Germany murder: Iraqi admits Wiesbaden teenager killing - BBC NewsTuesday, April 23, 2019
German girl in Wiesbaden.Ali Bashar, 22, admitted in court that he had strangled Susanna Feldman, but said he did not know how it happened.The May 2018 killing prompted outrage in Germany and led Chancellor Angela Merkel to call for faster deportation of failed asylum seekers.The girl's body was found two weeks after she disappeared."Everything went black before my eyes, then it all happened," the defendant told the court through an interpreter. "I don't know how it could have happened."Ali Bashar is also accused of attacking a man in a park and faces a separate trial next week for allegedly raping a girl aged 11.
Susanna Feldman's mother, Diana, was in court to hear details of her daughter's death and the indictment against Ali Bashar.Defendant gives evidenceAs the trial got under way amid tight security, the defendant gave a statement to the court in which he described how his family had fled Iraq in 2015. Speaking through an interpreter, he said he had drunk alcohol since the age of 12 but had used drugs for the first time when he came to Germany.
Iraqi murder suspect returned to Germany
Migrant jailed for German girl's murder
He told the court he had met Susanna through a ...https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47536431
Landgard partnering to work on a European landmark project in Hungary - FreshPlaza.comTuesday, April 23, 2019
Hungary-Austria-Slovakia, together with other partners in north-western Hungary. The project partners announced this last week in a press conference in Hungary. "Everything that happens here today is an epochal change for the agriculture of Hungary," said the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture, praising István Nagy's project plans. Overall, the project will create 3,000 to 5,000 jobs in the region over the long term, with a total investment volume of up to € 1.0 billion, said Prof. Hubert Schulte-Kemper, CEO of Fakt AG.
Left to right: István Nagy (Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Hungary), Hans-Jürgen Best (Planning Department of the City of Essen), Thomas Schlich (Managing Director of Landgard Obst & Gemüse GmbH & Co. KG), Prof. Hubert Schulte-Kemper (Chairman of the Board of Fakt AG), Dr , Petra Ponvács-Pana (Deputy Hungarian Secretary of State for Economic Affairs), Mihály Varga (President of Kesz Holding Ltd), Zsolt Jamniczky (E.ON Hungary)
On an area of ??about 300,000 square meters, cultivation of greenhouse crops and professional outdoor cultivation for the year-round production of produce like tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, culinary herbs and other products will be conceivable. For example, around 500,000 square meters are planned for the protected cultivation of asparagus, berry fruits, melons and stone fruits. As part of the cooperation, Landgard is establishing the production and marketing of fresh fruit and vegetable products with Hungarian companies and it will accomplish sustainable marketing.
Optimization of first-hand purchase of goods"As the leading producer cooperative for fruit and vegetables as well as flowers and plants in Europe, we have first-class connections to leading European retail chains as well as to producers," explains Thomas Schlich, Managing Director of Landgard Obst & Gemüse GmbH & Co. KG. "The expansion of sustainable and demand-oriented production in our neighbor Hungary will offer us optimal conditions for the targeted development and expansion of important customer and supplier relationships in the fruit an...https://www.freshplaza.com/article/9089109/landgard-partnering-to-work-on-a-european-landmark-project-in-hungary/
A German village goes it alone on climate protection - DW (English)Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Florian Diepold, climate protection manager of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, an administrative district near the German Alps. "There are so many small projects happening, like the one in Grafenaschau with its village store and attempt to produce its own energy." Unexpected challenges But getting a project like the community-owned shop off the ground brings its own challenges. Running such a store is a lot more hands-on than managing a big chain where everything arrives with barcodes and all the product information is digitized. "You really have to do much more yourself because you're moving away from the structures that are already there," says Diepold. Hubert Mangold (pictured) explains that Grafenaschau has planted a flower meadow and set up beehives so the village can produce local honey That includes negotiating prices with regional farmers and suppliers for each product. That price then has to be entered into the cash register and the products reordered manually. There is no standard, uniform system across the various organic suppliers. "You have to make sure you get your reorders in, you have to pick things up yourself. It's a lot of work," confirms Mangold. But a group of locals pitches in and they always make sure they are "climate neutral." "We get our fruit from the Gardener Hall in Munich," says the mayor. "We have someone who has to go to Munich anyway and he brings the fruit to us. We don't create any additional CO2 emissions ... that's the idea." Read more: The true cost of Germany's cheap food But then there's the financial risk. The store belongs to the locals, some of whom are shareholders and are at risk if it fails. Mangold believes Germany's