Green party politician remains most popular head of federal state in Germany: poll - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSunday, January 26, 2020
With an approval rate of 66 percent, Daniel Guenther, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, was the second most popular head of a federal state in Germany, followed by Stephan Weil of Lower Saxony who was ranked third with 60 percent.
At the bottom of the ranking was Berlin's governing mayor, Michael Mueller (SPD), whose work was only rated positively by 27 percent of people living in the German capital's federal state.
Following a big win in the European Parliament elections in May, where the Green party in Germany won 20.5 percent of votes and became second strongest political force, support for the Green party in Germany is at a historic high.
According to last week's Trendbarometer, the Greens would gain the same number of votes as the governing conservative union CDU/CSU if elections were to be held.
With regards to a first Green German chancellor, Winfried Kretschmann recently told the Funke Media Group that a German government led by the Greens would not involve a radical change of policy.
"Nobody needs to be afraid of a Green Chancellor. We are not trumps or Erdogans or Orbans who throw everything overboard," Kretschmann told the German newspapers.
The head of Baden-Wuerttemberg noted that he did not see "big differences" in alliances with the CDU/CSU and the SPD. "In socio-political issues, we make progress with the social democrats, in economic policy with the CDU/CSU".
Berlin moves to greatly reduce ‘solidarity tax’ for eastern Germany - EuronewsTuesday, August 20, 2019
The bill, proposed by the finance minister from Angela Merkel’s CDU party, has been encouraged with support from the CDU’s coalition partner the SPD.The Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Stephan Weil, said: "It is absolutely time to noticeably reduce the burden on small and medium incomes by abolishing the solidarity surcharge."Weil also thinks it's good that 10% of Germans should continue to pay the solidarity surcharge. "Nobody would understand, however, if the highest incomes in Germany were now to be rewarded with tax gifts totalling around eleven billion euros. We'd better invest this money in education and climate protection."Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, parliamentary party and state leader of the SPD in Hesse, also supports Scholz.What is the Soli tax?The solidarity surcharge was introduced in 1991, to help reconstruction of the east following the reunification of Germany in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall.The tax was originally supposed to be in place only for a limited time but became permanent in 1995.Initially, the solidarity rate was 7.5%, but since 1995 it has been 5.5%. In addition, the surcharge has been unlimited since 1995.Contrary to some assumptions, taxpayers in the west and east have to pay the tax.According to the Ministry of Finance, in 2018 the German state received €18.9 billion as a result.Criticism of the billAccording to the Ministry of Finance, single people with an annual gross income of up to €73,874 would not have to pay anything. From €109,451 gross annual wages, the full supplement would have to be paid.Accordingly, a family with two children and an annual income of €221,375 or more would have to pay the full solidarity surch...https://www.euronews.com/2019/08/13/berlin-moves-to-greatly-reduce-solidarity-tax-for-eastern-germany
This has just been named the 'most overdone' wedding trend of 2018 - and we have to agree - Her.ieSunday, March 3, 2019
Yep, you've surely been at a wedding where there's been a flower wall but Robin Weil of WeddingPlanner.co.uk has told The Independent they've become overdone.
It's a trend that started with celebrity weddings; most notably Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's extravagant nuptials in Florence, Italy in 2014.
We love a flower wall as much as anyone (what better backdrop for a selfie?) but we'd have to agree that we've seen a lot of them over the past few years.
If you'd rather go for something a little different but still have a very floral theme running through your decor, you might consider suspended flowers instead.
The trend has grown in popularity on Pinterest recently and it's easy to see why.
It's a fresh, colourful touch that would work for either your ceremony or your reception, depending on your venue.
Hanging flowers would make the picture-perfect alternative to the flower wall too and are ideal if you're going for a rustic or boho theme.
