Stephan Rauhut



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Bavaria abolishes tuition fees

Tuition fees in Bavaria abolished
Bavarian Prime Minister, Seehofer (CSU), declared that Bavaria will abolish tuition fees at all state-run universities. In January, 1.4 milion people...

Current German inheritance tax is unconstitutional

According to the Bundesfinanzhof (German High Court for Fiscal Matters), it is possible that the current inheritance tax is unconstitutional. The High...

Bundesrat votes for women´s quota

The Bundesrat (second chamber of the German Parliament) passed a proposal by Hamburg´s mayor, Olaf Scholz (SPD) to introduce a women`s quota of 40% in...

The German "Bundesverfassungsgericht" (Constitutional Court) approved the ESM with conditions

The "Bundesverfassungsgericht" rejected the complaints against the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The ESM can now be ratified, but conditions for...

Bavarian companies beg for workers

September 1st is traditionally the first day to start apprenticeship in Germany. In the past, this was the time when politicians asked companies to...

Gillamoos: A Bavarian political tradition

The famous festival began in 1313 -- munichFOTO /Dede2
Since 1313 the "Gillamoos" Volksfest (folk festival) has been celebrated the first weekend in September in the town in Abensberg in Lower Bavaria. For...

Altmaier wants continuity for energy change

Minister for Environmental affairs, Peter Altmaier (CDU), expressed that there will be no rash changes for subsidies for ecologic-electric power. "I...

SPD challenger Steinbrück criticized for additional income

The new elected chancellor candidate for the SPD for next year´s elections, Peer Steinbrück, is criticized for his paid activities besides being a...

German Special Forces GSG 9 turn 40

On September 16, 2012, German Special Forces GSG 9 celebrate their 40th anniversary. These Special Forces were set up only three weeks after the...

Federal Minister Ilse Aigner goes to Bavaria

Ilse Aigner, Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (CSU) decided to run for the Bavarian Landtag (state parliament) instead...

Zeil: status quo in banking sector

Martin Zeil, Bavarian minister of state for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology -- munichFOTO / Akriesch
Bavaria's Minister for Economics, Martin Zeil (FDP), has demanded a restriction of the European banking supervision on banks that are important for...

Tax cheats shaking in their boots

Tax cheat data CD's are bought for millions of Euros -- munichFOTO
For many years, some Germans used Swiss banks, with their strict banking secrecy, as a safe haven for some of their assets. There were many reasons,...