federal and state governments could be doing more to support local councils in fighting against climate change and boosting environmental protection. "Big politics has been asleep on the job, without a doubt ... That's what we really need, more financing — that the Bavarian state supports us," says Mangold. Climate protection manager Diepold says that most of what local councils are doing to protect the climate is totally voluntary, and that a lack of support from the federal and regional governments when it comes to laws and finances means they're limited in what they can do. He says his position as climate protection manager, for instance, is based on temporary contracts, which the local council has to vote to extend, although they are not obliged to do so. "It would be really positive for our work if there was some kind of legal basis for climate and nature protection inserted into the Basic Law [Germany's foundational legal document guaranteeing fundamental rights]," says Diepold. Preserving...https://www.dw.com/en/a-german-village-goes-it-alone-on-climate-protection/a-48030126
Mob violence stuns Germany, revealing deep fault lines over migration - CNNTuesday, April 23, 2019
Local residents have come to pay their respects but few want to speak to the media, angry at the way their city has been portrayed. "It is really terrible and sad what happened in Chemnitz ... in our city. I am not against foreigners or migrants," says one young man who didn't want to be identified."But I feel that I can't leave my girlfriend and children alone to go out by themselves. I feel it's no longer safe in our own home town."A friend comes to pull him away and then hisses: "You'd better tell the truth and nothing but the truth! The media has been full of lies about us!"Over the course of one turbulent week, the eastern German town of Chemnitz has revealed deep fault lines in the country over the flashpoint issue of refugees and immigration."I was surprised by the amount of resistance, distrust and how violently people reacted," says Werner Patzelt, a professor of politics at Technical University Dresden, who has been following the growth of the right-wing movement in Germany. "I fear no political action can stop this disastrous pull of events. There is a growing bitterness in Germany that no political action can stop."Vacuum of info...https://edition.cnn.com/2018/09/01/europe/germany-chemnitz-shubert-intl/index.html
State aid: Commission approves aid-free privatisation of German HSH Nordbank - EU NewsSunday, March 3, 2019
Commission, so that the Commission could verify that these conditions were met.
Today's decision confirms that the sale of HSH by the German Länder of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein to a consortium of private equity funds led by J.C. Flowers and Cerberus complies with the requirements set out in the 2016 Commission decision.
Concretely, the Commission found that there is no aid to the buyers since HSH is being sold to the bidders with the highest and most credible offer, in an open and transparent process that resulted in a positive price.
Furthermore, the Commission found that, under its new ownership's business plan, HSH is expected to return to viability. The business plan foresees a significant boost in the bank's profitability thanks to improved asset quality combined with increased efficiency and better cost control. This will ensure that HSH becomes a solvent and viable market player.
In particular, the successful completion of the privatisation will allow HSH to continue to perform its core activities in the market as a restructured and viable entity, without further need of public support.
HSH Nordbank, until now majority-owned by the two German Länder Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, ismainly active in the northern and metropolitan areas of Germany and finances, inter alia, energy and infrastructure projects as well as shipping. The latter was one of the main causes for its difficulties during the financial crisis.
In September 2011, the Commission approved the restructuring of HSH Nordbank, including an asset guarantee of€10 billion, subject to conditions. This asset guarantee was reduced by the bank from €10 billion to €7 billion, in order to lower the bank's fee payments on the guarantee.
In June 2013 the Commission provisionally approved the re-i...http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-18-6561_en.htm
German states finalize privatization of HSH Nordbank - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaSunday, March 3, 2019
BERLIN, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- The German states of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have finalized the sale of HSH Nordbank to a private investment consortium on Wednesday.
"The money has arrived", Hamburg finance minister Andreas Dressel (SPD) revealed at a press conference hosted with his counterpart in Schleswig-Holstein Monika Heinold (Greens).
Nine months ago, the two states agreed to sell their controlling stakes in HSH Nordbank to the U.S. investment firms Cerberus and J.C. Flowers among other private investors. The sale had been ordered by European Union (EU) competition authorities and marks the first ever successful privatization of a regional government-owned bank in Germany.
Following the formal acquisition of HSH Nordbank for one billion euros (1.13 billion U.S. dollars), the bank will be renamed in Hamburg Commercial Bank from February 2019. A new supervisory board has also been nominated.