Carnival and carnival 2019: customs and traditions in the world – view - The KXAN 36 NewsSunday, March 3, 2019
Some 500 tons of oranges that arrive from Calabria and Sicily, fall of the orange battle in Ivrea every year. 2. – 5. March www.storicocarnevaleivrea.it
6. The fools jump, in Rottweil, Germany: Back to the roots
On the 17. November, in the year 1310 was invented in Rottweil in the black forest, the carnival. In a deed the word “Carnival” for the first Time. Therefore, Rottweil as one of the birth places of the carnival all man. The Tradition is respected, of course: the appearance of the fool-characters is specified precisely. One thing they all have in common: an ornate wood larva and colorful dresses. The Highlight of the events is the “fool jumps” on carnival Monday and Tuesday, when the jesters will parade through the streets. 28. February to 5. March www.narrenzunft-rottweil.de
7. The Marathon of the men to the carnival of Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
heeled shoes, Marathon, men: This doesn’t quite fit together! Or? In Puerto de la Cruz on Tenerife: The Mascarita Ponte Tacon, the Marathon, the men, provide men a merciless race over obstacles and cobblestones. Only condition: high-heeled shoes and women’s clothes. A lot of Fun, especially for the spectators. In addition, there is Tenerife’s carnival parades and classic car meet. 24. Of February to 10. March. Marathon men:8. March. www.todotenerife.es
8. Royal Shrovetide in Ashbourne, England: football game, the Superlative
Who invented it? In this case, probably the English. The craziest soccer game in the world: hundreds of players, a playing field of a length of five kilometres, two days of about eight hours of playing time. Every year, the struggling Under – and upper town of Ashbourne in the North West of England, to the honorable victory of the “Royal Shrovetide” football game – and since the 12th century. Century. Then, the province transformed the town into a tangle of struggling human bodies. Fortunately, there are long-standing rules: Killing an opponent is strictly forbidden. 5. and 6. March
9. The Nasenzug in Wolfach, Germany
The little village of Wolfach in the black forest, a Carnival stronghold. Twelve of the Parade to lift the residents in the carnival time, from the ground. The most bizarre of all the Nasenzug, in the case of the men in their olfactory bulbs, your face is Bay, the tines in but funny dress up characters. Noisy in the geese March the men through the town. Whether the word “As the nose of the man, his John say,” but some Truth to it? Women are of course strictly forbidden. Sneaks one in the train, you will be thrown into the icy fountain of the Village. 3. Märzwww.narro-wolfach.de
10. Samba-carnival, Sex and sunburn in Rio de Jane...https://www.kxan36news.com/carnival-and-carnival-2019-customs-and-traditions-in-the-world-view
Southern Germany offers a scenic look at mountainous highs and historic lows - CT InsiderSunday, January 26, 2020
Here’s the great thing about Bavaria and southern Germany for visitors, aside from abundant history and scenery: Germans generally are direct, organized and go by the rules. That’s not just their rep; it’s what we observed.
On the famous Autobahn, they use the left lane to legally go as fast as they want but they slow down when the overhead signs drop the speed limit to 100 kilometers an hour, or even 70. They don’t weave and cut you off like the average highway here.
When they stack firewood in a shed, it’s done precisely, a work of art. If they’re growing apples, the limbs are staked neatly and verically on thin threes with netting above. With similar dedication to organization and standards, the beer they serve is inexpensive and consistently good (don’t ask for an IPA).
The Most Beautiful Cities in Germany - World AtlasSunday, January 26, 2020
Germany varies from one author to the other. Here are some of the cities that pop up whenever the best places in Germany are mentioned.
Nuremberg is the second largest Bavarian city after Munich, with a population of approximately 512,000 residents. The city is known for many things but the most common is the Nuremberg Trial which remains pivotal in the history of Germany. Nuremberg’s origin dates back a millennium and over the years it developed into one of the most important cities in Europe. The city has plenty of places to visit, including old churches, imperial castles, and the Nazi trial grounds. Nuremberg is a pedestrian-friendly city, with the pedestrian-only zone covering a large part of the city.
