News in the morning – News of October 11, 2021 – Politics

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Climate protection: Study sees urgent need for action. The authors write that climate neutrality in 2045 can only be achieved through an unprecedentedly rapid and profound transformation of the entire energy system. “Without additional measures in all sectors, the 2030 and 2045 climate targets are unlikely to be achieved.” The researchers see electricity from sun and wind as the key to freeing Germany from fossil fuels. To the article (SZ Plus)

UN conference on biodiversity begins in China. More protected areas, less plastic: During the consultation, a strategy should be developed to stop the worldwide extinction of species. About one million of the estimated eight million animal and plant species on Earth are now threatened with extinction. To the article (SZ Plus)

Incidence value rises to 66.5. The health authorities in Germany report 3111 new corona infections to the RKI within one day. As of this week, rapid tests are no longer free for many people. They are generally free for people who cannot be vaccinated, such as children under the age of 12. Older adolescents and pregnant women can be tested once a week for free during a transition period until the end of the year. In Sydney, the lockdown ends after almost four months. Go to article

Merkel visits Israel. On her eighth and final trip to the country as chancellor, the German head of government is flattered as a “true friend”. The entire cabinet gathers for a special meeting in her honor. But political differences – for example with regard to Iran’s and Israel’s dealings with the Palestinians – are also discussed. The chancellor lays a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. Go to article

France win the Nations League. Benzema and Mbappé shoot the Deschamps team to the title. In the 2-1 victory over Spain in the final, experience trumps youthful enthusiasm. Oyarzábal scores for the opponent. Go to article

Other important topics

Bundestag election

The breathtakingly rapid decline of the CDU. Kramp-Karrenbauer and Altmaier receive a lot of recognition for their remission of mandates. The withdrawal of the two is also a sign of the collapse of power and the lack of prospects for a party that has been in power for 16 years. CDU leader Laschet wants to present his plans for personnel and substantive renewal to the party leadership on Monday. To the article (SZ Plus)

“Eventually there could also be a split in the Union.” Political scientist Wolfgang Schroeder predicts that the Union will have a hard time reorienting itself. For the FDP he sees great opportunities in a traffic light, with the SPD Scholz must first resolve some fundamental conflicts. To the interview (SZ Plus)

The search for traffic lights continues. The public would hardly be prepared for the failure of talks between the SPD, Greens and FDP – which is why the three sides now prefer to reveal now where there are still conflicts: also in the area of ​​finance. Go to article

Best things

Finally lonely. Two men lose their orientation on a boat trip and drift around in the South Pacific for 29 days. But that’s no reason for a bad mood. Go to article

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