HSH Nordbank chief executive officer (CEO) Stefan Ermisch said in a statement that the "successful switch from public-sector to exclusively private-...http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/29/c_137638058.htm
Couple break with pace 214, on Federal road in order to catch a holiday flight - The Crypto Coin DiscoverySunday, March 3, 2019
This is exactly what happened on Monday afternoon, an 89-year-old pensioner in Harrislee (Schleswig-Holstein). The police announced on Wednesday, handed the man a to him unknown woman more than 20,000 euros in a black leather bag.
Thus, had ordered the scammers to the pensioner a Taxi that brought him to his institution in Flensburg city centre. The man took the money and was driven by the taxi driver, the police as a witness, back home, where he handed the sum to the wife. Also, you will be searched by the police. Accordingly, the victim described the fraud as follows:
about 20 to 25 years altcirca 160 to 165 centimeters tall neat appearance
The taxi driver, as well as possible witnesses to the handover of the money are asked to contact 0461 – 484 0 to the police. The information of the officials, have increased the calls to the wrong police or grandchildren in the space of Flensburg in the last two weeks solid. You have knowledge of more than 100 Calls of this kind.
Übach-Palenberg: police to sexual offence witnesses.
In North Rhine-Westphalia, Übach-Palenberg the police after an unknown youth was on Tuesday afternoon, compared to a nine-year-old girl sexually grip. Accordingly, the child was playing on a Playground, when a young man approached and led to a mound of dirt. There, the young people should have stripped the girl.
The officials, according to two strollers, the speeches, the suspects approached in this Moment. This was run then walk. The passers-by took the girl home. Now the police are looking for both after helping a couple, as well as to the unknown youth who is described as follows:
about 15 to 17 years of age, and of robust stature, short, blonde, and upstairs greasy hair, asked to be witnesses at the sides, shorter brown shoes, light brown denim jacket and blue Jeanswar with black-and-white Bicycle on the road
to put under the phone number 02452 920 0.
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Munich: police stops driving school – driving instructor on drugs
During a routine control, the police in Munich have pulled a driving instructor. The officers found the 40-Year-old initially glassy and red eyes, and assumed, therefore, that the man navigated his driving students under the influence of a drug through the streets of the Bavarian capital Navi. The locally made drug-test confirmed this suspicion. The police announced, has been canceled, then the hour’s drive. The rider was allowed to go home. The due blood test should confirm the r...https://www.ccdiscovery.com/couple-break-with-pace-214-on-federal-road-in-order-to-catch-a-holiday-flight
Der Weg für den Verkauf der HSH Nordbank ist freiWednesday, October 17, 2018
HSH Nordbank steht nichts mehr im Weg: Nach mehrmonatigen Verhandlungen ist auch die letzte noch offene Frage der künftigen Sicherung von Kundengeldern geklärt. Damit können Schleswig-Holstein und Hamburg ihre einst hoch defizitäre Landesbank wie schon im Februar vereinbart an vier Investoren um die Firmen Cerberus und JC Flowers veräußern. „Ein weiterer bedeutender Stein ist aus dem Weg geräumt, freute sich am Donnerstag die grüne Kieler Finanzministerin Monika Heinold. „Ich bin zuversichtlich, dass der Verkauf nun bis Ende des Jahres über die Bühne gehen kann.
Zuvor hatten sich in dieser Woche der Privatbankenverband BdB und der Deutsche Sparkassen- und Giroverband DSGV unter Mitwirkung der Länder und Käufer auf eine Regelung zum Übergang der Einlagensicherung geeinigt. „Wir haben den Durchbruch geschafft, verkündete BdB-Präsident Hans-Walter Peters im Handelsblatt. Bei der Einlagensicherung geht es um den Schutz der Kundengelder im Fall einer Bankenpleite.
Weiterlesen: HSH Nordbank mit Verlust – Verkaufsabschluss im 4. Quartal
Bisher gehörte die staatliche HSH dem Sicherungsfonds der Landesbanken und Sparkassen an. Doch künftig muss sie zu den Privatbanken wechseln. Deren Fonds aber gewährt Kunden von neuen Mitgliedern nicht sofort den vollen Schutz von bis zu 20 Prozent des Eigenkapitals der jeweiligen Bank, sondern garantiert in ...https://www.shz.de/regionales/schleswig-holstein/wirtschaft/der-weg-fuer-den-verkauf-der-hsh-nordbank-ist-frei-id21310027.html