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Army conscription looks unlikely in Germany

July 12, 2020 admin 0

The German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) rejects the idea of reintroducing compulsory military service in the country, DBwV head Andre Wuestner told the Rheinische Post newspaper. “The old conscription no longer fits the new demands […]

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German parliament restricts tobacco advertising

July 3, 2020 admin 0

The German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) approved on late Thursday restrictions on smoking and a far-reaching ban on tobacco advertising in the country. Starting next year, commercials for tobacco products in cinemas will only […]

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German parliament makes upskirting a punishable crime

July 3, 2020 admin 0

he German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) passed a law on Friday that increases the legal penalties for upskirting (secretly photographing under a person’s clothes without consent) and for photographing or filming accident victims. Under […]

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Germany’s trains to be more punctual, competitive

July 1, 2020 admin 0

The German government has agreed with the country’s industry associations and unions on a plan to make Germany’s train services more punctual, competitive and environmentally friendly, according to the Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure […]

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Bavaria to offer free Covid tests

July 1, 2020 admin 0

THE German federal state Bavaria has approved free COVID-19 tests for all citizens, the first state in Germany to do so. Residents of Bavaria could get a COVID-19 test “voluntarily” even without symptoms. The test […]