“Troika” to continue controls in athens in october

The heads of the "troika" of international lenders plan to continue their inspections in athens at the end of october. This is what a high-ranking employee of the greek ministry of finance told the dpa news agency on saturday. The experts from the EU commission, the european central bank (ECB) and the international monetary fund (IMF) had previously met with the greek head of government, antonis samaras. "The negotiations will continue", said the greek finance minister ioannis stournaras on tv. They ran well, he said.

One of the most important points is the slimming down of the state through privatization and layoffs in the public sector. The focus of the privatizations is on the port and airport, the waterworks in athens and the port of thessaloniki, and the greek munitions and weapons industry (ELBO and EAS). Troika to demand immediate closure of ELBO and EAS. The government in athens says the two heavily loss-making companies should be restructured in stages. There are also problems with the collection of taxes, he said.

Athens also asked for an extension of the deadline for slimming down the state’s personnel. So far, about 12,500 state employees have been sent to the so-called mobilitatsreserve. If they don’t get a job in other state agencies, they have to leave. Another 12,500 state employees were originally to follow by the end of the year.

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The bill did not add up

Originally, a farmer from the district of bamberg should pay a fine of 9000 euros, according to the bamberg public prosecutor’s office. She had not registered two employees with the AOK bavaria and thus withheld about 26000 euros from the social funds. At the district court of bamberg, criminal court judge christine schal sentenced her to a fine of only 2100 euros for 14 counts of withholding and embezzling pay. But this is far from the end of the financial consequences …

The fields are dry, the coffers are empty. Business is not good. The farm has been in the red for years. The couple have just 750 euros a month to live on together. The 51-year-old farmer took great pains to save money between may 2017 and june 2018. By not registering at least two of its employees for social security in the first place. The slovenians received their wages in cash. "Black money" called the farmer in a whatsapp chat that would become her hangover like other text messages.

Not an isolated case

A similar thing seems to have happened with some other animal caretakers and harvest workers as well as interns. "We are not talking about a single case. They had new people in the yard all the time", according to judge schal. "No one was registered". For all of them, there was room and board, but no contributions to unemployment, pension, health or nursing care insurance. According to the defendant, the employees from poland, slovakia and slovenia in particular did not attach any importance to such security. "What matters to them is what they have at the end of the month".

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Spokesman: dispute over s-21 alternatives “phantom debate

spokesman: dispute over s-21 alternatives 'phantom debate

“There are no political majorities for another variant, no feasibility study, no financing – there is nothing,” dietrich told the dpa news agency in stuttgart. Neither the airport, which has contributed to the costs up to now, nor the city will continue to be available as financiers, because the link between the city and the airport will be eliminated, as will its connection to the high-speed rail line.

“The railroad itself would not want to build the project again from today”s point of view with the experiences made, but sees no alternative to continue building,” said dietrich. The black peter had the country, which so far does not want to pay more than 930 million euro, said dietrich. State premier winfried kretschmann (grune) wants to prevent an exit debate because he knows very well: “whoever demands an exit will pay for it.”

A lot of money is at stake if the project is cancelled. According to the railroad"s calculations, this would amount to at least two billion euros, which is mainly due to the reversal of the track area sold to the city of stuttgart, as well as possible claims for damages by the construction companies that had already been awarded contracts. "The exit is a one-hundred-percent loss, but if construction continues, there will be a new station with more capacity," dietrich emphasized.

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Munnerstadt: council petition for demolition of indoor swimming pool

Munnerstadt: council petition for demolition of indoor swimming pool

The hammer came at the end: at the end of a very short, constructive city council meeting, mayor helmut blank (CSU) announced that he had received an application for a council petition to demolish the former indoor swimming pool. The signatories – all members of the CSU and neue wege city councils – refer to the fact that the signature lists for the third citizens’ petition of the hallenbadfreunde on the future of the former indoor swimming pool have now been handed over to the city administration. The decision on the admissibility of this citizens’ petition is to be made at the city council meeting on 22. July will take place.

"We should use this second ballot to get a comprehensive and meaningful vote from our citizens, incorporating the two broad currents of ‘conservation’ and ‘demolition’ alike. So this time there must also be the possibility to vote for the demolition", it says in the application.

The undersigned therefore request that the city council (pursuant to § 8 abs. 1 of the statutes on citizens’ petitions and referenda) at its meeting on 22. On july 1, we decided to hold a referendum with the following content: "are you in favor of demolishing the former indoor swimming pool and redesigning the resulting open space in accordance with the redevelopment concept adopted by the city council??" Should the city council decide to go through with the referendum, the referendum should be held together with the referendum "preservation of our indoor swimming pool – swimming instead of demolition 2".0" be put to the vote.

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The mood on the alm was high

The mood on the alm was high

Kronach the kronach mayoral elections in about a year’s time cast their shadows ahead. The successor to wolfgang beiergroblein, who is no longer a candidate, is determined to be the second mayor. "Representation, representation, always representation – if I’m not elected soon …", she raved on the weekend in the rosenbergalm. "Actually, i already am, at least the mayoress of hearts", so angela hofmann.

However, the panel discussion with the other applicants is still pending. And for those who are interested in this event, we would like to point out that it will not take place in the schutzenhaus, but in the new rewe-markt. There, angela hofmann (CSU) will be found at the salad counter, the other candidate marina schmitt (SPD) will explain her goals in the detergent department, and the male competitor michael zwingmann (freie wahler) will present his intentions as the new head of the city at the meat counter.

Nevertheless, the above statements should be somewhat steamed up, because they fell during the fourth edition of the kronacher derbleck’n. In the style of the munich nockherberg beer festival, the local political celebrities and city events were taken to task under the leadership of a local multi-talent in the field of humor. His name: martin panzer, age 46, sales manager by profession, once president of the kronich fousa night. He is the initiator of this performance, which was brought to life four years ago. He is still the idea giver, the author of the speeches and a contributor himself. And just like four years ago, besides panzer, tina-christin ruger, martin bittruf, philipp mahr, nicolas roth and nikolai hiesl were part of a sextet that made the almhutte shake. Standing ovations from the 320 or so visitors over two days not only at the end, but already after the respective performances.

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