German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she will not lead her Christian Democratic Union into the upcoming election this September. Chancellor Merkel has been in power for the past sixteen years, and leaves a legacy of leading the largest economy within the European Union’s member states.
According to news sources, Nissan has reduced the production of vehicles due to a shortage of semiconductor materials. The Japanese company will decrease development of Note compact cars by 5,000 units in January 2021. Output is anticipated to be decreased starting in February.
Belarus started charging its citizens to leave the country. The information is available at the “Amendments to the Tax Code,” published on the Belarus National Legal Portal. Drivers of cars weighing up to five tons, and with the capacity of up to eight passengers, will have to pay.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday said that she was “sad” and “furious” at the invasion of the Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump, and reiterated that the outgoing president should be held responsible for the fracas. The German chancellor spoke to news reporters yesterday.
Top world leaders have strongly condemned the assault on the United States Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump Wednesday as the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential elections was being ratified. The leaders have called for a “peaceful” transition in the United States and have denounced “an unprecedented assault on American democracy.”
Germany faces weeks of more social, economic, and movement restrictions. An agreement was reached on Tuesday by the federal government and the executives of the nation’s 16 federal states to close most non-food shops, bars, restaurants, cultural and leisure facilities and schools.
The Iran addressed the Coronavirus pandemic this weekend during the National Committee meeting. The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani said: “Coronavirus infection is not a common disease, but a historic test for the peoples and leaders of the world.”
The Norwegian company Det Norske Veritas has refused to certify Nord Stream 2 until US sanctions on the pipeline are lifted. The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will not receive a certificate of conformity, which is required to start its operation, per Det Norske Veritas.
At the beginning of the new year, Portugal took over the rotating presidency of the European Council from Germany for a six-month term. In the face of the still severe new coronavirus epidemic, the task of the new rotating presidency will still be quite arduous. The slogan of the new EU presidency, Portugal, is “Start Action: Rebuild a Just, Green, and Digital Europe.”
On New Year’s Day, almost all parts of the world are quieter than in previous years, without large-scale celebrations or amazing fireworks. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the atmosphere is very different from previous years. People will usher in 2021 with the desire to end the new coronavirus pandemic.
Renata Alt, a member of the German Bundestag for the Free Democratic Party, believes that it is time to offer political asylum to Russian opposition blogger Alexey Navalny. The offer comes on the heels of the Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announcing the launch of a criminal investigation against the Russian dissident.
Self-care does not mean taking sweet foods and wearing protecting clothes like face masks, but it means setting aside enough time to put the focus, energy, and resources on yourself. This is important mostly for freelancers who do churn out eye-catching work and usually end up against unresponsive clients and low rates.
Europol has warned about counterfeit vaccines and other crimes related to the coronavirus vaccine. According to the director of this organization, the supply of fake vaccines, especially on social networks, is a serious danger and there is a possibility of stealing vaccine consignments.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been contemplating the idea to create the “Turk” military political block. The strategic decision has been made, after interference in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, which resulted in the gain for the Azerbaijan.
The French Ministry of Health on Friday announced that a first case of the new strain of the coronavirus that recently appeared in the United Kingdom has been detected in the country. The infected person, a Frenchman living in the United Kingdom, is asymptomatic and has been isolated at home.
The British economy is experiencing challenging times. In 2021, it is plausible that the British economy will enter recession and could even lead to a depression. The majority of British nationals will have Christmas in isolation, and the British developed-Coronavirus vaccine is still pending.
Russia and China believe that Germany will not be able to upgrade to permanent member status on the United Nations Security Council. Furthermore, a Russian diplomat stated that Russia will not miss Germany when its term expires a the end of this month. The comments came on the heels of a scandal that broke out during the UN Security Council meeting.
Russia continues to strengthen its partnerships with Eurasian nations. The main organizations are the Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The actual “Eurasian” direction of development is mainly manifested in the framework of the integration of the associations and international organizations in which Russia operates.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced in Amsterdam that it will submit an evaluation report on BioNTech and Pfizer’s new coronavirus vaccine on December 21, eight days ahead of the original plan. It is generally believed that afterwards, the European Commission’s approval is no doubt.
Hit hard by the second wave of covid-19, Germany has decided to impose more drastic measures to halt the spread of the pandemic. The country has consequently opted for measures such as the closure of shops and schools, for fear that the forthcoming holidays are likely to spike the infections even further.
The German Ambassador, President-in-Office of the European Union, has been summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry on behalf of the Union and has been informed of “the extent of the protest by the Assistant Secretary-General and Director General for Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs”.
Post-Brexit trade talks between the European Union and Britain have entered their last day, in a final attempt to reach an agreement. Both parties warned that an agreement might not be reached. The conditions set by the European Union are still “unacceptable” to the United Kingdom, a government source said.
