Lugano (dpa) -The sustainable reconstruction of war-ravaged Ukraine is an issue that should be addressed in concrete terms now, according to the German government. Ahead of the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland, on Monday, the German Development Minister Svenja Schulze said that the course for a reform-oriented reconstruction that would strengthen Ukraine’s path towards the European Union had to be set now, the goals being a modern administration, effective tackling of corruption, sustainable infrastructure and energy security.
Ulm and Neu-Ulm (red) - Flying the flag for Ukraine: The 12th International Danube Festival (1-10 July 2022) opened this weekend with a clear symbol of solidarity. Flags with the Ukrainian national colours and appeals for peace were on prominent display for the start of the festival in the southern German cities of Ulm and Neu-Ulm. Films, literature, and music from Ukraine are just as much part of the programme as are political discussions. As a symbol of solidarity of all the countries along the Danube with Ukraine, itself one of them, text fragments from the UN Charter of Human Rights in the languages of the ten countries festoon the festival flags. After the Danube Festival, the flags will be sold for a fundraising campaign for Ukraine.
In Germany there are 24 separate music academies, nine colleges for religious music and numerous institutes for music studies at universities. They offer students and excellent education and qualifications that are highly regarded internationally. Almost every fourth person studying music in Germany comes from abroad.
Zoe Wees conquered the international charts with Control two years ago. In the song the singer comes to terms with a form of epilepsy from which she suffered as a child. She was born in Hamburg in 2002 and was raised by her single mother. When she was 14 her music teacher discovered her talent.
According to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a further 113.099 people in Germany have contracted the virus SARS-CoV-2 in the past 24 hours. (As per: July 1).
With German support, a Thai company has succeeded in converting the waste products generated in palm oil production into a raw material that can be used to produce paper. In the past, many millions of tons of the empty fruit husks would be simply discarded after harvesting. Now they are used to produce paper pulp that is dried, cut up into slices and supplied to paper manufacturers. They mix the raw product with water and other fibres, allowing all kinds of different types of paper to be produced. This is more sustainable and cheaper than using pulp made of wood fibres. And because the fruits of the oil palm are harvested all year round, there is always enough of the raw material available.