book characterize his entire, extraordinarily extensive oeuvre: on the one hand, he created wonderfully poetic, funny, even cheeky picture books for children, in which the uncanniness of life shines through again and again. On the other hand, he drew cartoons for adults, and even in the friendlier ones, the satirical often turns into a merciless look at people who torment each other. In books like "the party or "babylon the biting caricature rises to an apocalyptic vision.

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Focus on children with disabilities

focus on children with disabilities

The service celebrated by pastor roland neher on the day of the epiphany marked the end of the collection campaign of the almost 30 carol singers of the parish "our dear lady", who were supervised by pastoral assistant thomas reich, which raised 5871 euros.

Reference to the gospel

In his sermon, the pastor referred to the gospel of mathew, which deals with the meeting of herod, king of judah, with the three wise men from the east. The pastor pointed out that the ruling class at that time, such as the high priests, knew about the event in bethlehem but did not go there.

Becoming active yourself

Herod also used only the three wise men to find out more about the events in bethlehem. This should lead us to the realization that it is not enough to learn what is important, but that one must become active oneself. Only if you set out on the way, you can find god. Thomas reich, like the pastor, thanked the carol singers who not only brought god’s blessing to homes and people, but also collected a lot of money for needy children around the world as a sign of charity, this year focusing on children with disabilities. They are often neglected, discriminated against and marginalized, especially in poor countries. He also thanked the parents of the carol singers, who contributed in various ways. Alfred thieret

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Kulmbach comedian works every day for success

Kulmbach comedian works every day for success

Stefan eichner, better known as "the eich, has received the cultural award of the kulmbach service clubs. We asked him what he plans to do with the prize money and to whom he owes the most in his career.

Stefan, congratulations! How proud are you to receive the cultural award??
Stefan eichner: i am generally proud of the word "proud" always a little careful and use the term very, very sparingly. But I am very happy, and it is so far for me personally really the highest award. I have also won several cabaret awards, but it is of course special to receive the cultural award of the service clubs of our city. I see the prize as an incentive to continue and to try to match the quality of my new program, which will premiere in two weeks, and to live up to my expectations.

How is the cultural award endowed?
With 3 000 euros.

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Organizers satisfied with green week before close of doors

organizers satisfied with green week before close of doors

By the end of the fair on sunday, the number of visitors over the ten days of the fair will exceed 400,000. According to information from the trade show, however, the winter weather has so far prevented any major growth in sales. As one of the last high-ranking guests on friday, SPD chancellor candidate peer steinbruck demanded more environmental and animal protection from the industry.

The comparatively good mood among farmers is reflected in the latest edition of the german farmers’ association’s economic barometer, which was published on friday. After a steep rise since 2010, the index value remains at a relatively high level with slight fluctuations. Rukwied said that while prices for fattening pigs had come under pressure, prices in the arable and dairy sectors remained stable.

Farmers plan to invest 6.7 billion euros in the next six months, according to a representative survey of 2,100 farms. That’s 1.2 billion euros more than in the same period last year. According to the association, the lion’s share of the 3.9 billion euros will be spent on building stables. Other rough items are machinery and biogas plants.

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Spd politicians want to re-evaluate sarrazin membership

spd politicians want to re-evaluate sarrazin membership

The SPD will check very carefully whether he fulfills the conditions imposed on him in the 2011 party order proceedings. Anyone who disregards the basic principles of freedom, justice and solidarity has no home in the SPD."

SPD deputy chairman ralf stegner told the "frankfurter allgemeine sonntagszeitung" newspaper. With his bestseller "germany is abolishing itself" and controversial theses on immigration in august 2010, the former berlin finance senator had triggered storms of indignation and debates about criticism of islam and the inheritance of intelligence. In 2011, however, the party leadership failed in its attempt to expel sarrazin from the SPD. Sarrazin’s remaining in the party was seen by many observers at the time as a defeat for the SPD leadership.

The party law makes it "very difficult to part with members if they do not violate laws or run for other parties," stegner wrote on twitter. He accused sarrazin of earning money with his "unfortunate right-wing works" only because he marketed them as an SPD member, even though they had nothing to do with social democracy. "If sarrazin still had a spark of decency, he would leave the SPD of his own accord."

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Special convocation in cyprus on money laundering allegations

Special convocation in cyprus on money laundering allegations

"We need this quickly," eurogroup head jeroen dijsselbloem said on monday evening after consultations in brussel. The package is to be agreed in march – after the cypriot presidential elections, that is. "If necessary, the agreement (for the aid program) will include additional measures"."

Nicosia had previously denied accusations of money laundering through financial houses of the country again. Finance minister vassos shiarly wanted to insist that no private auditing firm be hired by the euro group to conduct checks to see if there is money laundering in cyprus’s financial institutions. Nicosia, however, could not enforce this course.

German finance minister wolfgang schauble said: "we have once again made it very clear today that cyprus must also appoint an independent institution to be able to document the implementation of money laundering standards in cyprus in a truly reliable manner. This is a central point."

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Brunn: inge kirch created stations of the cross

Brunn: inge kirch created Stations of the Cross

"I was totally surprised and perplexed and refused when father rigobert approached me in 1989 with the offer to paint a stations of the cross with 14 pictures for the church in brunn", the munnerstadt artist inge kirch (74) described to the numerous visitors the week before last in the church st. Sebastian in brunn. But if you look around the small church, which was built around 1400 and expanded in 1957, you will find on the walls – a stations of the cross with the usual 14 motifs about the suffering of christ, created in oil on canvas by inge kirch.

This way of the cross is, she says herself, the most important and roughest work she has created. This evening with inge kirch was for the listeners an inner preparation on the way to carol week and easter. Inge kirch explained that the church had also been renovated in the course of its expansion in 1957. But the newly created abstract paintings on the walls did not like at all. The walls were therefore painted, and remained so for many years.

In 1989, however, said father rigobert marx (1938-2009) wanted to persuade them to create a way of the cross for the church. "I refused, but rigobert lieb did not relax", smiled inge kirch. That’s why she suggested to him that she first paint a single picture "and then we can talk further". No sooner said than done. Father rigobert liked it and also in the diocese in wurzburg they thought it was "quite good" and also agreed. So inge kirch started to work after all. She had looked at other crosses. "They were all painted with a very dark background, I did not want that", she realized and "i wanted to paint in such a way that the pictures would fit into the church". There’s nothing worse than when colors rub together". She picked up colors from the church.