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2014-08-05 23:09:40

Congress members offered inspiring words to 75 Americans before they departed for Germany on the year-long Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship program, administered by Cultural Vistas Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Cultural Vistas sent off the 31st class of American participants in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) to Germany last week with a whirlwind two days of orientation, meetings with U.S. Department...

2008-07-07 06:00:23

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp Berlin - According to Peter Struck, chairman of the SPD [Social Democratic Party of Germany] Bundestag Group, people in Germany have to counter the rising oil and gas prices by reducing their energy consumption. Struck told Berlin-based Tagesspiegel am Sonntag: "We must consume less energy and reduce our dependency on oil and gas by using renewable energy sources. We must also urge the people to become more energy-conscious." At the same...

2008-06-30 06:02:44

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp [Report by Helmut Stoltenberg: "A Row About Nuclear Power - Gabriel and Hoehn Want To Shut Down Olf Nuclear Power Plants - Union and FDP for Longer Running Times of Nuclear Power Plants"] Berlin - The positions have become entrenched in the dispute between the parties about the use of nuclear energy. Whereas on the weekend the Union and the FDP [Free Democratic Party] again advocated longer running times for nuclear power plants, the...

2005-11-22 04:57:06

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel received broad backing in a vote in parliament on Tuesday to become Germany's first woman chancellor. The conservative Merkel won 397 votes in the 614-seat Bundestag lower house, the parliamentary speaker said, easily securing the majority she needed to become Germany's eighth post-war chancellor and the first to have grown up in the former communist east. She and her cross-party cabinet of conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) will be sworn in...

2005-11-22 04:52:57

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel received broad backing in a vote in parliament on Tuesday to become Germany's first woman chancellor, a parliamentary source said. The conservative Merkel won 397 votes in the 614-seat Bundestag lower house of parliament, the source said -- easily securing the majority she needed to become Germany's eighth post-war chancellor and the first to have grown up in the former communist east. She and her cross-party cabinet of conservatives and Social...

2005-10-02 16:29:31

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives extended their lead over German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats to four parliamentary seats after a delayed district vote on Sunday, the chief election official said. The conservatives have won 226 seats in the Bundestag lower house and the SPD 222 seats, according to the official provisional result including central Dresden, the last area to vote in Germany's federal election. After voting in the rest of Germany two...

2005-10-02 12:47:59

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's conservatives looked set to extend their lead over German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats to four parliamentary seats after a delayed district vote on Sunday, according to a projection. ZDF television said the conservatives seemed on course to win 226 seats in the Bundestag lower house and the SPD 222 seats, based on the first results from voting in central Dresden, the last area to vote in Germany's federal election. After voting in...

2005-07-05 14:53:23

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder madea pitch for the political center ground on Tuesday beforelikely defeat in an election pitting him against theconservative right and leftist defectors from his own party. Schroeder painted his Social Democrats (SPD) as a safehaven between two extremes as he presented the party'smanifesto before an early September poll which could still beblocked by President Horst Koehler or Germany's top court. Schroeder told...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.