Dante’s Verses: Compass for Exile

Halfway through our life I found myself in the dark forest, for the straight path was lost to me. In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself in a dark forest because the straight path was lost. (Hell I, 1–3) The first lines of the “Divine Comedy” memorized us, siblings, very … Read more

Corona rules: which federal states are now planning to relax

VThe number of infections is falling everywhere in Germany. Every fourth district now has a 7-day incidence of less than 100. According to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 103 of 412 districts and urban districts recorded were below this politically set mark on Tuesday morning. For comparison: a week ago only 57 circles … Read more

Support care & health insurances with billions

Berlin Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to implement key points of the desired nursing reform via detours before the end of the legislative period. This emerges from the ministry’s formulation aids for the government parliamentary groups, which are available to the Handelsblatt. They relate to amendments that are to be incorporated into … Read more

Spahn brings new wage regulations for elderly care workers on the way

NAfter the recent coalition dispute over legal wage regulations for elderly care workers, things should now go very quickly: According to new plans by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), a corresponding legal regulation is to be discussed and approved in the Bundestag at short notice. This shows a legislative proposal formulated on Monday from … Read more

Economists call for relaxation for vaccinated people

Mor freedom for vaccinated people – it took a while, but now this demand is also gaining support within the grand coalition. As early as Wednesday, the cabinet could initiate a corresponding ordinance from Federal Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht (SPD). However, the draft also makes it clear: more freedom does not mean all freedoms. Vaccinated … Read more

Heil wants collective wage for elderly care

IIn the grand coalition, there is a dispute over legal requirements for better pay for nurses before the federal election. SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz announced on Sunday in Potsdam a joint initiative with Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD), “which will ensure that collective agreements in the care of the elderly become a reality”. Heil … Read more