The three major U.S. stock indexes oscillated higher after opening lower. The Dow regained its 30,000-point mark at the end of the session. The S&P 500 index fell for 3 consecutive trading days. The Dow rose 47.11 points, or 0.16%, to 30046.37; the Nasdaq fell 27.94 points, or 0.23%, to 12,377.87; the S&P 500 index fell 4.64 points, or 0.13%, to 3,663.46 points.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have not yet hinted that they are ready to engage in direct contact to discuss and sort out various epidemic relief plans. Many lawmakers said that this step is important, and an agreement this month is essential.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the Bundestag on Wednesday and asked for further restrictions in the country to halt the rampant spread of coronavirus. Chancellor Merkel is in full support of the idea of closing shops between Christmas and early January next year.
Turkey has condemned the detention of one of its ships by eastern-based Libyan forces in the Mediterranean, saying the ship should be allowed to resume its voyage to western Libya, and warning of a possible act of retaliation. The ship, which was heading to the port of Misurata, was stopped off the coast of Ras Al Hilal.
The United Kingdom has agreed to waive the clauses on Northern Ireland that violated the European Union withdrawal agreement. The technical negotiating teams of the 27 member states and the British government have concluded work on the implementation of the agreement as of January 1, 2021.
Kazem Gharib Abadi, Iran’s Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), strongly criticized the release of a confidential report by the organization on Iran’s plan to install three new cascades of centrifuges in Natanz. The IAEA provided the information to the member nations pertaining to Iran’s decision to install the advanced IR-2M centrifuges.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) informed its members in a confidential report on Friday (December 4th) that Iran intends to install more than 500 new centrifuges at the Nazanar nuclear facility in southern Iran. Reuters reports that it has seen the confidential report of the agency.
The prime ministers of Hungary and Poland conducted a meeting in Budapest on November 26. During the meeting, the Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orban, and Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, signed a joint declaration rejecting a European Union proposal which would have linked each EU member’s budget payments to the EU.
According to reports, Vice President of the European Commission Maros Sefcovic said on Tuesday that by 2025, the EU can produce enough batteries to power its fast-growing electric vehicles without relying on imported batteries. It’s part of the plan to achieve “climate neutrality” by 2050.
Western Union, the world’s largest money transfer company, spent $200 million to acquire a 15% stake in the digital payment division of STC Group. Saudi Arabia’s largest telecommunications operator said in a statement on Saturday that the acquisition will provide the company with funds and support its long-term expansion plans.
The United States officially withdrew from the Treaty on Open Skies on Sunday, six months after notifying parties to the treaty that it would do so. The treaty allows signatories to scout each other’s military installations, which is seen as an important measure to build mutual trust after the end of the Cold War.
Germany and Russia recorded the highest daily numbers of positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic i.e 23,648 and 24,318, respectively. Germany recorded 1,039 more infections than last Thursday, and 106 above the record of daily infections registered a week ago, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The Russian Ministry of Economic Development announced new draft law pertaining the simplified procedure for the foreign nationals to obtain Russian residential permit. It should be noted, Ukrainian nationals can obtain Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure already without the need of the investment.
The European Union warned that the UK has not taken enough action to overcome the three major obstacles facing a post-Brexit trade agreement. The leaders of Belgium, France, and the Netherlands urged greater efforts to prepare contingency plans in case an agreement is not reached.
The large scandal erupted within German government pertaining the plagiarism accusation and reprimand. Plagiarism is an unethical on all levels. At present, German Minister Franziska Giffey is forced to give up her academic degree. Ms Giffey is accused of plagiarizing her PhD dissertation from the Free University of Berlin.
The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, and his wife, Camilla, traveled to Berlin on Sunday, November 15, to mark the annual ‘National Day of Mourning’ in Germany to pay tribute to the victims of war, terrorism and extremism. In a speech in German, Prince Charles emphasized the continuation of his country’s friendly relations with Germany.
Tanzanian opposition leader Tundu Lissu left the German embassy in Dar es Salaam for Brussels with the help of Western diplomats. He told the media that he is being threatened following his move to challenge President John Pombe Magufuli in the country’s recently concluded presidential elections.
You probably never dreamed you’d be in search of a job during a global pandemic. Talk about challenges, right? Okay, before you get down and think your chances just slid to the floor, let’s look at what you can do to make the most of your time, and how you can land that next job interview.
One of the first things to consider is how you present yourself to others. Have you evaluated your personal brand lately? What makes you a valuable candidate to prospective employers? How will you stand out in a crowded marketplace? What transferable skills do you have? What are your strengths and how can you amplify them? Consider what courses are available to help you stay competitive in your industry. By evaluating your personal brand, you’ll get an overarching view of how potential employers see you.
Top European leaders on Tuesday engaged US president-Elect Joe Biden via phone calls to congratulate him on his electoral victory and wish him well. Among them were British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, President Emmanuel Macron of France, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.