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin and the 8th largest in the EU. The city is home to over 1.8 million residents. It is located on the banks of River Eibe and its tributaries and its name reflect the city’s medieval history. Hamburg is known for the impressive red-brick Speicherstadt which is a World Heritage Site. Apart from the buildings, the city has plenty of nightlife, with most party-seekers frequenting the Reeperbahn, popularly known as “German’s most sinful mile.” Hamburg is also Europe’s research, science, and educational hub.
The city of Cologne is set on the banks of the Rhine River. It is German’s fourth-largest city with a population of about 1.1 million residents. The city has a rich history spanning over 2,000 years and features diverse architectural style including ancient Roman walls and medieval churches, as well as post-war constructions. The city’s major attraction is the Cologne Cathedral which is the largest cathedral in Germany. Another thing that makes Cologne a beau...https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-beautiful-cities-in-germany.html
Is Staten Island’s beer scene getting stale? - SILive.comSunday, January 26, 2020
Advance/Pamela SiHOT STYLES IN THE CITYMost popular on Staten Island at the moment, based on a casual poll of a several restaurants, are IPAs and sour beers.Said Ken Tirado, owner of Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn, Charleston, “Ironically, like many people my age, my taste buds had a hard time adjusting to the bitter and sour tastes of IPAs and sour Goses.”He added, “New breweries pop up all the time and I have surrendered half my draught lines to local breweries.”Juicy Lucy BBQ in Ocean Breeze finds sales of spiked seltzers dominate over mainstream and craft brews. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela SiAnd the two local brewers -- the borough lost its Mariners Harbor-based Staten Island Brewing Co. last year -- are guiding the fields of style and flavor as well.Flagship’s head brewer Mark Szmaida said he plans for the Tompkinsville taproom to feature an exclusive sour beer. He’ll also be testing the waters on a hard seltzer. In the works for February is the brew crew’s Irish Coffee Pastry Stout, a strong stout at 8% aged on whiskey-oak chips. Szmaida selected Staten Island’s own Unique Coffee Roasters as the “Joe” of choice to pair with cocoa nibs and vanilla in the mash. Recently, Flagship collaborated with Holtermann’s for a crumb cake-inspired creation. p class="article__paragraph article__paragraph--left" id="U6...https://www.silive.com/entertainment/2020/01/is-staten-islands-beer-scene-getting-stale.html
The perfect destination foHere is why Germany is the perfect destination for your next holidayr your holiday! Discover nature in Germany - Emirates WomanSunday, January 26, 2020
Alps are characterised by green trees and extensive forests.Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: at the corner of the three German states, Bavaria, Hesse and ThuringiaThe Rhôn hills are located in the heart of Germany and offer a wide range of beautiful views! And if you are a fan of athletic activities, you can try gliding, water sports, and indulge in a spot of star gazing.Jasmund National Park Mecklenburg-Western Pomeraniait takes you right along the cliffs and features enough natural treasures for several holidays. White chalk cliffs, lush beech forests and the shimmering blue of the sea. You’ll catch sight of a rare white-tailed eagle circling in the skies, while far below a thousand different species of beetle scuttle through the undergrowth in this landscape of contrasts.Black Forest National Park, Baden-Württemberg, South GermanyPerfect for cleansing your lungs. The remarkable feature of this national park is that some areas have been able to develop for more than 100 years without human intervention. This means that all the animals and plants that are found here live in authentic, natural surroundings.You can use Deutsche Bahn trains all over Germany, where it uses 100% green energy. In addition, you can take the InterCity Express for a unique experience, as it is a high-speed train that connects all major cities in Germany with speeds of up to 300 km / hour, and this is one of the fastest ways to reach between Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne!Check out their Instagram: GermanyTourismAr, and Facebook: Germany Tourism Arabia– For more about Dubai’s lifestyle, news and fashion scene straight to your newsfeed, follow us on Facebook Media: Supplied...https://emirateswoman.com/germany/