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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Per dart to neuses (kronach): behind every goal a surprise

Per dart to neuses (kronach): behind every goal a surprise

Almost we had passed. Although traffic has to slow down to 70 kilometers per hour at the exit to the kronach district of neuses, photographer matthias hoch and i almost miss the exit. As it turned out later that day, that would have been a damn shame. Because behind almost every door of this small town on the river rodach, which at first glance seems very inconspicuous, live incredibly interesting people. And: they all kindly invite us in to share their exciting stories with us.

We gladly accept the offer, not only because the threatening rain clouds hovering over the area should actually pour down on us in the course of the day. But from the beginning. As usual in this summer series, we follow the exact coordinates of my dart and end up in the middle of the forest. More precisely, at kachelmannsberg, which rises northwest of neuses above the busy federal highway 173. Since we don’t want to wait for a walker or jogger to join us, we walk along the gravel path towards the valley. We meet a rough property, brigitte fiedlers ferienhof.

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