Samstag, 6.02.2016
Sexual assaults on "Weibarfastnacht" in Cologne. (© 2016 AFP)

Sexual assaults on "Weibarfastnacht" in Cologne

Victims reporting more incidents pleases police

After the large police operation during the street carnival in Cologne, the police are relatively satisfied with how the celebrations progressed.
According to the ADAC the year 2015 was not a successfull year on the highway in Germany (Photo: xity)

Length and number of traffic jams increased 2015

ADAC calls for reaction of German government

Freitag, 05.02.2016
The number and also the length of traffic jams in 2015 year were higher than in comparison to the year before. The ADAC published their traffic jam statistics.
The "Möhnen stormed the city hall with scissors. (Photo: xity)

"Altweiber" 2016 in Düsseldorf

"Jecken" celebrate wildly despite rain

Donnerstag, 04.02.2016
On Thursday the 4th of February, the "Möhnen" stormed the city hall. Despite the rain it did not stop the "Jecken" from ushering in the "fifth season".
Police operation against presumed IS terrorist members due to suspected terror plot. (Photo: xity)

Police operation against presumed IS supporters

Searches in Berlin, NRW and Lower Saxony

Donnerstag, 04.02.2016
On Thursday morning the 4th of February, the police acted against suspected members of the jihadist Islamic State terrorist group in Berlin, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.
Schäuble: "The AfD is shameful for Germany. (© 2016 AFP)

Schäuble: "The AfD is shameful for Germany"

He warned of "foul demagogues" and "ratcatchers"

Donnerstag, 04.02.2016
Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble told the "Passauer Neuen Presse" that the Alternative for Germany (AFD) is "shameful for Germany".
The coming ProWein 2016 will open their doors from the 13. until the 15. March, this year in Düsseldorf (Photo: xity)

What the coming ProWein 2016 has to Offer

ProWein 2016 starts on March 13th

Mittwoch, 03.02.2016
Some 6,000 exhibitors from 57 nations have announced their attendance at ProWein 2016 - all relevant wine regions of this world including 400 suppliers in the spirits department.
The participants of the U19 Champions trophy are set (Photo: xity)

U19 Champions trophy starts end of March

Participants of the youth tournament are set

Mittwoch, 03.02.2016
THe 54th U19 champions trophy will happen from the 24. until the 28. March 2016. Some first class clubs will be represented by their U19 teams like PSV Eindhoven, Tottenham Hotspur or Benfica Lissabon.
Mike van Duinen leaves and Nikola Djurdjic joins Fortuna Düsseldorf (Photo: xity)

Fortuna Düsseldorf signs on loan Nikola Djurdjic

Striker comes from Europa league participant

Mittwoch, 03.02.2016
The 29-year-old attacker is being loaned until the summer 2016 from the Bundesliga team FC Augsburg. Djurdjic already had his first training with the team on monday.
Survey: Political mood has calmed down. (© 2016 AFP)

Survey: Political mood has calmed down

Güllner: AfD has reached the "sound barrier"

Mittwoch, 03.02.2016
According to the Chef of Forsa, Manfred Güllner, the political mood "has considerably calmed" after the grand coalition made an agreement to have a united policy on the refugee crisis and asylum seekers. The AfD has not gained any support.
In comparison to last year, the number of employed people increased by 1.0% (Photo: xity)

Labour market figures rising again in 2016

More and more people find a job in Germany

Mittwoch, 03.02.2016
In December 2015, roughly 43.3 million persons resident in Germany were in employment according to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office.
Schäuble warns of Germany not being to able to cope with the refugee crisis.  (© 2016 AFP)

Schäuble warns of Germany not coping with refugees

The Minister of Finance supports Chancellor Merkel

Dienstag, 02.02.2016
Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schäuble (CDU) has warned that Germany could be overwhelmed due to the refugee crisis.
The population of Germany rose from 81.2 million people at the beginning of the year to 81.9 million at the end of the year (Photo: xity)

German population rose at the end of last year

Will Germany's population rise even higher?

Montag, 01.02.2016
Germany's population increased in a number of 700,000 people at the end of last year. This number of people that live in Germany went to 81.9 million at the end of the year.
Costs for refugees in 2016 and 2017 estimated at 50 billion euros. (Photo: xity)

Cost for refugees to reach 50 billion in 2016/2017

Job Institution predicts new debts for Germany

Montag, 01.02.2016
The Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) estimate that the accommodation and catering of refugees as well as providing of integration and language courses will cost 50 billion euros for 2016 and 2017.
Colognes Lord Mayor Henriette Reker does not have the "slightest concerns" for carnival. (© 2016 AFP)

Lord Mayor Reker has no concerns for carnival

A higher number of policemen will ensure security

Montag, 01.02.2016
Cologne's Lord Mayor Henriette Reker believes that people can celebrate carnival safely and without concern despite the attacks on New Year's Eve in the same city.
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