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Corona emergency in spain until may 2021

Corona emergency in spain until may 2021

In spain, which has been particularly hard hit by the pandemic, the corona state of emergency will last until may 2021. At the request of the left-wing government, the parliament approved a controversial and lengthy extension of the so-called state of alert in madrid on thursday.

During the debate before the vote, health minister salvador illa warned of "very difficult months". We must "act united for the good of all," he demanded.

Opposition leader pablo casado of the conservative people’s party (PP) dismissed the long extension as "legal obstruction. Casado had called for a state of emergency by mid-december to "save the christmas business. However, the government prevailed in the vote by 194 to 53. 99 delegates – including those of the PP – abstained from voting. Four deputies were not present.

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The south is languishing in the corona crisis

The south is languishing in the corona crisis

Upside-down economic world in the corona crisis: germany’s south, which has been strong for decades, has been particularly weak since the start of the pandemic. Bavaria and baden-wurttemberg are suddenly in the top group with negative figures.

The number of short-time workers in the two federal states that are accustomed to success is just as above average as the slump in gross domestic product. What is the reason – and is there a bigger problem than just corona??

The bare figures: in baden-wurttemberg, economic output contracted by 7.7 percent in the first half of the year, and by 7 percent in bavaria – both worse than the national average of minus 6.6 percent. And in terms of short-time work, bavaria and baden-wurttemberg ranked first and second nationwide in august, according to the munich-based ifo institute. Nowhere else has the proportion of affected employees been higher than in the past.

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Recession with clear consequences for the labor market

Recession with clear consequences for the labor market

According to a forecast by leading economic research institutes, the severe economic consequences of the corona crisis will leave clear traces on the labor market.

At its peak, the unemployment rate will skyrocket to 5.9 percent and the number of short-time workers to 2.4 million, according to the institutes’ spring report. It will be presented on wednesday and was available to the german press agency in advance.

On average, unemployment will rise by just under a quarter of a million to 2.5 million compared with the previous year, it says. The recession is also having an impact on the disposable income of private households, which will fall this year for the first time since the global financial and economic crisis of 2008/09.

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Vat reduction: it’s difficult with sporting goods fees

The reduction in value-added tax as of 1. July prompted nobert lamm and jorg bubel (both SPD) to submit a motion to the council on wednesday evening during the council meeting in the adelsdorf aischgrundhalle. They requested that the tax savings be passed on to the citizens, for example on the fees for the use of rooms and sports facilities, but also on water. According to lamm, the reduction in value-added tax on water "will not only be reflected in the final bill, but already in the advance payment".

Revenue losses expected

Chamberlain christian bertleff commented on the spdler’s motion during the presentation of the half-yearly housekeeping report. "The water charges are calculated for the whole year for the whole period with five percent VAT", he said, despite the fact that the corona pandemic, according to him, "is expected to result in a loss of revenue".

16 or even 19 percent

But as far as the transfer of spaces and sports facilities is concerned, the situation is a little different: "this is not 08/15, it’s more complex", said bertleff. "It’s a matter of contract. Depending on the contract, 16 or even 19 percent will be charged. You can’t decide that on the spur of the moment", explained the chamberman "but you have to take into account when the service was rendered. For example, if the service was provided from may to october, 16 percent was dropped, but for january to july, or august to january, 19 percent was dropped."

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Couples are getting married again

In the museum terra triassica in the old forester’s house in euerdorf, fossils tell of the changes in the triassic living environment in the area that is now mainfranken. Martina wilm-kiesel, responsible for the museum, promotes visits and supports the administration in the planning, organization and implementation of events and cooperations. For the museum director, contact with the local population is very important, as with the wine festival, which unfortunately cannot take place this year. Here the contact with the local population will be strengthened. Last weekend, two civil weddings took place at the museum – the first since corona took office.

And there was also a premiere: for mayor peter bergel, who has been in office since 1. May is in office, it was also his first assignment as registrar of marriages. "I’m probably as excited as the bride and groom", said bergel. In the wedding room the corona conditions had been well kept due to the small number of persons. The champagne reception took place in the courtyard.

Julia reizlein and sebastian marsch celebrated with a reduced number of guests and are foregoing the church wedding for the time being. But they don’t want to give up their honeymoon, they’re going on it.